This is such a special project for us because it was Darcy’s (our principal designer) first project in San Diego 12 years ago. After meeting client Lisa Sasevich 12 years ago & designing her La Jolla Home, a beautiful friendship emerged. Fast forward to 2020/2021 & it was time to update this space for Lisa once more so it can reflect who she is now! Keep reading to see how we transformed nearly every room in this home.
We updated the kitchen by first knocking down the wall that was blocking the ocean view & relocating the fridge. We painted the island to contrast with the perimeter cabinets, updated the countertops & backsplash for a fresh new look.
Dining Room & Outdoor Living Area
In the dining room, we added sliding glass panoramic doors to create a stunning indoor/outdoor space that can be used year-round in La Jolla. We also added a deck for around 2500 sq ft of additional living space including an outdoor kitchen & outdoor fireplace, the perfect space for entertaining.
While the darker & more traditional materials were loved 12 years ago, it was time to lighten everything up inside this home. We got rid of the bulky stone fireplace & transitioned what used to be the formal living room into a more functional family room. We filled in the niches & created an additional conversation space near the stairs by adding swivel chairs, glitzy glitter wallpaper & crystal sconces. Throughout this project, we added dozens of crystals to raise the frequency of the home, something that is incredibly important to our client.
The primary bedroom was heavy, masculine & dark. We lightened it up with a custom plush crushed velvet bed, luxurious bedding & of course… crystals. We also added motorized room darkening shades by Simply Stunning Shades to create that hotel room feeling.
With the help of our partners at Tazz Lighting, we also updated the lighting throughout the entire home to 3500 kelvin LED lighting. Lastly, we updated the entryway with new sconces & an angelic sideboard that sets the tone for this home immediately while providing some necessary storage.
When asked how her experience working with Simply Stunning Spaces was, our client responded by saying:
“If you’re looking to have your home represent who you are, the love in your heart & what’s important to you… I just can’t recommend Darcy & her entire team enough.” – Lisa Sasevich
If you’re ready to update your home to better represent who you are, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our designers here. Thanks for reading & have a Simply Stunning day!