Décor Inspiration: A Californian Home Decorated in Elegant Neutrals
Tuesday 24th January, 2017
This is one of those homes which, although newly built, exudes such a confident sense of rootedness and timelessness.
Modern architectural details like the sleek grey steel windows blend seamlessly into the white exterior and add an elegant edge to the more classically decorated interior.
The pale neutral palette used throughout the home feels utterly calm and grounded, and is flooded with natural light through the large windows, adding an ethereal quality.
Antiques sit effortlessly alongside carefully chosen pieces of new furniture, and the gentle formality adds European charm while still welcoming you in.
Surface texture is key to the success of this interior with wood, stone and linen predominating. Together they give a softness to the interior which accentuates its relaxed and welcoming feel. Metals appear sparingly, mostly in the lighting which adds another layer of modernity and just the right hint of glamour.
This is a home to delight the senses and to soothe the soul in a perfect marriage of the classic and the modern. Scroll through to see more inspirational images . . . —Louise
The architecture and interior design of this home are by Steve and Brooke Giannetti. Images via Giannetti Home.
Louise Interiors Editor, Edinburgh
Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.