Timeless attraction. Which is what designer Laura Neuman of PepperJack Interiors was going for in the remodel of a couple’s Granite Bay home developed in the 1990s. “We desired to keep a standard component through the home, but make it lighter and brighter and fresher,” suggests Neuman.
Foundational to the venture was changing the authentic travertine flooring and brightening up the kitchen area and living spaces with a fresh new coat of paint. In the loved ones room, Neuman retained the really wooden-beam ceilings and interior window shutters but absolutely redesigned the hearth, which beforehand had a French chateau-like fake complete, to give the area a easy nonetheless tasteful focal stage. “I appreciate that the new glance has a up to date Napa truly feel to it,” suggests Neuman.
Art was the setting up point for the kitchen redesign. “I’m not someone who likes to enjoy with funky tile or a motif,” clarifies Neuman. “I would fairly bring art into a kitchen area since it is personalized and it is changeable.” She saved the cabinetry “very common,” opting for a slender-banded fashion, occasionally referred to as a micro Shaker, in white oak. The format of the tile backsplash normally takes its cue from centuries-previous brick patterns—a signature go that lends the area a subtle feeling of background.
Little but meaningful details—the crystal knob on the mesh wine cellar doorway, the linen drapes with a fantastically tailor-made top edge—are central to how Neuman conceives a space. “I normally feel that it is good to structure from the inside out, thinking about all the materials and finishes first,” she points out. “I just can’t picture planning a house with out pondering about these aspects. It all goes with each other for me.”