Courtney Thomas
September 28, 2022

A Spanish Transitional Design for Years to Come

This Spanish Transitional Design Means Home

This mother knew that she wanted her family to be spending as much time at home as they were spending at their Laguna beach home (that we also happened to design). She was ready to update her La Canada home with a Spanish transitional design. Courtney Thomas Design had worked with this client before, so there was already a familiarity and relationship established. We knew her design style and preferences but would be able to take an entirely different approach with her La Canada home.

Oh So Spanish Transitional Sitting Room 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. Since this was an older home, there were electrical considerations that came up during the project, and changes had to be made to the house in order to make the space more functional. These in-between considerations had to be made while staying consistent with the roots of the home and ensuring it could meet today’s modern needs.

We were able to flip this 1910s home on its head to repurpose and ensure that each space serves a purpose and makes sense for how the family wants to utilize the space. Now they have a cozy family room where they can gather and spend quality time together.

Oh So Spanish Transitional Main Room Design

From Here To Home: The Completed Design

This client is in love with her updated La Canada home and the Spanish transitional design style. While everyone has a soft spot for the Laguna home, her family can’t get enough of this home. They love the whitewashed walls, lightened upholstery, Spanish tiles, arches, and flourishes.

Refreshing the home helped to give it new life. Now, they have a space that’s great for quiet moments and entertaining. By personalizing each space, there’s so much to uncover and explore, and the family wants to keep returning for more. More than anything, this mother wanted her grown children to have a home that they wanted to come back to, and now they do. 

See more photos of this design project here.

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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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