California Calling


Atlanta-based design icon Beth Webb helps a young family form their forever home

In the family room, Hickory Chair club chairs upholstered in Schumacher fabric, a Hickory Chair sectional, and Bungalow Classic Elroy accent chairs. Photos by Lisa Romerein.

“The client came to us with a very definitive direction of what they wanted based on what they initially gravitated to in our work,” says designer Beth Webb about her work inside an expansive Hermosa Beach home she recently designed for a young, active family that love to entertain. “Additionally, she did not wish to have a lot of stuff and had a penchant for textured, soulful spaces. In this respect, we found ourselves speaking the same language which allowed for an easy design dialogue during the whole of the project.”

In the dining room, the pendants are by Visual Comfort, the Menlo stools are by Palecek and the cutting boards and bowl from Nickey Kehoe. Photos by Lisa Romerein.
The breakfast nook features Bernhardt Palma dining chairs, a Bernhardt Colworth dining table and a Palecek Wisteria pendant.
Photos by Lisa Romerein.

“They entertain frequently so we wanted no room to go unused and multi-functional spaces were of paramount importance,” she notes. Referred by Matt Morris Development, the 8,500-square-foot new build was pretty much complete, but needed the final touch to make it a home.

On the porch, Restoration Hardware chairs, outdoor sofa and Serena and Lily side tables. Photos by Lisa Romerein.
The powder room features Phillip Jeffries wallcovering and Waterworks accessories. Photos by Lisa Romerein.

“With two small girls, the house is always buzzing with activity and yet the overall feeling is quite calm regardless of how busy their lives may be,” Webb recalls. “They entertain frequently so we wanted no room to go unused and multi-functional spaces were of paramount importance.”

The game room features Kravet drapery fabric, J Douglas drink tables, and swivel chairs from R Hughes. Photos by Lisa Romerein.
Photos by Lisa Romerein.
In the playroom Kinder Modern sheep chairs and a Crate and Barrel toddler table are perfect for a tea party. The daybed is Crate and Barrel and the Mammoth is from Pottery Barn. The rug is from Patterson Flynn Martin. Photos by Lisa Romerein.

Aside from needing durable, dynamic spaces that could cater to any situation, comfort was what the clients desired most. “She did know what she wanted and had opinions, but our vision was totally in alignment as far as decorative schematics were concerned,” Webb notes. “There was also a fresh, young perspective to the design schematics, one that reflected their wishes for a casual and very comfortable home.”

The primary bedroom features a Dimitri Noma bed from R Hughes, Highland House Hunter side tables and Visual Comfort Brooks table lamps. Photos by Lisa Romerein.
Waterworks fixtures and a Jeffries Euclid pendant shine in the primary bathroom.Photos by Lisa Romerein.
Cowtan and Tout drapery adds a soft touch in the primary bathroom. Photos by Lisa Romerein.

In lieu of a big reveal, Webb spent a week with the family when they moved in, to ensure all details were considered. “It was such a delight to see them living in these spaces and clearly loving it as much as we do,” she remarks. “What a happy home for this family of what is now five!”