Written by: Lauren

I am working on a really exciting project right now, and loving every second of it! My client recently purchased a gorgeous Cape Cod home in Encino, but one thing I love most about this client is that she always wants to put her own spin on things. When this house is done, it will be a great representation of her style which is clean and transitional with a bit of mid century modern flair. Maybe even a few art deco touches. Are you intrigued yet? This project is moving pretty quickly, so before it gets too far along in the process I wanted to show our progress. 

We’ve already added wall paneling to the entry space and took out the cross bars on these sliding doors to give the atrium a more open feel. We have these things to still be installed; a new pivot door, an amazing light fixture, and of course art and furniture will transform this space.

The atrium previously had brick flooring and was kind of being used as an outdoor “living room” if you will. We decided to use it as the true centerpiece of the house. We installed this gorgeous white flooring and a huge olive tree is on its way!

This is the formal living room just off the entry. In this photo you can see the moldings I mentioned above. A gorgeous new custom marble fireplace surround and those black and white awnings will be swapped out for a black metal version. 

We had a photo that really inspired this stairwell. It literally will look nothing like it did to start when we are finished with it … Wall moldings, a new custom brass stair railing, and marble treads. Still need to pick a light for this space too.

The dining room is probably one of the only rooms that is left structurally untouched, but we are ready to enhance it with wallpaper that’s on its way from Phillip Jeffries and some stunning furniture we have in the works.

The kitchen counters are complete and the new sinks have been installed. We are reworking some of the cabinetry and adding in some fun details such as a cappuccino machine. Can’t wait to see it all done. Just waiting on the plumbing fixtures we ordered as well as the hardware, counter stools, and a custom hood. 

My client insisted on this thicker countertop edge detail, and man am I glad she did! The honed marble … I’m still drooling over! I am so obsessed with this kitchen! 

Under the dusty plastic is the most gorgeous black glass bar top. It was one of the first things to go in, and I am still dying to see it unveiled. 

This photo doesn’t even begin to do that new fireplace surround justice! The leathered stone on it is insane, and our audio visual technician installed the most beautifully framed TV I’ve ever seen (I never thought I would say that about a TV!). 

Here’s a peek at the new ceiling we installed in the office. It’s going to look pretty amazing once it’s painted.

The new theater, shag carpet is getting installed later this week, and we are working on finalizing some really cool lighting and furniture for this space.

This room is for my client’s daughter, but the closet wasn’t quite large enough. So we added some built in cabinetry which is going to look great when it’s all painted and the hardware installed. I am pretty excited about the bed and nightstands we have already ordered from Visionnaire  and the new light fixture for this room as well!

The master bedroom has the third fireplace we designed and will have a custom cabinet with a brass top built in to the niche next to it. We are currently working on some fun upholstered wall paneling, lighting, furniture, and an amazing Alex Turco wall panel. It’s going to look stunning!

New marble slabs from Tristone are being installed in the master bathroom. Our fabricator Sistone has an amazing attention to detail, and their workmanship is absolutely incredible!

Did I say Sistone’s workmanship is incredible? They got our design to a T.

Even the fire pit got a facelift. We resurfaced it with stone slabs and added that black glass topper. The metal surround and gate are going to be painted white, and we have some new awnings coming to finish off this area.

Did you think we would leave the pool alone? The blue tile in the pool really just didn’t work with the black and white facade of the house. We have already refinished the coping in black and the new black tile goes in next. 

Anyone who saw this house about a month ago would be shocked! Our dad has been there every day overseeing this amazing renovation, and he is doing an incredible job. We have so much more to share and can’t wait to show you all the finished product … Stay tuned! 


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