Working with clients who have very different ideas about the perfect design can be a daunting task even for an experienced interior designer. The husband, a former Navy Seal, leans toward rustic details. The wife? She has a love of hides and fur. Throw in needed durability and comfort for this young family and you can see the potential challenges. Julie Rootes of Julie Rootes Interiors seamlessly blended all of these sensibilities and was still able to honor the California craftsman aesthetics of this home.
Partnering with Rob Wilkinson of Wilkinson Architectural Group, the home was fully gutted, then completely reworked with an easily flowing floor plan, gorgeous lighting and a soothing palette of whites, grays and blues. Relaxed furnishings and small pops of color complete the laid-back yet chic interiors.
A big surprise in this kid-friendly house? The luxurious materials and custom furnishings. Julie didn’t spare the use of marble, metal and hides to create strong statements while maintaining an eye for warmth and livability.
As soon as you open the front door, you know you are entering a unique home. We love the unconvential approach to storage which complements the artwork and stylized bench in the foyer.
Graphic patterns in strong colors keep the living / dining space feeling fresh and modern.
Julie has a skill for throwing in unexpected touches like this stone side table and cowhide rug.
The client was new to purchasing art, so Julie helped with the selection and ensured that it was cohesive with her design. Artwork throughout the home was sourced through ArtHaus and Simon Breitbard Fine Arts.
Julie used a variety of custom pieces, some of her own design, such as the master bedroom bed and dresser.
This is a great porch for curling up on the swing and watching the world go by.
I have always been a fan of craftsman architecture and design. This bold, modern approach to a classic style creates a house I can see myself moving into tomorrow!