Timeless charm. That’s what designer Laura Neuman of PepperJack Interiors was going for in the rework of a couple’s Granite Bay home designed in the 1990s. “We wished to preserve a traditional component in the course of the property, but make it lighter and brighter and fresher,” states Neuman.
Foundational to the undertaking was replacing the original travertine flooring and brightening up the kitchen area and living areas with a contemporary coat of paint. In the family members area, Neuman retained the pretty wood-beam ceilings and inside window shutters but completely redesigned the fireplace, which formerly had a French chateau-like fake finish, to provide the area a straightforward but classy focal stage. “I love that the new glance has a modern day Napa sense to it,” says Neuman.
Artwork was the starting up point for the kitchen area redesign. “I’m not somebody who likes to enjoy with funky tile or a motif,” describes Neuman. “I would instead convey artwork into a kitchen simply because it is private and it is changeable.” She kept the cabinetry “very standard,” opting for a slender-banded design, often referred to as a micro Shaker, in white oak. The format of the tile backsplash requires its cue from generations-outdated brick patterns—a signature move that lends the area a refined sense of background.
Small but meaningful details—the crystal knob on the mesh wine cellar doorway, the linen drapes with a wonderfully tailored main edge—are central to how Neuman conceives a house. “I generally come to feel that it is excellent to structure from the inside of out, pondering about all the fabrics and finishes very first,” she points out. “I can’t picture creating a room with no contemplating about these specifics. It all goes alongside one another for me.”