Silver Lake Progress

The Silver Lake house is coming together!  Starting in the kitchen, the cabinets we designed feature cornered floating shelves and a downdraft range, no vent hood necessary. Caesarstone counters were installed in Frosty Carrina, a white marble color with beautiful veins running through it. You get the look & feel of marble feel without the tragic staining or cracking.


For the backsplash we used Heron Blue from Heath Ceramics, the same color we used in the master bathroom. We went with  a linear layout rather than the traditional subway pattern to give it a cleaner, mid-century feel.  Check out those Newport Brass beauties we splurged on for the sink faucets!


Our bright new master bathroom with a freestanding tub sits in front of  large windows. The new windows let in a ton of light and the existing bamboo is the perfect backdrop to the tub.


Once the Walnut floors were installed, we had our flooring wiz build a custom stairwell railing with floor to ceiling wood slats inspired by a picture I found on Pinterest:


For the upstairs balcony, we decided on a wood grain Italian porcelain tile that creates a seamless look from inside to outside.


Next up, custom ModOp wallpaper!  Originally the designs were hand painted batiks Alexandra created for upholstery fabric and wallpaper, which were re-colored and re-sized for 3 spaces of  house.   Below are the patterns in the design stage.


Installation day was exciting.  Our installer is a 2nd generation pro and very quick.  All 3 walls done in one day! 


Here’s a sneak peak at the powder room –


The dining room –


And the master bedroom –


For lighting, we kept to a globe theme, using mostly traditional mid-century white pendant globes as well as a few fun variations for the kitchen island, dining room and bedrooms. Here’s a sampling of the fixtures we decided on.

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For the exterior door color we chose a bright burnt orange.  The door frame needs to be painted black to mimic the window frames. Not installed yet are the address numbers. We’re going with Heath Ceramics Eames house numbers in the Tangerine color to continue the orange theme. 



We still have major work to accomplish on the exteriors including lots of concrete, drainage and landscaping but hopefully the next post will be the finished product!