Simply the BestAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Peruri Design Company realizes an understated, elegant retreat in a Los Altos home.
“Since the architecture is such that all the rooms lead to the outdoors, I wanted to celebrate the indoor-outdoor experience,” says Sindhu Peruri of Peruri Design Company about her work on this expansive new construction Los Altos home built by Mark Kelley Construction. Raised in India by a family in the textile industry, Peruri developed a passion for layering beautiful elements with thoughtfully curated furnishings and natural materials. “I design to accomplish my clients’ intent and use of space and simply to create lasting rooms they love to spend time in,” says the designer.
For this ground up project, Peruri worked with architect Tim Chapelle of Arcanum Architecture to design a modern farmhouse dwelling that offered maximal square footage for a newly retired couple to enjoy with their children and grandchildren. The u-shaped 6,000 square foot home is equipped with five bedrooms, five baths and a full basement equipped with a bar. “This was a complicated lot on a hill with an eighteen foot slope from one end to the other,” notes the designer. “I worked with Tim Chapelle on creating a layout that was simple and efficient without wasting square footage.”
Like most California residents, the clients wanted a deep connection with the outdoors from within and the ability to utilize as much square footage as possible while still enjoying a layer of elegance and comfortability. “There’s a natural flow from the family room to the kitchen, to the living and to the master bedroom from indoors or out,” the designer notes. “This layout functioned well as the clients entertain often and have large gatherings of friends and family. Since their entertaining is casual in nature, we were able to give them a better living experience by eliminating a conventional formal dining and incorporating a large dining area within the great room.”
“The architecture blends with the natural surroundings so well, that I wanted the interiors to be cohesive as well,” says Peruri. She accomplished this by installing a muted palette of natural hues throughout, with layers of simple prints, lush textures and bold moments of color including a commissioned work of art by Donald Martiny. The vibrant blue piece is complemented by a pair of chairs the client previously owned, that the designer recovered in fabric from Pierre Frey. She says, “The spaces are simple with subtle contrasts but they all work well together.”
In the master bedroom, Peruri installed a stunning wallcovering by Trove, creating a stylish yet serene space for her clients that were both doctors and desired a relaxing retreat. Textured Carrara tiles tiles from Da Vinci Marble dance up the master bathroom wall while a stool from artist Reinaldo Sanguino adds an artistic element.
Overwhelmed by the overall cohesive beauty and flow, Peruri’s clients were thrilled how the home works for their intentions. “They wanted to declutter and simplify their life and they felt that they are able to do that in these calm surroundings,” says the designer. “Their reaction was a huge gratification to me and how I approach design.”