i can't remember if i ever mentioned that my husband is in the real estate business. what this means, among other things, is that he comes across some amazing homes in his line of work. more often than not, he sends me links to such homes so that my jaw can appropriately drop to the floor. case in point, take in the breathtaking shots of this newport beach, california home. whoever staged this home cleverly used little pops of red throughout that instantly caught my eye [wink]. while i would happily accept this home soup to nuts if, say, someone willed it to me (i should be so lucky), there are a few things i would tweak. there's always room for tweaks, right? nothing structural, just cosmetic (the nerve!):
- i love a white shingled home with black shutters. in addition, all the window trim and doors have been painted black inside and out, adding to the home's dramatic effect; it's brilliant. the only thing i would change is perhaps i would paint the door a bright color like crimson red or...?
- i'm loving the craftsmanship of this home, including all the moldings, thick baseboards, ebony hardwood floors, and built-ins.
- the little sitting area above is pretty perfect and i don't think i would change anything. though, i have to admit, the white armchairs make me a little nervous.
- i love the red upholstered armchairs in the dining room, but another part of me is dying to change out all the chairs for something mid-century modern. perhaps the wegner wishbone would work?
- i love the carrera marble used for the kitchen island! however, i would change out those red leather stools for bertoia bar stools.
- i thought the powder room was really unique. the ornate mirror and custom vanity are pretty stunning.
- behold the master bedroom and bath! the zebra print upholstered bench at the end of the bed would need to vamoose. however, the high pitched, tongue-and-grove ceiling...yes, please!
- oh, again with the carrera marble in the master bath!
so, now that i officially have lockjaw, tell me what you think - what do love and what would you change?
source: all images via houzz