Sonoma Getaway, “Organic Modern”
This project is near and dear to our hearts. We worked with fantastic clients whose primary residences are in San Francisco and Tokyo. Their vacation home is in a stunning part of the world, Sonoma County, and as you can see the home has incredible architecture and even more impressive views.
Although the clients’ tastes are typically uber modern, we all agreed that the natural setting and views should be showcased above all else. The organic world would be our inspiration, and although we always infuse an element of surprise into our designs, the focus here should rather be about subtlety and textures that would complement and showcase the natural surroundings.
Our choices were either inspired by nature, or in stark juxtaposition with it. We love the tension created by a strong juxtaposition (such as lucite and natural stone, for example).
The client had one great request: That we find items with a story. Don’t just create a beautiful/vapid space, but something that would also have meaning. The jumping off point was the pendant lighting over the kitchen island, which are a rare find. They were once Indonesian water backpacks, converted into pendant lighting. There are a lot of special moments like this throughout the design.
From there we just kept with the theme, which we’re calling “Organic Modern”. Chic nature-inspired textures, strong juxtapositions, neutral hues, and the Japanese concept of “wabi sabi”, or perfect imperfection. There was no shortage of inspiration.
We hope you enjoy the space as much as we enjoyed creating it.
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Stunning photography by the incomparable www.helynnospina.com.