Dining Room, Inspiration, Kitchen, Living Room

California Casual: Great Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen

I clearly dropped the ball on this project, didn’t I! I haven’t blogged since October. My interest in this project waned when I accepted a graphic design position late October 2017. It has kept me busy and taken my focus away from Interior Styling (don’t make me cry).

But here I am to share the rest of my California Casual Model Home project! Today I have for you the Great Room, Dining Room, and the Kitchen.


In keeping with the all natural theme, the Great Room is designed with large weaves, wood, leather, rattan, marble, black, white, and pops of yellow. I’m so in love with the muted theme which is surprising because I generally love color and go all out with it.

Since working on this project last October, a black and white rug is definitely on my lists of wants for my living room. This one from CB2 is my #1 (I linked to several good ones here).

The one I used here is such an affordable price (and a favorite of Sarah Sherman Samuel) and looks great layered over a sisal/jute. The pillows are Justina Blakeney, the sofa is the Cisco Home Dexter Sectional, 2 Ikea cabinets put together for a media center, and oversized chair from Pottery Barn. Drapery fabric is from Calico Corners.

There’s my favorite rug! Woowoo! Want that. These are vintage school chairs and a lacquered West Elm Parsons table. In “my” model home, a built-in would be designed in the dining room with black hardware. Perfect for knickknacks and life whatnots.

The prints are from Block Shop. Basket(s) from World Market.

Here is the floor plan provided to me. You can see the open concept of the great room, dining room, and kitchen. Patio doors open from both the great room and the dining area.

The 2 windows (near the AC unit) is where my the Frame/ Ikea tv unit would go. The sectional faces the tv with the console behind it. This way folks in the kitchen can see the tv too. The built-in in the dining room faces opposite the patio doors (why didn’t I put all the furniture in for you? Well, I never made it that far in the project).

In keeping with the black hardware in the dining area, I wanted black hardware in the kitchen. I also wanted to keep the paneling theme (from the entry way). Keep it beachy/Californian!

The counter stools are similar to the vintage school chairs in the dining room, and pick up some of the metals used in the great room. The rug is Ikea to bring in color and drapery is Calico Corners (colorful poms poms!).

So that’s this portion of the Model Home! If you’d like to know where the products are from I’ll try to remember (why didn’t I save my sources!). Let me know your thoughts! Next up I’ll show you the Master and Guest rooms. I also designed the patio! 😀

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