California CallingAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Atlanta-based design icon Beth Webb helps a young family form their forever home
“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.”
“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.
“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.”
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.”
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!”