Southern California Idyll

A Dream of Sun-Drenched Ease Is Fully Realized Just Blocks Away from Balboa Island and Newport Bay


Southern California Idyll

A Dream of Sun-Drenched Ease Is Fully Realized Just Blocks Away from Balboa Island and Newport Bay


Located in the prestigious Irvine Terrace neighborhood of Corona del Mar, California, the original 1960s home on Seadrift Drive simply did not meet the needs of a modern, active family. Typical of the old house was its small kitchen at the center of the layout, hardly suited to the cooking and entertaining of today. Local developers CdM Homes were asked to completely reconstruct the residence into a five-bedroom property, taking it down to the studs and starting afresh while staying within the existing footprint. The Interior designer Newport Beach, BRANA Designs, contributed to the project with a unique sensibility and talent for contemporary interior design that fulfills the particular lifestyle needs and dreams of their clients.


We complemented the expansive new open floor plan with clean lines and a light color scheme generously accented with wood and brass. Central to the new main-floor layout is a kitchen open to the terraced pool patio as well as to adjoining indoor living spaces. Bespoke folding windows and doors connect the indoors with the lushly landscaped exteriors, for a traffic flow perfectly tailored to Southern California entertaining.


We showcase some unique ideas in this bright, open masterpiece of contemporary interior design. Just a few of the many highlights include:


Selecting the perfect complements in furnishings.

To add interest and warmth to the bright, airy, light-colored interiors, we have chosen furniture in natural woods, leathers, and earth-toned fabrics.


Adding interest at eye level and above.

Boldly graphic artworks and posters, along with a unique abstract wood-veneer chandelier above the dining table, contribute intrigue and excite conversation.


Making bathtime a luxury.

In the master bath, a deep freestanding soaking tub, a spacious glass-enclosed shower, and double vanities separated by a vanity counter with its own large mirror and lighting provide daily spa-quality experiences.


Encouraging outdoor entertaining.

Beneath the spacious covered pool patio, a grouping of comfortable all-weather furniture invites people to gather and relax in the open air.



In these and so many other ways,  we made the Southern California dream an achievable reality.

Corona del Mar, Newport Beach
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