Ocean ViewsAuthor:Lindsey Shook
CC & Company gives a home atop the cliffs of Corona del Mar artistic edge
“I integrate my personal (emotional and physical) experiences in each and every home I design,” says designer Courtney Lawrence Ziething on her approach to the projects she and her team design throughout Southern California. It is evident in this Corona del Home home, that her acute sense of personal expression was the key component to the overall design direction.
The clients—a family of four—love the community and desired a home from which they could enjoy watching the Pacific waves. Perched high atop the cliffs of Corona del Mar, the 4,000-square-foot home’s traditional exterior coupled with the fun family’s personalities, called for a more transitional interior. Zeithing and her team began by completely gutting the interiors down to the studs. “The clients were looking to clean up the design and remove all the frill,” she notes. “To achieve this, we created a juxtaposition of heavy organic and smooth architectural details and materials.”
Industrial and rustic materials were installed throughout to create a more modern feel with beach appeal. “Uncovering the existing concrete structural walls and adding additional concrete walls for balance was a huge accomplishment,” Ziething notes. “This helped achieve balance, strength and texture to the spaces. We also implemented a repeated metal pattern which is apparent on the exterior and interior of the home.”
The clients possessed a collection of pop art and memorabilia that called for custom shelving and cabinetry. The team balanced the vibrant work with organic finishes and rustic natural wood. Then complemented the collection with bold, print-wrapped furniture and accents throughout. “The clients loved the mix of materials and colors used in the remodel,” says Kiething. “It was an extremely rewarding project for all! Together we created a home that fits the personality and lifestyle of its new homeowners.”