As far as the design was concerned, Annie aimed to embrace a neutral palette in tandem with the architecture, but add what she calls moments of fun. “Given that the home is a classic Spanish style, we wanted to juxtapose that classic look with a fresh and modern take,” she says. They used midcentury and trendy pieces from mainstay outposts like West Elm and CB2, but paired them with vintage finds including a rattan chaise in the library and a sofa in the one-bedroom apartment.
“One of my favorite pops of color is one of our original art pieces created by Faith Hughes, a local artist we love to collaborate with,” Annie continues. “We used it in the living room, and it really mixes things up in an otherwise very neutral space.”
Lori and Annie feel fortunate that the house gave them so many details to work with that by the end of the project, the ambiance was truly a balance of old meets new. As it turns out, the property happened to be a scene-stealer with plenty of room to spare—a rarity in a city that’s always looking out for something big to discover.
“A family had lived there for a while, and now a new family is moving in,” Lori says. “The location and square footage is everything.”