Laguna Lake Residence

San Luis Obispo, California

The interior design of this residence recalls that of Robert Stern’s Shingle style beach houses, with light-filled open spaces that flow into each other through wide doors and arches. Prevailing shades of white are contrasted with splashes of black and bright colors. In a similar way, traditional design elements such as wide millwork, classical columns, and crystal chandeliers contrast with sleek cabinets, modern fireplaces, and recessed lighting. Tall coffered and cathedral ceilings coupled with banks of tall French doors with transoms create a light, breezy atmosphere that ties interior spaces to carefully crafted exterior living spaces.