The house they were renovating was in Seattle. But Hodemaker Pfeiffer’s interior design partner Tim Pfeiffer and lead designer Peek Petersen looked to another metropolis to further their aesthetic. Their clients, a couple with 11-year-old twins and a dog, had lived in Los Angeles for years. They wanted to infuse their 11-year-old, five-bedroom home in Washington with the city’s cool, easygoing vibe, a vibe that suited both the home’s square footage and the owners’ values. “The architecture distorts the modern Mediterranean,” Petersen explains. “The family is passionate about sustainability and mindful living, and is focused on spending quality screen-free time together.”
Petersen and Pfeiffer set up their home, being careful to limit technology. In the kitchen, where most of the major renovations were focused, “we had to tear down the existing casework and layout and reimagine the space,” says Petersen. Instead, we installed oak cabinetry and unlacquered brass fixtures that change patina over time, and refinished the floors to give the space a more matte, smooth look. She explains: “Our goal was also to make the materials natural, matte and highly functional.” One of the most stunning details in the kitchen is the handcrafted and hand-painted Tabarka Studio tile backsplash. “It perfectly matched the Southern California feel we were going for, and the client loved it,” Petersen says.
The Southern California-inspired vibe continues throughout the rest of the home’s expansive spaces, from the master bedroom to the spacious great room, where a mostly neutral palette features luxurious navy and pink hues. It’s an accent. Romantic colors and soft textures bring the designer’s sunlit vision to life. “The family has acquired a Los Angeles-inspired home and beach lifestyle here in the Pacific Northwest,” Pfeiffer said.
front room of master bedroom
“The client wanted to emulate the relaxed, easy-going spirit of Los Angeles. Our goal was to transform the previously traditional interior of the home into a fresh Spanish colonial aesthetic. ,” says Petersen.
The designers wanted the room to feel “open, flexible, and not precious.” sofa and coffee table: Lawson Fenning. Flight: Lawson Fenning (Pierre Frey) fabric. Painting: Tahnee Lonsdale. chandelier: visual comfort & company
The entire wall is devoted to storage, allowing the rest of the kitchen to remain open. The tile backsplash is covered with glass to protect the hand-painted details from heat. Chair: blue dot. table: perfect future. pendant: Urban Electric Company
“Even small rooms can use colorful patterned wallpaper,” Pfeiffer says of the fun. Grass cloth From Studio Four in New York. mirror: Mirror home. Candelabra: Urban Electric Company
Earth-toned bed with custom Jennifer Shortt upholstery fabricechoes the powder room palette. wallpaper: Tramell-Gagne. bed: Valenta Custom Upholstery. lamp: Danny Kaplan Studio. Nightstand: Lawson Fenning. Wall hanging: Seven Sundays Studio.
This alcove is visible from the hallway, so the designers installed eye-catching artwork. Chair: wooden boxes and barrels. dresser: Lawson Fenning. Painting: Amanda Valdez.
The designer kept the existing tiles and bathtub, but repainted it. dark gray wall Benjamin Moore’s The White Dove says, “It brings brightness to a space.” Wooden stool: tilt furniture.
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