Chic New Interiors Take a Ranch House Beyond Typical-Via Houzz.com
Sophistication is the name of the game for this California home — and the designer played it skillfully with finishes and furnishings.
With this typical ranch-style home in Alamo, California, interior designer Kriste Michelini was able to look past what existed and imagine it with a new, chic attitude. With a few tweaks and well-chosen finishes and furnishings, she’s made that vision a reality — and thus, the cycle begins again.
Photography by Wayne Miller
The mottled brick on the fireplace has been painted white, and the cabinets beside it have new, simpler hardware to bring it into this century. An area rug with an abstract pattern is forgiving (remember, two young kids live here) and classy. The ceiling-piercing cans are gone, replaced by an elegant spherical light fixture.
When she wasn’t able to find a bench in the right dimensions, the designer purchased a metal coffee table from Crate & Barrel, had the legs cut down and then added a cushioned top.
Sofa: Ironies, Kneedler/Fauchere; chairs: Lawson-Fenning; bench: Crate&Barrel; rug:Bellbridge Carpets; light fixture: Restoration Hardware
The light fixture and bar stools strike a modern industrial note.
Fireplace surround: Caesarstone
Light fixture: Ochre
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