Rancho Santa Fe, California
Softening and streamlining an established architectural vernacular demands an exacting balance between detail, scale, proportion - and vision. That balance is abundantly achieved in this beautifully lightened, Tuscan-style home that blurs the distinction between indoors and out. After enriching its architecture by transforming its kitchen, adding stone detail, amplifying wood beams, and creating a focal point entry, the interiors were contemporized in surprisingly feminine fashion. Neutral, textural, and streamlined, furnishings and fabrics - from billowing draperies to relaxed slipcovers - wear linen, silk, velvet, and even fur. The resulting ambience infuses its interiors with a unique brand of California chic that deftly defies cliche.