A Colorful Home Makeover for a Fun California Family

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Project by: Natasha Jansz
Location: Los Angeles, California

Have you ever moved into a new home where your old furniture just wasn't a match? That's what happened to this family, who had moved from a bigger Mediterranean-style house to a cozier, Ranch-style rental. Using affordable finds from popular retailers like World Market, West Elm, Target and more, designer Natasha Jansz was able to craft a home that didn't just fit its architecture better, it also fit the fun personalities of the young family better, too! Find before photos and a list of resources after the jump.

From the designer: The challenge for this project was to keep costs down (house is a rental) and incorporate as much of their existing furniture as I could. The problem was that the furniture came from a grand Mediterranean-style house. I wanted to find things that worked in their cozy Ranch-style house by the beach, which is all about indoor-outdoor living.

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This is a makeover I did for the living/dining/home office area of actress Candace Cameron Bure (currently seen on Dancing With The Stars) and her husband and three kids. I wanted the interiors to better reflect the Bure family, who are unpretentious and fun. I introduced some clean-lined furniture that was better scaled to their home's architecture, with a range of influences from Danish Modern to Industrial.

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Color was splashed about in accessories and abstract art, and the interior's connection to the spectacular views of the outdoors was underscored by large plants, and a beautiful landscape photograph in the dining area.

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ART
  • Framed Black & White Landscape Photograph - Chris Miele
  • 2 Abstract Canvases - World Market
FURNITURE
  • Sofa, Media Console and Media Console - client's existing
  • 2 Leather Butterfly Chairs - Urban Outfitters
  • Carved Wood Side Table - World Market
  • 2 White Chairs - Ikea Poang
  • Coffee Table - West Elm Bentwood
  • Metal Dining Chairs, Bar Stools - Overstock
  • Desk - Target Threshold Campaign
  • Ladder Book-case - Target Threshold Carson
  • Desk Chair - Sunbeam Vintage
  • Mid-Century Style Credenza - Custom-made by Sunbeam Vintage
ACCESSORIES
  • Living Room Rug - West Elm Bullseye
  • Faux Lambskins on chairs - Ikea
  • Pillows - World Market (plain green), Target (colorful lumbars), Homegoods (chevrons), Serena & Lilly (green patterned)...not sure about the heart pillow, can find out from Candace
  • Tripod Floor Lamp & Shade - World Market Tristan
  • Coil Pot and Pepper-berry Branches near fireplace - Crate and Barrel
  • Wood Container near TV - Target
  • Branches in Wood Container - Pier One
  • Dining Room Rug - West Elm Jute Chenille Herringbone
  • Dining Room Plant - Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
  • Cerused Horse Sculpture on window-sill - Z Gallerie
  • Floor-lamp by desk - Restoration Hardware Atelier Scissor
  • Green Boxes & File Holders on book-case - The Container Store
  • Tray on credenza - Homegoods
  • Ceramic Hand Dish on credenza - Urban Outfitters
  • Soapstone Heart on Tray - World Market
  • Soapstone Sculpture on mantel - World Market

Thanks, Natasha Jansz!

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(Image credits: Judson Morgan; Natasha Jansz)

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