At the beginning my California trip, I had the pleasure of staying with my BFF and her husband at their incredible home. Their house was built by Joesph Eichler, best known for building mid-century modern subdivisions throughout Califonia between 1946-1966. During this time period, Eichler built over 11,000 homes in Northern and Southern California.
Eichler's goal was to bring modern architecture to the general public. Some typical characteristics of Eichlers include post and beam construction, window walls, skylights, and atriums; the intention of these features was to bring the outside in.
A view of the atrium and front door from the main living area.
Chair: DWR /Rug: DWR / Coffee Table: DWR /Candle Holder: Cb2 / Pendant: Original to the home
So far, my friends have renovated the kitchen, a bathroom, added oak flooring throughout the main living area, and have completely remodeled the outside living space. Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of the outside, but one of the most stunning updates is the modern fence that wraps around the perimeter of the home.
Inside the atrium looking into the office.
Office Chairs: DWR
I've always flip-flopped on whether or not I could see myself living in a modern home; this house has me completely convinced that I would love it! Please enjoy some of the photos I took while I was there.
Paint color: On The Rocks, Sherman Williams / Flooring: Laguna Oak by Hallmark
Bar stools: BluDot/ Cabinets: Home Depot
Gray Countertops: Bento by Neolith / Bar stools: BluDot
A view from the kitchen into the main living area
Dining Chairs: Cb2 / Table: Cb2 (discontinued)
A view from the kitchen into the dining room
Bowl: Cb2 / White Counters: Pure White by Casearstone
Vases on top shelf: West Elm (discontinued)
Dining Chairs: Cb2 / Table: Cb2 (discontinued) / Pendant: Original to home
Dining Table: EQ3 / Dining Chairs: DWR / Pendant: DWR / Rug & Candle Sticks: Alameda Flea Market / Salt & Pepper: Heath Ceramics
Bosworth, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Media Unit: BluDot / Pendant: DWR / Table: EQ3
Lamp: EQ3 / Bookcase: EQ3 / Dog Bed: Local pet shop / Chair: DWR
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While I was there, we began redesigning the bedroom. To start, we painted the walls Benjamin Moore, Pure White. The next steps will be updating the dresser, night stands, lighting, and adding a rug.
Bed: West Elm / Curtains: Custom / Side Table: West Elm / Lamp: EQ3 (discontinued)
Accent Chair: DWR / Dressers: IKEA (discontinued)
Side Table: EQ3 (discontinued) / Lamp: IKEA
I hope you enjoyed this home tour! I can't wait to show you how we plan to update the bedroom!
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