Home Tour: A Modern California Abode

Homes that mix the old and the new are some of the most intriguing, in my opinion. The richness of history paired with the clean sensibility of contemporary design can produce results filled with character. Such is the truth with this modern California home. It’s a renovated 1942 Georgian-style home in Beverly Hills that has preserved the architecture and essence of the original style while mixing in furniture that has a more contemporary flair.

This home is elegant in its simplicity and works with a mostly neutral palette. However; various textures and layering of tones give each space plenty of visual interest. This home is not only a great example of blending the old and the new, but it also shows the benefit of restraint to achieve beautiful, clean design. Take a look…

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comA pop of turquoise in the pillows is just enough pigment to accent the space. Textures like the one in the rug serve well to bring in dimension.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comA weathered chest is the star piece in the entryway, bringing some old world charm to the space while the simple pattern on the steps balances the contemporary side.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThe placement of the couch inspires a nice flow through the space, joining the chairs and piano all together.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comTouches of gold add a glamorous touch to this foyer and the stripes continue the contemporary vibe.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comA patina on the mirrors brings some character to this otherwise very straightforward but elegant dining room.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pattern on the back of the bar stools brings in a dose of character to this clean white kitchen.

Even though the walls are white, this living room feels warm and inviting thanks to the right choices in furniture and texture.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comA pergola provides some shade to multiple eating areas on this lovely patio.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother side patio is more intimate, surrounded by lush gardens. The dining room set has a charming rustic vibe.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThis all white space gets its colorful accents from the books and a fresh vase of flowers.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bedroom is the epitome of elegance. The rug has a wonderful sheen to it in the pattern that brings a touch of glamour to the space.

Home Tour: A Modern California Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThe fabric on the banquette matches the bar stools, joining the two spaces together.

This home is a wonderful combination of historical elegance and modern simplicity. The neutral palette also demonstrates how to make neutrals interesting, an especially helpful lesson if you plan on staging your home for sale.

Warm regards,
Megan

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