For many of us, our needs for our home change over time. What we originally used our spaces for when we first moved in, may alter as our lives evolve, especially when kids are in the mix. And that was exactly the case for this growing family of four. Since their young children turned school age, they wanted to start entertaining more. So they enlisted Alden Miller Interiors to reconfigure and modernize their existing space – making it optimal for entertaining guests while also being comfortable for family time.
“Home to a family of four in Woodside, California, the goal of this modern remodel was to connect the residence to its beautiful surrounding environment, while developing functional spaces that emphasized entertaining, relaxation, and family time”, explains Alden Miller.
“With the youngest of the homeowners’ two children enrolling in school, the couple found that they had more time for hobbies and entertaining. This was wonderful, but also introduced new design challenges. The original living, kitchen, and dining space had fantastic movement but was too small to serve as a functional space for entertaining. In the front of the house, a larger room was better suited for having guests, but its location in the entrance of the home made it feel too transitional in nature.
“Reimagining the layout and furnishings of each room, we were able to redesign both spaces to cater to the family’s formal and informal needs.”
Alden Miller and her team chose Beetle Chairs by Gubi for both the game table in the living room (above) and in the dining area so that they could have matching chairs at large dining events.
Alden and her team resurfaced all of the cabinetry and finishes in the kitchen, creating a modern look that fit the aesthetic of the rest of the updated home.
Providing warmth and ample storage, the stained oak media console in the family room was also custom designed for the space.
In the little girl’s room, the built-in features large storage drawers, purple back-splashed book shelves and a beautiful window seat perfect for reading.
The owners’ bedroom is a serene retreat. Alden and her team created elegant floating bedside tables painted in Benjamin Moore’s Yorktowne Green.
With their use of organic textures and clean lines, the Alden Miller team created a calm and cozy family home with a layout perfect for entertaining guests and spending quality time!