Located in the beachfront neighborhood Corona del Mar Village in Newport Beach, CA, this contemporary three-story home takes inspiration from its seaside setting with a color palette of soothing neutrals and blues paired with natural finishes.
Designed by Christopher Brandon with Brandon Architects and built by Patterson Custom Homes, the spec home was purchased early in the construction phase. Interior designer Brooke Wagner, of Brooke Wagner Design, was brought in to transform the spec home’s blank canvas into a contemporary beach house by juxtaposing quiet colors with clean lines and raw materials.
Taking a few decorative cues from the homeowner – namely “boho” and “coastal” – Wagner designed a soothing retreat. With a foundation of whites, creams and gray, Wagner created a common thread that ties the different spaces of the home together.
She then warmed up each space by layering eye-catching textiles and decor. Indigo fabrics, geometric patterns, brass finishes, and natural accents create casual and comfortable rooms with a sophisticated touch.
“With the neutral big pieces, you can always switch out pillows and patterns as you get tired of them,” says Wagner. “And you can keep the bones of the home intact and neutral and layer upon them.”
The subtle color scheme allows the homeowner’s embellishments and personal taste shine. “[The owner] travels a lot and has brought home artwork, photography, accessories and mementos from her travels, so we wanted to incorporate that as well,” says Wagner. “And since we installed, she has added to that collection. The home has a bit of a global, layered look.”
A warm and inviting escape
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