Courtney Thomas
September 28, 2022

A California Coastal Design Come True

A California Coastal Design Treasure

This client had been looking for a California coastal design inspired home for 30 years. Her dream was for her family to have their own place by the water. Her vision included a two-bedroom cottage, but what she ended up finding was so much more. Courtney Thomas Design knew this project would need the California curated touch—a perfect balance of indoor and outdoor living.

Laguna Breezy Blue California Coastal Office Design

Where The Waiting Place Came In

We always stay focused on the end goal and vision, especially in the face of distractions and unexpected news—what we like to refer to as the Waiting Place. This project had the clients feeling a lag mid-way through, so we decided to talk them through the situation. We made trips down to Laguna, where their second home was being built, and let them know what was happening. Communication was key in moving this project forward.

After a 30-year search, we wanted to make this California coastal design all it could be for the client. So we made sure to draw out the coastline as much as possible as this is a home built around the view, and it captures the very best of indoor and outdoor living.

Laguna Breezy Blue California Coastal Outdoor Design

From Here To Home: The Completed Design

The completed project was everything the client hoped for and more! Her vision was realized, and her family got their oasis. We honored the original architecture, but we also made sure to give the home a beachy feel. We added lots of textures, light woods, blown glass, wicker, and shades of blue so the interior became an extension of what they were seeing outside their windows.

The warm wood floors, thick millwork, soft carpets, thick wool throws, and Adirondack chairs give the space a homey feel and make it the perfect place to sit back, relax, and soak up the coastal views—achieving its original intention.

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Courtney Thomas, ASID

Principal & Lead Designer

My job is to make spaces functional in their layout, comfortable in their use, inspirational in their style and luxurious in their appointment. In that order. For that one moment after installation, the pictures are perfect.

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