Pillows, Jenny Pennywood; Hides, Shepherdess; Table, West Elm; Chair, Hans Wegner.
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Refrigerator, Fisher & Paykel; Faucet, Amazon; Citrus Press, Target; Range, Bertazzoni; Sink, Native Trails.
When I was in the process of designing the living room fireplace, I fell in love with inverted fluted concrete panels and decided to bring the Brutalist concept into the kitchen with custom cupboards. Ventura-based fabricator Native Oak made them out of MDF using a CNC machine (around $8,000). I went with terrazzo counters ($5,000) that match the floor tiles we used in the main bedroom.
Splurge: Give the Kitchen Eye Candy
Splurge: Create Old-World Character From Scratch
One way to bring Portugal to me was to use stone, plaster, and lots of arches, which are typically found in the rural countryside. In the hallway, we had to modify the full arch I wanted into a half arch, so as to not get in the way of the beam support. Instead, I continued the rest of the shape with an asymmetrical curve in the entry nook. Arches pop up elsewhere in the form of a shower wall, lath and plaster fireplace, and pocket closet door. I wanted my new chapter to be exciting with totally different architecture and interior design that I’ve done before. All I need is to make a little stone shed out back to store all the tools I’ve collected and my dream will be fulfilled.