Upon entering, the home is enclosed by a wood and cement enclosure. Elevated above the entryway, the home features a beautiful courtyard area. It is a fresh take on an old design classic.
The Living Room
I noticed a lot of art work within your home, are you collectors?
Chris states, “We both have an appreciation for art and design, though Thomas has been collecting art for many years. His grandmother was a very prolific painter in her day and was a huge source of inspiration for him, in both the appreciation of art and of his own career as a ceramic artist. Quite a few of the paintings in the house are of his grandmother’s early work.” Much of the ceramic artwork within the home came from LGS Studio, owned by Thomas himself and his business partner Noel Hennessy.
The Dining Room
The kitchen is a sacred place in many homes. Meals are prepared, stories are shared, and memories are made. Let’s not forget the delicious food that is created. The countertops, backsplash, and waterfall use a quartzite stone slab named “Sea Pearl Extra” courtesy of Stoneland USA.
What is your favorite room in the home?
“What we probably love most is the kitchen where we spend most of our time entertaining while we cook. We revel in its soft color that is juxtaposed with the subtle texture of Portola’s Lime Wash.”
Design Tip: Incorporate a waterfall edge into your countertops for a seamless design.
Although Chris and Thomas both agree they love the kitchen the most, they express “the bold paint choice in the office that is grounded by our furniture and art collection” is one of the reasons why the office could also be called a favorite.
When asked about the inspiration behind the office paint color, Chris and Thomas state,”Each room has a color palette that is inspired from various times of the day. Sunrise and sunset skies for the kitchen, a misty dawn for the living and dining room, peak sun for the office, and midnight blue for the bathroom.”
The First Bedroom
The Second Bedroom
What is your design aesthetic?
Chris: “I am not sure we can pinpoint a specific aesthetic to define our style.”
Thomas: “It is always about what a specific piece evokes as a standalone work.”
Together: “We really enjoy the dialog that happens between works when merging seemingly desperate things together in a room.”
Interior photography by Tyler C. Austin
Personal photo provided by Chris Erric Maddox + Thomas Renaud
Exterior + before photo sourced from Redfin