We’re heading to the beautiful landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area for our latest project reveal! Our Bay Area Project clients came to us with a blank slate in the form of a gorgeous home they had recently purchased. They were looking to make the best use of the space, and enlisted LD to decorate the entire home. Our collective vision was a bright, airy abode that evokes modern coastal California style, designed to keep up with this busy young family.
Bay Area Project concept overview; a collection of our inspiration and materials for this home.
The Bay Area Project home was purchased move-in ready. We had fantastic bones to work with—vaulted ceilings, large spaces, modern finishes—but it needed that inviting warmth that comes with intentional styling. We set out to make each space feel unique, yet complementary to the home’s architecture and cohesive with our client’s affinity for neutrals and cooler coastal tones.
An overview of the full Bay Area Project floor plan.
One of our favourite features of this home is the flow. The dining room is open to the kitchen and is visible from the entryway when you first enter the home. We wanted to direct the eye to the dining space and used a graphic shibori-printed wallpaper to achieve a wow moment. We love the bright, airy feel of the entire home and our signature use of a high contrast palette throughout. Let’s explore the first round of final spaces!
A mock-up of the featured dining room in the Bay Area Project.
First impressions matter! We used the entryway to set the tone for the rest of the home. This space welcomes the homeowners and guests alike with a serene, modern coastal vibe, established by the clean lines of the furniture and intentional, curated styling. Given the open concept floor plan, we practiced restraint in the entryway to ensure a natural flow into the home.
We decorated the kitchen with functional pieces for a busy family. The space was already of a transitional style with shaker cabinets, and we added a modern twist by bringing contrast with the black island colour as well as minimalist fixtures and hardware. We selected counter stools that combine solid mango wood and woven banana leaf to bring texture and warmth to the high contrast palette. The materials also maintain that modern coastal vibe at the core of the project.
The Dining Room
This large dining space was already impressive with plenty of natural light pouring in from windows and walk-out doors on three sides. As it’s open to the kitchen, we wanted to draw attention to the room while complementing the black and white palette. We toyed with the idea of painting the walls, but landed on this cool-toned, shibori-printed wallpaper to infuse the open concept with a pop of pattern! The sculptural lines of the dining table, chairs, and chandelier keep a clean, modern beat.
The Primary Bedroom
The framework of this bedroom space was a dream, from the high ceilings to the french doors opening onto a courtyard. Our vision was to create a cozy oasis where our clients can enjoy their morning coffee or relax at the end of the night. The scale of the room made it a tricky space to layout. We played with a few furniture combinations and finally landed on the set of elegant, shapely armchairs and Guanacaste coffee table at the foot of the bed, paired with an oversized, handwoven rug that both connects and grounds the space. The statement chandelier is the final touch, accentuating the high ceilings and adding both ambient light and soft texture to the room.