A Dreamy Wine Country Home Defines ‘Organic Modern’ Style
November 6, 2017 - table lamp
This home is all about a views; and luxe-boho decor.
A married integrate wanted a weekend getaway residence for themselves and their dual immature children. After building their home during a distant finish of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley booze country, they brought in Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of Oakland-based MAS Design to conform a interior.
The pair, who had started work on a couple’s San Francisco home when they were asked to step into this project, accepted that their clients’ cultured was “uber modern,” Carlson says. The isolated, country Sonoma setting, however, was a ideal foil for a designers’ “organic modern” proceed of “softening adult a minimalist complicated cultured with pieces that have a definition and a story,” she says. “The hardness and juxtapositions are what a organisation loves to do.” There is a turn to this tale, however. Just as a residence was completed, a media executive father and publisher mother had to immigrate to Tokyo with their kids. His relatives are a stream propitious inhabitants.
Floor tile: Salonga Blanco, Designtra; countertops: StonePeak; opposite stools: Bess, Wayfair; tradition cabinetry, island: Karma Dog ConstructionHelynn Ospina Photography, original photo on Houzz
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Who lives here: The residence is owned by a integrate in their 40s with dual elementary-school-age children; his relatives now live in it.
Location: Cloverdale, California
Size: 3,500 block feet (325 block meters); 4 bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms
Designers: Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of MAS Design
“It is totally about a views,” engineer Dawn Carlson says of a architectural bombard she and Carol Perry stepped into. The house, with a extended window walls and bound transoms, was designed to bond as entirely as probable with a rural landscape outside. The use of unprotected Douglas fir beams via deepens a couple to a woodsy surroundings.
For Carlson and Perry, a clean-lined space was a ideal board for their skilful juncture of healthy and complicated elements. To give a space a clarity of upsurge and cohesion, a designers comparison a array of elemental elements that would run via a initial and second stories of a house: frail white walls, surfaces and accents; grain-imprinted porcelain building tile set on a diagonal; a accumulation of pleasing woods selected to not contest with a Douglas fir. Keeping a palette light and neutral via a residence minimized distractions and authorised a eye to pierce over a walls to a outside. The play comes from a perplexing interplay of textures and materials, soothing and hard, country and stylized. “We let a materials pronounce for themselves,” Perry says.
The kitchen is a primary instance of their “organic modern” approach: mellow, healthy joist cabinetry is a healthy foil for silken white counters and a 14-foot-long cantilevered island top, both done from ultra-durable porcelain; “comparable to slab in bulletproof-ness,” Carlson notes. The modernist leather opposite stools share space with singular lighting fixtures that in another place and time were Tibetan H2O carriers. The homeowner “was transparent he wanted to have special pieces that had a story and came from somewhere,” Carlson says. “They give a home that birthright feeling on tip of a clean, complicated look.”
The kitchen during night is gently bright in dual ways: from above by a wooden pendants and from next by a support LED lighting commissioned underneath a island counter. The white leather seats, organic and durable for a children in a house, keep a eye gliding over a bright-white surfaces but stopping.
The mother is Japanese, and Carlson and Perry incorporated a mix of Asian elements into a design. One of those, clear in a Tibetan H2O conduit pendants, is a judgment of wabi-sabi, an cultured formed on a beauty of abnormality and a clarity of transience in materials. Wabi-sabi fits hand-in-glove with MAS Design’s organic complicated proceed and sensitive many of a designers’ choices.
Organic complicated in a nutshell: The engineered soundness of a porcelain countertop crowns a richly pigmented black walnut cabinetry, book-matched to concede a beauty of a wood’s healthy pellet to upsurge uninterrupted.
The Tibetan H2O “backpacks,” a serendipitous find in a internal shop, were a starting indicate for Carlson and Perry’s kitchen design. “We find a lighting and build around that,” Carlson says. “They are a valuables of a home.” The pendants are all different, “perfectly imperfect, naturally stunning, a focal indicate in that room,” she says. They mix seamlessly with a wood-paneled cupboard and fridge and a oven wall. The island includes a prep penetrate and a cooktop, whose shoal movement hood is dark behind a beyond flare so as not to hinder a view.
Dining chairs: Costa Slither, Jayson Home; light fixtures: Mercer pendant, Joan Gaspar and Javier M. Borras for MarsetHelynn Ospina Photography, original photo on Houzz
The dining room, positioned to suffer a expanded view, is a investigate in motion, with devious Slither chairs upholstered in leather dancing around a plain joist table. The hand-stitched leather gives a chairs’ complicated conformation a country nonetheless superb demeanour as good as warmth. The pendants again pronounce to Carlson and Perry’s friendship to contrasts. “We adore a juncture of a string pleated interior and a tough blown-glass exterior,” Carlson says of a lighting, “the juncture of tough and soft, complicated and a some-more hand-rendered feeling.”
The pleasing leather-clad chairs — a summary of form assembly duty — are art pieces in their possess right. “The customer had a enterprise to see a lot of healthy texture,” Carlson says. That meant “keeping it healthy and focusing on a sculptural component of a furniture, instead of ‘this is red.'”
Sectional sofa: Franco, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Mongolian stools: Pfeifer Studio; leather chairs: Dekker, Bernhardt; building lamp: Pipe, Foscarini; coffee tables: Riverstone in Roman finish, Phillips Collection; nap rug: Trident, tinge Taupe, Cabana Home; mill wall: Infinity, tinge Simena, CerHelynn Ospina Photography, original photo on Houzz
“The vital room speaks to a whole indoor-outdoor concept, loyal California living,” Carlson says. “Literally, we are indoors and outdoors.” Three large 9-foot-wide shifting potion doors smoke-stack as they open a whole wall to a patio, that becomes an prolongation of a vital room space.
The taste epitomizes a tenet of MAS Design (short for Mood and Space) of juxtaposing a complicated and a organic. The centerpiece is a brilliant-white 25-foot-wide limestone stacked-stone wall with 7-foot-long plane gas fireplace. “That was a matter in a room,” Carlson says. “It’s so thespian but being distracting. It’s there but being oppressive.”
Set opposite a wall’s chiseled masquerade are soothing elements such as a cushy sectional, tradition hand-woven corpulent nap carpet and Mongolian nap poufs. The span of square-lined, weathered-leather chairs play off a span of round-edged mistake riverstone coffee tables done from a lightweight resin-stone composite. A building flare is totally swathed in linen — “a softening of what would be a unequivocally complicated moment,” Carlson says. Ditto a Lucite case list between a leather seats, that boasts, rather tongue in cheek, imperishable wire handles.
Smooth mistake mill meets corpulent sweater-style hand-woven rug.
Custom height bed and headboard: built by Hammers and Heels; headboard upholstery: Delano linen in Cobblestone, Romo; rug: Structures Coral in tinge #33, Stark Carpets; benches: Cowhide and Chrome, Scenario Home; turn joist table: Mango Ball, BellacorHelynn Ospina Photography, original photo on Houzz
“It was a peace vibe we were going for,” Carlson says of a ethereal second-floor master bedroom. The pointed interplay of patterns and textures in a healthy materials speaks to a wife’s Japanese heritage. The tradition charcoal joist bed, built in Oakland, is a “takeoff of a Japanese height bed,” Carlson explains, and facilities night-table wings that seem to be floating, as good as a hand-sewn, linen-upholstered headboard. The bed sits atop another custom-made, hand-woven, corpulent nap rug.
Pendant lighting once again provides clever focal points as good as a informative story: The rattan baskets, clustered in threes, are repurposed Indonesian fishing nets. A span of chrome-frame stools lonesome in censor side a mango joist sofa that opens for storage. As on a initial floor, a porcelain building tiles are set on a diagonal, Perry says, so that “they boyant from one room into a other; it’s not chopped up, that adds to a serenity.”
The lighting fixtures done from Indonesian rattan baskets used by Sulawesi women to locate fish, now lined with rice paper, have a wabi-sabi look of ideal imperfection.
Lighting fixtures: Votive Bunch Light, Tucker Robbins
“We unequivocally adore a design in here,” Carlson says. The showpiece is a hand-woven cloth by a Senegalese artist, mounted in retreat to prominence a craftsmanship. Encasing this workman square in a Lucite support was a unwavering matrimony of a complicated with a traditional. The dueling geometries of a design and a tradition pillows give off a pointed appetite in a differently relaxed environment.
Woven artwork: “Biddew Noir” by Johanna Bramble, by St. Frank; tradition pillows: Imperial Fret in Natural, Pindler + Pindler, built by Kevin G Custom Upholstery
The master bath, with a oversize 72-by-36-inch tub, offers an expanded perspective of a countryside, that is relaxing and refreshing during a same time. The designers built shelving into one cylinder wall.
Hand shower: Four-Spray Kit, Kohler; toilet: Veil wall-mount, Kohler; Sinks: The Cube Collection, Wet Style; faucets: Purist wall-mount, Kohler; counterpart cabinets: Verdera Collection, KohlerHelynn Ospina Photography, original photo on Houzz
The lavatory also offers a inexhaustible walk-in showering with teak height insert that continues a healthy joist theme. Horizontals play a large purpose as well, commencement with a showering walls, that are built with white 16-by-3-inch tiles. The self-centredness wall is punctuated by a array of plane planes: a porcelain-topped double-sink vanity, matched-grain American maple drawers, triptych of medicine cupboard mirrors and bound transom.
Lucite console: Snob Stuff; white censor mirror: Jamie Young for Arteriors; reclaimed joist stools: EtsyHelynn Ospina Photography, original photo on Houzz
The entrance foyer, with healthy joist stools, Lucite console and white leather-bound counterpart opposite a white limestone stacked-stone wall, sets a tinge for what’s to come. “There’s zero stronger opposite a mill wall and joist than a synthetic purify element like Lucite,” Carlson says.
This essay was created by Carol Crotta for Houzz.