A Corona Del Mar Abode Is Modernized For A Family


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For the foyer of a Corona del Mar home recently renovated by architect Christian R. Light, designer Brooke Wagner sourced furnishings that kept the atmosphere light and bright, including the Visual Comfort & Co. chandelier crowning the space. Completing the arrival moment are a Lawson-Fenning console, an Arteriors mirror and a lamp from Bliss Home & Design. The Rosemary Hallgarten rug is from Thomas Lavin; the stair runner is from Stark.

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Wagner opted for sophisticated but comfortable pieces in the great room. The custom Barclay Butera sectional is upholstered in a Casamance fabric and joins a Barbara Barry coffee table from Baker and a Lee Industries armchair from Gatehouse. The console lamps are from Made Goods, and the table lamp is by Visual Comfort & Co. Overhead lighting comes from the Ralph Lauren Home chandelier.

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The formal dining room sparkles with an Aerin chandelier and features a custom extendable table, surrounded by chairs in a Romo fabric from Thomas Lavin. On the Barbara Barry console from Baker are Arteriors lamps from Bassman Blaine; above is a work by Lorraine Pennington. The Casamance drapery fabric is from Stark and pairs with a Villa Nova sheer from Thomas Lavin. A carpet from J.D. Staron anchors the space.

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Pirch supplied the Wolf oven and microwave and Waterstone faucet in the kitchen. Throughout the ground floor, Wagner used European oak flooring from Warren Christopher.

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The countertops and backsplash tile from Rock Mill Tile & Stone set the soft palette of the eat-in kitchen. Ralph Lauren Home pendants hover above the island, which is painted a Farrow & Ball gray. Wagner custom-designed the counter and dining chairs, which she upholstered in Bastideaux fabrics from Nicky Rising. The table is from Made Goods.

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Dreamy hues define the master bedroom, exemplified by the Rosemary Hallgarten fabrics sourced from Thomas Lavin for the draperies, Roman shades and custom-designed bench. Wagner found the Elizabeth Dow wallpaper at Jasper, and the bed is from Cisco.

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In the master bathroom, Wagner paired a Kallista faucet with a Kohler sink, both from Pirch, and used stone from Famosa for the countertop and tub surround. The Aerin sconces illuminate the space, which is covered in a de Gournay wallpaper from Nicky Rising.

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Near the pool by Contemporary Pools and Spas, the designer placed lounge chairs and armchairs from Teak Warehouse, topping them respectively with pillows in Lavinder and Rosemary Hallgarten fabrics; the tables are from Hart Concrete Design. On the loggia is a Link Outdoor dining set from Thomas Lavin. Builders Don McKeehan and Dick McKeehan oversaw the installation of the Fleetwood windows from Window Concepts. Landscape contractors Patrick Curran and Kelly Curran updated the grounds.

When a mother of young twins decided to look for a new home, she set her sights on California neighborhoods that would be best suited for her children. After finding a Corona del Mar house on a quiet cul-de-sac with an unusually large backyard, she knew it was the one.

While the location was ideal, the existing house–built in 1969–was anything but. To create a more sophisticated and contemporary space, the owner turned to architect Christian R. Light and builders Don McKeehan and Dick McKeehan, who reorganized the flow of the home and created a more comfortable floor plan.

For the interiors, the homeowner called on designer Brooke Wagner, who sourced everything from exterior stone cladding to bathroom hand towels. The designer also pulled materials from her own library, adding luxury elements from such showrooms as Kneedler-Fauchere and Thomas Lavin to the grown-up spaces, and more youthful pieces from Serena & Lily and Anthropologie to the kids’ rooms. “The result is cohesive, low maintenance and refined,” she says.

“It’s amazing,” says the homeowner of the newly finished house. “I wanted fancy and trendy–and that’s exactly what Brooke did.”