It’s time for the final part of our La Jolla home design project reveal! So far, we’ve shared the front exterior, the downstairs living areas, and the kids’ spaces in this soft contemporary family home. If you missed parts one through three, head to the projects section of our blog to catch up! Today, we’ll be revealing the main bedroom and bathroom suite, along with the enviable backyard space. Without further ado, let’s jump in!
Now this is a main bedroom that we’d love to spend a lot of time in! The dark neutral color palette feels like an extension of the rest of the house, and the simplistic design of the space is both contemporary and timeless. The overhead metal beams were pre-existing, and we just sandblasted and refinished them for a more modern feel. All of the furniture is repurposed from their previous bedroom, and we just added fresh bed linens, a new rug, and a new bench at the foot of the bed to make it feel fresh again. We love the pops of charcoal and wide open feel of this space!
In the main bathroom, we continued the limestone floors in a smaller size laid in an offset pattern. The overall design feels very grown up, and it serves as the perfect retreat for the parents. One of our favorite things about this space are the plaster walls in a light grey finish. It adds so much depth and visual interest to the design! We designed this custom double vanity to include a makeup area with space to tuck a stool underneath. The countertops and extended backsplash are sea pearl quartzite, and we added mixed metals in satin nickel and dark bronze finishes for extra character. The shower is truly a dream with its full slab walls and cantilevered bench seat. We also added his and hers soap niches for extra storage. The entire bathroom has a calming, moody, and serene feel to it that we just can’t get over!
The stairs are undoubtedly one of the most recognizable features of this La Jolla home design. However, it took a lot of conversations to get to this final design! We had several meetings with the architect, builder, and clients to talk about this stairwell. The original design was very narrow and had clunky lines that didn’t fit the soft contemporary style we wanted to achieve. After value engineering all of the different options, we ultimately decided to enhance and beautify the profile of what was already there. We smoothed out the lines and curvature of the staircase, and now it serves as this really beautiful architectural moment in the great room. It has the perfect mix of materials that really embody the style and design of the house.
We opted for oak flooring on the staircase and in the upper hall area off the main bedroom. Although the hall looks down to the great room, kitchen, and backyard, our clients opted to go with a pair of barn doors to conceal the double entry to the bedroom instead of trying to create added privacy. The result is a space that feels more open, updated, and contemporary!
Our clients spend a ton of time outdoors, so it was important for us to create different areas to serve multiple purposes in the backyard. There’s lots of grass for the kids to play, a cool pool off to the side, an outdoor dining area with easy access to the kitchen, and lounge areas for relaxing in the California sunshine. Because the backyard gets so much direct sunlight, they also have a retractable awning that they can open and close as they wish. We continued the limestone floors from the great room out here. The flooring minimizes the differentiation and creates a space that flows beautifully from indoors to outside.
Now that we’ve shared all of the indoor and outdoor spaces from this La Jolla home design project, which one is your favorite? We’re partial to the kitchen and the living room, but the kids’ rooms are just so cute! We’ll be back next week with all of the links and sources from the main bedroom, bathroom, and back exterior. Until then, browse our portfolio for all of the interior inspiration you need. You can also click over to Instagram to save your favorite spaces! Thanks so much for following along 🙂