This East Coast house has been given a West Coast makeover – with stunning results

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While East Coast and West Coast decor person chiseled differences, that doesn't mean the 2 can't ever conscionable successful harmony. This location does conscionable that, bringing a interaction of quintessential New England coastal style to a stylish location successful the laid-back South Bay mounting of Manhattan Beach, Southern California.

We spoke to the decorator to find retired however she got the equilibrium right. 

East Coast meets West Coast

As East Coast natives who ain a 2nd Cape Cod house, these clients person a peculiar appreciation for accepted architecture and wanted classical coastal decor ideas incorporated into their Southern California home.  

The challenge? While their location had immoderate of the champion views successful Manhattan Beach, the interior leaned heavy precise 'Mediterranean', having been built successful 2002, with tons of brownish travertine, yellowish paint, and a room that was closed disconnected from the main surviving spaces.  

They called successful the assistance of interior decorator Mary Beth Christopher, from MBC Interior Design, to execute a broad renovation to the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home. Today, the location is simply a lighter, much open, and much user-friendly mentation of its erstwhile self. 

The champion part? It captures the clients’ astir beloved aspects of some East and West seashore design. 

Setting the stage

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Just similar her clients for this project, interior decorator Mary Beth Christopher draws inspiration from her Southern California manner and East Coast roots. She uses some influences to plan beautiful, welcoming spaces that look desirably lived in. 

'We archetypal laid the instauration for this location by replacing the floors with a beauteous wide-planked oak,' says Mary Beth, describing the travel of the project. 'We past covered virtually each inch successful Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, and added each caller decorative lighting. Accents of navy and brass are purposefully infused passim the home, providing the nautical sensibility the clients desired, but successful a much contemporary, West Coast way.'

Kitchen

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'We touched virtually each interior inch of the home, but the biggest translation was successful the kitchen, wherever determination had been a agelong partition closing it disconnected from the different surviving spaces. 

'Removing the partition made the room consciousness truthful overmuch larger, allowed successful tons of earthy light, and the presumption of the Pacific tin present beryllium enjoyed from each angle.'

Power pantry

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'By relocating the entranceway to the pantry, we were capable to enactment successful a bedewed barroom with a built-in Sub-Zero vino refrigerator, and cabinets to location glasswear. 

'The caller pantry “hidden” doorway moved wrong the room and was designed to blend successful truthful the cabinetry looked continuous.

'The finishing interaction is the astonishing Ilve scope successful midnight bluish and brass that looks astir excessively beauteous to navigator on, and provides conscionable the close opposition successful this all-white kitchen.

Pool time

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'The clients had precocious enactment successful a caller excavation and needed a drop-zone country conscionable wrong for casual entree to towels and toys – a large enactment erstwhile you're looking for pool ideas. 

'We took an unused built-in table that was archetypal to the location and made the country into a mudroom with gangly built-in cabinets that let for tons of other storage, a seat for putting connected and taking disconnected shoes, and plentifulness of hooks for hanging towels.'

Master bathroom

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'The maestro bath was afloat re-imagined and designed to beryllium timeless: marble present covers the floors alternatively of travertine, the built-in tub was swapped retired for freestanding, and each caller customized cabinetry installed.'

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Powder room

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Powder country ideas were ne'er going to beryllium overlooked successful this seven-bathroom project.

'In the pulverization room, we chose a Zak & Fox cobalt and achromatic printed wallpaper for this tiny space. While achromatic and bluish stripes whitethorn beryllium the expected, present we decided to play with the colour operation successful a much planetary and energetic mode than what 1 mightiness typically expect,' Mary Beth explains.

Second pulverization room

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'The 2nd pulverization country is connected the main level conscionable disconnected the location office. Inspired by a brace of navy leather and brass sconces the clients fell successful emotion with, we decided to tally with the menswear, old-school look and wallpapered the full abstraction successful a textured herringbone partition covering for a “Ralph Lauren meets Soho House” effect.'

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Secondary bathrooms

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'In the secondary bathrooms, we replaced outdated built-in bathtubs for walk-in showers, and selected each caller tile, mirrors, and plumbing fixtures,' Mary Beth says. 'We were capable to prevention successful these spaces by re-using the existing cabinetry but made it consciousness caller with caller overgarment and hardware.;

The decorator looked to a emblematic coastal colour for her blue bath ideas.

'While navy bluish is simply a ascendant colour successful some boys’ bathrooms, the finishes each unneurotic springiness each abstraction a much sleek and modern mentation of “coastal”.

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