The Beach House
In this Del Mar, Calif., house, the clients wanted a true vacation home, complete with all the comforts they would need for entertaining family and friends. Designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas, senior interior designer at Jackson Design and Remodeling in San Diego, worked to open up their previously dark space to the ocean and create a more functional family home.
“We relocated a powder room and a bar area and created a hallway that allowed us to extend the kitchen peninsula,” said Machado-Rosas.
Bi-fold doors on the upper cabinetry, as well as multiple pullouts and an extra 12-in. pantry, allow for maximum storage while keeping the space streamlined.
The quartz countertops in a muted sage green offer the durability and the oceanic tone the homeowners wanted.
It was important to the clients to have more counter space. After the tub was removed, the vanity was expanded to the left. On the right–hand side, more counter space was added by relocating a small wall.
Tiny diamonds, a favorite gem of the wife’s, glimmer from the center of each knob in the new cabinetry.
A small pony wall behind the vanity allows for innovative mirrors that easily slide up and down – solving a problem the tall homeowners had with average–height mirrors.
“It was a challenge to make the bathroom much brighter in the same space with only two small windows,” said Machado-Rosas. “We experimented with the best colors and materials to achieve this effect, along with raising the ceiling.”