“While Flip or Flop’s resident designer, Christina Anstead, was away on maternity leave, Tarek from HGTV’s Flip or Flop was in need of some design help on his Newport Beach flip. Simply Stunning Spaces Principal Designer, Darcy Kempton, was called in to be the guest designer on Tarek’s ‘Million-Dollar Cookie Cutter’ Project and she did not disappoint!”
About The Home:
The style of the home Darcy designed for the Flip or Flop is Contemporary Coastal Classic, undoubtedly inspired by the natural landscape of Southern California. It incorporates so many of my favorite design elements including natural stone textures, rich wood tones, crisp & clean lines, geometric shapes and subtle pops of color.
In the kitchen, Darcy paired a white glossy mosaic backsplash with custom soft blue cabinetry. To add contrast and a modern element, she incorporated walnut floating shelves and brass hardware. Check out the before & after:
In the living room of this home, the fireplace is the feature of the room. With that in mind, she chose a beautiful Italian stone wall tile with sand-like qualities and tiled the fireplace from floor to ceiling. To coordinate with the accents in the kitchen, this oversized modern brass chandelier was installed in the living room.
Home Bar & Dining Room:
In our opinion, this nook of the dining room was in dire need of a home bar. Darcy designed this custom honeycomb bar with open shelving to coordinate with the kitchen design while still adding style to small corner of the dining room. The white subway tile backsplash was chosen to keep the space minimal and clean.
We had our work cut out for us in this master bathroom, but we love a challenge. We added new patterned floor tile and a geometric shaped shower will tile to liven up the space. Darcy designed this custom vanity to add some warmth to the space and accents of brass evoke a modern feel. It’s safe to say this is one of our favorite bathroom designs thus far.
In the guest bathroom, Darcy designed a custom vanity that coordinated with the one in the master bathroom and kept the shower design minimal by using a larger white glossy tile. The contrast between the different geometric shapes is one of our favorite details of this bathroom, we used hexagon floors, rectangular shower tile then added square detailing on the vanity & a circular mirror. We bet you didn’t notice all of those shapes at first glance, did you?
We love to have fun in the powder bathroom. It’s typically a small space that can have a big impact. For this home, Darcy chose a grasscloth wallpaper & dark wood vanity. Simple yet effective.
The master bedroom didn’t require too much work, sometimes a new coat of paint and a simply stunning light fixture is all you need to transform a space.
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