When one of your favorite friends with insanely chic taste calls and asks you to collaborate on reimagining their home in Lake Tahoe, you stop what you’re doing - ask yourself if you’re dreaming - then immediately say "yes!"
Tucked away within the prestigious Martis Camp community, this home had a lot of beautiful structural qualities to it, but cosmetically felt as if you were sucked into a 1990’s time warp: think track lighting, faux plaster-painted walls and a kitchen island with a jogged step up. The good news was that because of the minimal structural upgrades needed - which can eat up a ton of time and money - we were able to apply their full budget to cosmetic changes to help the place shine anew.
Our goal was to create a collected, lived-in feeling, yet balance the space with a mix of mountain-inspired and modern elements to keep it feeling fresh and youthful for their young family of five.
We chose saturated colors and bold, statement-making patterns to help define this Mountain Eclectic concept. We painted almost every room in this house a different color, which perplexed the painter immensely until the very end when he saw it all come together!, to create overall continuity while ensuring that each space also had its own unique identity. The home sits at the basin of one of California’s greatest natural treasures, so we wanted to ensure that it stayed grounded within its surroundings, yet felt modern and designed in a way that wasn’t so on the nose that it included antlers and taxidermy.