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Courtney Thomas
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May 24, 2024

Our Mediterranean Coastal Project

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Los Angeles, this exquisite 5,000 square foot Mediterranean Estate sits on a lush half-acre lot. Our clients, a vibrant and fun-loving young family, were a designer’s dream. They embraced our creative vision with enthusiasm, opting for bold colors, patterns, and architectural elements that breathed new life into this 1990s-built home.

Mediterranean Coastal Entryway Design

A New Vision for an Entertaining Haven

Originally constructed in the 90s, the house needed a layout that suited the family’s love for hosting and entertaining. We set out to replace the cold stone floors, Tuscan granite, and topiary landscaping with a design that welcomes natural light and enhances the flow for family gatherings and guest entertainment. Our goal was to infuse the home with architectural details that respected its origins while creating spaces that felt both fresh and timeless.

A Blend of Coastal and Tuscan Elegance

Inside the main house, coastal and Tuscan elements blend effortlessly. Wrought iron features and satin brass elements complement a mix of Belgian Oak antiques, Thibaut fabrics, and Hickory Chair furniture. The house includes a mudroom, laundry room, pantry, kitchen, bar, four bedrooms, three living spaces, two dining spaces, and five bathrooms.

A Kitchen to Inspire Daydreaming

Where it all began. The original kitchen was small and closed off from the rest of the house. Now, it is the open heart of the home.  Metalwork cabinets and hand-blocked fabric drapes add a charming touch that make you want to lean against the window and daydream. The arched paneled oak on the quartz-covered island mimics the home’s Spanish archways, offering comfortable seating for four and creating a cohesive design narrative.

Mediterranean Coastal Kitchen Interior Design

The Gathering Place: The Great Room

Adjacent to the kitchen, the great room exemplifies the home’s larger transformation. Light pours in through expansive La Cantina doors, illuminating the geometric coffered ceiling. The Mediterranean white-washed wood hues, accented with blues, create a sense of subtle grandeur and sophistication. This space invites relaxation and lingering, making it perfect for both intimate family moments and larger gatherings.

Mediterranean Coastal Luxe Family Room Design

An Inviting Outdoor Oasis 

Stepping out from the great room, the expansive patio feels like a natural extension of the indoor space. Its shaded enclosure offers a perfect spot to unwind or entertain. The backyard, anchored by a dreamy pool, is completed by the family’s buoyant, colorful pool house. This carefree and low-maintenance space includes a guest kitchen, bathroom, Murphy bed, and textured vinyl wallpaper, ensuring that friends and family can relax and have fun.

Mediterranean Coastal Patio Design

Mediterranean Coastal Home Bar Design

A Sanctuary for the Soul

Perhaps one of our favorite spaces is the Primary Suite and bathroom.  Creating an artful sanctuary for the parents of teenage twins was a rewarding challenge.

Mediterranean Coastal Master Bedroom Design

This luxurious and relaxing bathroom offers the perfect haven within the home, allowing our clients to reclaim a sense of tranquility throughout their busy days.

Mediterranean Coastal Master Bathroom Design

A Home for Joyful Gatherings

Seeing our clients’ parties on social media is the sweetest reward. Nothing makes us happier than knowing their home supports the family and friend-centric lifestyle they envisioned. Every detail of this house was designed with their vibrant, entertaining spirit in mind, and it’s gratifying to see them enjoying it to the fullest.

Project Title: Mediterranean Coastal 
Location: La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Interior Design: Courtney Thomas Design
Photographer: David Tsay
Stylist: Cate Kalus
Completed: May 2023

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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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