Pasadena Spanish Colonial


A 1930’s home needs an update in style and function for a family with 3 growing boys


Classic Retreat

This Master Bedroom retreat needed to provide for many functions in one space: sleeping, TV watching, and occasional working. Rooms in older homes aren’t large, so getting the right layout and furniture pieces was key to the design. The orientation of the room was completely changed to create enough space for a large TV and entertainment center, a decent sized dresser, and a small writing table alongside the bed. In addition, the clients wanted a space where the kids could come watch TV with them without having them be in their bed, which was achieved by creating a custom sofa at the end of the bed.  The color scheme of silvery blue, tan and ebony creates a strong, classic look for this old home, without pigeon-holing it into the Spanish style, and the furnishings are reminiscent of the era of the home if not the style.


Corner Nook

In the Living Room, the clients needed a space for the large family to watch TV and play video games, lots of storage for books and toys, and an area for doing homework or playing games. The room now has three separate areas to accomplish all of this. The center of the room revolves around the fireplace and wall-hung TV above it, which is further punctuated by the iron chandelier. Along the back wall are new built-in bookcases and a window seat for reading, complete with sconces for task lighting. And in the front corner is seating area with a zinc table and slipcovered chairs with a large cone pendant hanging above for light. The homeowner’s painting of a woman was the inspiration for the color scheme of jewel tones such sapphire, gold and amethyst, which are used against a neutral backdrop of cream and dark moss on the window mullions. This space is both rich and livable, perfect for this historical home.