Materials MatterAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Studio Life/Style curates an exquisite symphony of surfaces inside a Beverly Hills kitchen and bath
“Our team at Studio Life/Style excels at creating refined spaces that are also warm and welcoming for our clients,” says cofounder Shannon Wollack on how the firm approaches each project. “For this project, we really wanted to showcase the great materials we were using.” They achieved this proclaimed level of style inside this Beverly Hills home for a family that splits their time between California and Indiana. “Their family often visits for long stretches at a time and they really wanted a home that would comfortably house both them and their relatives,” says Wollack’s partner Brittany Zwickl.
With comfort and their love of entertaining top of mind, the Studio Life/Style team focused on creating inviting, wow moments in the kitchen and powder bath. “Prior to the renovation, the kitchen felt very dark,” says Wollack. “We opened up the kitchen layout and added floating shelves instead of just upper cabinets to help make the space feel much lighter.” Custom white oak and tongue and groove planked white painted cabinetry create a glowing warmth while the dark Greystone marble counters and backsplash add modern sophistication.
After reconfiguring the stairs and removing a curved wall, the team was able to experiment with aged materials. “We started with antique white and gray marble tiles and then found a 19th-century stone basin that we used as a sink on top of a vanity made of reclaimed oak,” says Zwickl. “The walls and ceiling are painted in Roman Clay from Portola Paints, which adds a layered richness to the space.” The clients—who were very involved with the process—were floored by how Studio Life/Style transformed their home, where many beautiful memories will be made.
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