Zaca Creek Ranch is a spectacular rustic barn home transformed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, nestled on 1,600 acres in Santa Ynez, California. The beautiful surrounding property is covered with oak trees, and the building structure itself seems to fit with its environment. A barn-like home with a casual, comfortable aesthetic and soothing color palette inspired by its surroundings. The interiors are decorated with warm off-whites, shades of green, sage and browns and mellow red accents, which is reflected in the kitchen cabinets. Rustic materials and objects were added throughout the home to create warmth and comfort. Reclaimed tobacco-barn oak was applied to the flooring and custom cabinetry. The bathrooms feature neutral hued tiles, which mixes nicely with the warmth of the reclaimed wood, creating a nice balance with the unique light fixtures and mirrors. The bedrooms feature sliding barn doors to conceal the closets. Most of the furnishings are antique, including the old tractor seats which were retrofitted to create eye-catching bar stools in the kitchen. A reclaimed wrought-iron gate was transformed into a beautiful headboard. In the living room, an Indian cart was re-purposed into a coffee table.
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This summer dream house is infused with rustic and modern styling by Greek architects Block722, located on Syros, a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. Immersed in the rugged landscape, the properties exterior facade of white and wood matches with the island vernacular. An inviting home that is clean and simple, the homeowners are a couple who entertain guests often during each season. Designed into two blocks, one features the social areas, encompassing the living room, kitchen and guest rooms, and the other hosts the master bedroom of the couple. Each area has its own separate entrance. A holiday home whose design is inspired for relaxation and peace.
The main request by the owners was to maximize the privileged views of the Aegean Sea throughout all spaces of the home. Outside, an infinity pool seems to merge with the sea, with sun loungers on the terrace to enjoy the peaceful views. The architects main objective was to unify all of the spaces under one roof, with continuous views of the ocean without creating a massive volume. This resulted in a rectangle in separate pieces with opening on all sides. Guests have private spaces, yet have continuous access to the pool and all other outdoor spaces. The interiors reflect the magnificent landscape that surrounds, featuring natural materials, stone and wood.
The topography of the landscape defines the garden and outdoor spaces, respecting the varying levels and location of the dwelling. Despite this being a summer retreat, the homeowners still like to enjoy it during the winter months. The living room features a warm and inviting fireplace. Enjoy the tour of this beautiful summer retreat, and be sure to let us know your favorite architectural feature in the comments section below.
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A reform of a cozy two-story house that was originally a dark garage features fresh decor mixing rustic and vintage, located in El Poblenou, a beach district of Barcelona, Spain. With a tight budget and plenty of imagination, the owner decided to tear down the original garage and in its place, a solar house of two levels. During the reform, there was a problem with a narrow floor plan and very little natural light. This is where designer José Luis Hausmann came into play, solving the problems with clever solutions. To begin with, he allocated space on the ground level for a living area, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the first floor, you will find an open concept living room, kitchen and a terrace with a jacuzzi. To meet the budget limitations, wood scaffolding was applied to the flooring and doors of the house. Additionally, the sofas of the two living areas and the terrace are built-in with upholstered cushions decorating them. To bring in more light, the walls, ceiling beams and floors were painted white to reflect light. When the structure was complete, the furnishings and accessories had to be carefully selected in order to avoid going over budget. Pieces needed to not only be functional, but also appealing, creating a harmonious atmosphere.
Since the house is situated close to the sea, the owner wished for decor that evokes typical Mediterranean architecture, picking up hints of blue. This was reflected in the doors being painted light blue, reclaimed furnishings updated in the same tones and even the accessories selected with shades of blue. Mediterranean influences are instilled in the use of natural fibers, such as wicker baskets, straw hats and bags, all infusing a rustic air into the living spaces. How do we grade this reform? We see beautiful spaces that come alive, full of simple ideas and fabulous results! What do you think, please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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This modern rustic home was designed by Antonio Martins Interior Design for a bachelor who wished for a playful and hip ski retreat, located in Tahoe, California. The open concept great room features a stunning focal point, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace comprised of cold-rolled steel. A bright yellow Pixel Deer sculpture designed by artist Jihoon Choi creates a nice showpiece affixed to the front facade of the fireplace. Tightly stacked wood next the the fireplace is displayed from floor-to-ceiling, creating a nice design feature that conceals the entertainment center. The comfortable seating area has been casually decorated with a large leather sectional paired with 1960s swivel chairs by designer Thonet that the homeowner had picked up in Miami. Adding an air of whimsy to the space, artwork displayed around the room consists of photography and a mixed-media collage on a wood door. The dining area is defined by a sizable recycled wood table encircled by armchairs that have been designed by Cassina Cab, seating up to 16 guests. Moving on to the powder room, exquisite custom features includes a live-edge floating shelf and custom wallpaper by Crezana. A long hallway that leads to the bedroom quarters is decorated by 19th century albumen photographic prints of the Tahoe area.
There are five bedrooms in the home, each having their own unique character: “the burlap bedroom; the log bedroom; the gray bedroom; the antler bedroom; and the master, with a circular metal hanging chair overlooking the unobstructed view of the mountains.” In the master bathroom, vintage signage in neon spells the word “hotel”, injecting nostalgia into the space. The finished result is the ultimate mountain retreat that is casual and welcoming, inviting the homeowner’s guests to be entertained in its the lavish interiors. What do you think of this chic bachelor pad? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
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A couple from Toronto transformed a regular cottage into a colorful, eclectic haven on Stoney Lake, on the eastern end of the Kawartha lakes region in Ontario, Canada. The original home was torn down and replaced with a new build that was efficiently designed for usage year-round. The property is an elevated, flat granite shelf with mature trees on a small, calm bay. The owners envisioned a tree house-like dwelling, simple yet authentic with soaring ceilings and plenty of natural light. The interiors are brimming with character, thanks to some clever handy work by the homeowners who are a network engineer and a marketing executive. In the living room, the goal was to bring the outdoors in with a wall of windows and natural furniture elements. Slip covered sofa adds a relaxed, comfortable feel to the space, mixed with a coffee table the homeowners designed themselves, comprised of hemlock. A hide rug and mid-century chairs adds a contemporary air to the space. An additonal natural feature in the space is a birch branch chandelier, a stunning focal point that was also devised by the creative couple. Furnishings have a very collected yet rustic aesthetic. The finished result is relaxed cottage living, perfect for entertaining guests and enjoying nature and leaving the hustle and bustle of city life behind. Is this the type of vacation home you could spend some time in? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, we love your feedback!
The quilt hanging on the wall is a family heirloom that now adds warmth and comfort to the space.
Have a look at some other amazing cottages that we have featured here on 1 Kindesign in the province of Ontario: Post and beam cottage on a rocky outcropping off Georgian Bay and Gorgeous cottage retreat on Lake Muskoka.
A bar tray table invites guests to help themselves during cocktail hour and fits in with the other wood elements that surround it.
Decorative objects found throughout the home are family heirlooms or gifts from friends who have come to visit.
The kitchen island is comprised of reclaimed fence boards from the homeowner’s parents place. It was built by the homeowner’s father and her husband.
The homeowner’s decorated the open shelving in their kitchen in a non-traditional way. Instead of the typical dishes, they displayed oil paintings, vintage tins, a Maple Leaf syrup bottle and mugs from various Canadian provinces.
This playful gallery wall showcases a clever re-purpose of old fishing lures, which have been attached to colorful paper and framed without glass. This was an ode to the husbands affinity for fishing.
Fresh picked tomatoes from a local market, a wonderful perk to cottage life in this region.
A guest bedroom features a colorful striped blanket that was picked up from Hudson’s Bay Company, a Canadian department store. The artwork is another crafty design by the homeowner’s, made with re-purposed greeting cards.
The bathroom features a custom vanity comprised of rough-hewn, reclaimed beams from an old barn. A modern, free-standing sink sits atop the countertop, while a wall mounted faucet completes the look.
This cozy deck is where the couple sits to soak in the sun and the surrounding natural environment, enjoying cottage country living.
The homeowner’s wanted to keep the contemporary structure of the home respectful to its surroundings, so they selected a siding that was finished in a muddy gray hue.
Photos: Donna Griffith for Style at Home
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