Ready for part two of our #MGDxLaJolla reveal? We know we are! If you missed part one of our La Jolla interior design project launch, head there to see the front exterior, entry, hallway, and kitchen spaces. In today’s post, we’ll be diving into the dining room, living room, powder bath, and office. These spaces are the perfect balance of fun and family-oriented with a sophisticated soft contemporary feel. From formal dinner parties to movie nights at home, this home is capable of it all! Get your pin button ready, because there’s lots of inspiration ahead you’ll want to save. Let’s get into it!
The dining room is right off the kitchen, and it’s where our clients eat all of their meals – Even with 3 little kids! We continued the limestone floors into this space for a more organic feel, and then clad the ceiling in narrow white oak paneling to tie in the cabinetry in the hallway and kitchen. A steel picture window mimics the steel windows and doors off the entry, and we love the natural light it adds to this space. A custom commissioned piece of abstract art completes the design!
The living room is the other half of an open-concept great room space with the kitchen. It has the perfect indoor/outdoor feel, which is one of the first things that attracted our clients to this property. Open ceilings allow you to feel the volume of the two story home in this space. We love how spacious it makes the room feel. A plaster fireplace surround blends in with the walls, and white oak built-ins add warmth and balance to the focal wall. The back panels in the built-ins are actually the same steel we used on the kitchen range hood, and add some contrast to this bright and open living room design.
For furnishings, our clients wanted to keep a clear path for the kids to run in and out. So, it was important for the pieces to be comfortable but without a heavy footprint. We went with a custom sectional in a performance fabric, a large leather ottoman with a cuff table that you can move depending on where you’re sitting, and a pair of two swivel chairs. Because the space is so large, we had a subtle plaid area rug custom made to fit the dimensions we needed.
The downstairs powder bath is perfectly understated and has a cool factor that we just love. The walls are plaster, which adds a subtle texture that differentiates it from the drywall in other downstairs spaces. Our favorite part of this space has to be the custom fluted vanity with an integrated marble sink. It’s just so pretty! In lieu of sconces, we went with a pair of petite pendants to flank the vanity. Finally, we continued the limestone floors in a smaller size.
The final space in today’s reveal is this moody office space! Our client really wanted a play off light and dark in his office, and we love how it turned out. A wall-to-wall built-in houses his monitors along with books and objects that are meaningful to him. We continued the built-in paint color on the ceiling and added an exposed beam to add contrast. Similar to the living room, the fireplace is plaster, and then we added a steel surround at the top and a subtle mantel detail. You may recognize these leather briefcase chairs from the our Spanish Canyon project living room. We loved them too much and had to repurpose them in this space. Another custom-commissioned piece of art and a built-in corner bar complete the office design!
Which La Jolla interior design space has been your favorite so far? If you need a refresher on part one, check out both our reveal post and “get the look” post from last week. Next, we’ll be sharing the links and sources from these spaces. Then, you can snag your favorite pieces for your own home! Make sure you’re following along on Instagram as we continue sharing more from this project, including new unreleased video content. We hope you’re enjoying this reveal as much as we are – See you again soon!