A Serene Garden Was Tucked Between This California Home's Two A-Frames—and It Set the Tone for the Entire Interior Project
该空间注入了西海岸 - 欧洲设计敏感性，由内部专家Rob Diaz提供。
室内设计师Rob Diaz., his newly-built Sherman Oaks, California, was a creation from the ground up—and for the creative,its exteriorwas just as important as the interior. "Before beginning this project, I had a vision for what geometry of the home should look like. However, the materials took some time to figure out," he admits, ultimately choosing a natural stone to cover the entire outside surface. And the遏制上诉didn't stop there. "My overall goal was to integrate a serene garden area between the two A-frames and make the home open to the outside. It really made it appear larger," he shares.
It was equally important to Diaz to introduce elements of luxury, which led to warm rift and plain sawn white oak finishes. The old-school toggles and rotary dimmers throughout the home offer a nod to nostalgia. "There's a delicate balance betweenold and new我爱,而仍然保持高端和再保险fined in design," Diaz explains. Here, the designer takes us on a tour of the finished house, from the transportive outdoor spaces to a cozy nook underneath the staircase, which Diaz divulges is one of his favorite hidden corners of the home.
Though it became one of the house's most striking elements, selecting and applying theEco Outdoornatural limestone在外部was the greatest challenge of the project, Diaz says: "The exterior stone cladding was a very costly choice and while I tried to utilize other materials, it did not work well. The stone was the clear winner and I wanted it to be all over the exterior."
家里膨胀的门厅features the same stone cladding, which continues through the steel glass door. Of course, practical and everyday use was also considered. "We wanted to make sure the home did not compromise on functionality, so we added a built-in for coats, shoes, and keys," Diaz explains. The front-facing wall features two lucite chain sconces fromTrueing, infusing a touch of whimsy.
Mixing European and Californian design sensibilities, the living room featuresneutral colorways, Scandinavian minimalism, and statement lighting—along with the cozy and unexpected reading nook tucked under the stairs. "The long linen drapes in the living room softens the space while also maintaining the home's contemporary look," notes Diaz.
Together, "the kitchen and living room is the ultimate entertainer's paradise, and the backyard is ideal for COVID-19-friendlyoutdoor gatherings," says Diaz, noting that he looks forward to grilling and lounging by the pool.
When it came down to the details, Diaz left no stone unturned. "We applied fluted, rustic clay on the dining room wall and inside the主卧室, adding depth and texture to the adjoining smooth walls and ceilings throughout the home," he points out.
A Refined Retreat
这real star of the main bedroom, however, is thedecadent bathroom, featuring a 17-foot-long arabascato marble floating counter (bolted into the wall with steel brackets), motorized woven shades, and an Apparatus arrow lamp anchored over a 70-inch soaker tub.
Office with a View
While Diaz notes that his style is contemporary, he doesn't identify with one singular设计趋势，选择在整个内部结合经典选择。“从岩石外部到光滑柔滑的粘土墙壁，老水槽，新的混凝土彩色水槽，经典照明和豪华的材料，设计唤起了低调的优雅，将持续为代来说，”他分享。
这外部风景is made up of 100 percent natural materials, sourced from Eco Outdoor in Beverly Hills. Like the rest of the home, the landscape offers a European-meets-California vibe. "The outdoor fountains are natural marble and jade. I also love gravel driveways and wanted to incorporate this into the project. I feel like they take you somewhere outside the city," Diaz says.