Turning a Laguna Beach Build into a Home
TO HELP PROSPECTIVE BUYERS ENVISION THEMSELVES LIVING AT HIS LATEST LAGUNA BEACH BUILD, JOE BULWA TAPPED CANTONI’S LOS ANGELES DESIGN TEAM TO CREATE WARM AND INVITING INTERIORS WITH A COOL COASTAL VIBE.
“We kept things light and fresh by using a neutral palette of whites and greys with wood accents,” the Los Angeles design team says. “The rock star in the home is the ocean view, and we didn’t want to detract from that. We wanted the furniture to flow seamlessly from the indoors to the outdoors.” For the living room, we brought in a five-piece sectional, a Leolux dark oak coffee table and crisp white leather swivel chairs. To add warmth and texture, we selected a pair of cozy faux fur ottomans and the Viera graphic area rug.
“The furniture that the design team selected was perfect,” Joe says. “The large sectional in the living room is especially ideal, offering picturesque views of the ocean no matter where you’re sitting. Plus, it’s so soft and comfortable, you just sink into it and never want to get up.” The setup, which comfortably seats 12, is versatile enough to suggest a night of stargazing from the couch or an evening of entertaining.
To add lived-in warmth, the Los Angeles design team draped faux lamb throws, their signature touch, over the master bed and living room couch. “People immediately touch the throws,” the design team says. “When they explore the home, we want to hit on all their senses and make them feel comfortable in the space right away.”