A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    Architect and interior designer, Lauren Goldman of l'oro designs designed a beautiful home in Atherton, California. A small town within San Mateo County, the project was a new build, constructed from the ground up. The idyllic residence was designed with family life in mind, offering a variety of public spaces for entertaining and intimate rooms designed as personal retreats. From the exterior, the home is immediately inviting, with a wrap-around porch, large paned windows and beautifully...MORE curated landscaping. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    Inside, the home's open plan layout is perfect for hosting large family gatherings, entertaining for holiday dinners, or finding space for a quiet respite. The kitchen is the ultimate space for gathering together as a family. Wall-to-wall white cabinets keep everything streamlined, even hiding away eyesores like the refrigerator. A backsplash in white and gray marble adds a dose of luxury to the space. The contrasting gray shade continues with the oversized kitchen island. For even more...MORE contrast, a modern black chandelier floats above the kitchen table. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    While the kitchen and most of the home sports a neutral color palette, Goldman's way of incorporating unique finishes and marrying different design eras keeps things feeling interesting and fresh. Glass pendant lights above the kitchen island continue the modern lighting theme in the space. Within the island, a farmhouse sink points to the home's small town roots, located in a community with just a little over 7,000 residents. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    On the other side of the kitchen wall, a wine cellar has been incorporated into the space. Perfect for California living, the wine fridge can house white wines and bubbly, while above, space has been made for those robust reds that are made north, in California's lush Napa Valley. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    For a rustic feel, the kitchen table and chairs feature warm woods.  The addition of wood is another reminder of the where this lovely home is located, where a drive to the redwoods is not too far away. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    The living room continues the home's color palette of white, gray and brown. A mix of textures makes both the architecture and furnishings in the living area stand out. The fireplace has a unique design, featuring a mix of marble, wood paneling and a reclaimed piece for the mantel. Keeping the fireplace as the center of attention in the room, cool butterfly side chairs and a tufted sofa complete the minimalist living area. A cozy pouf becomes the finishing touch in the space.

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    All of the entertaining spaces in the home feature large french doors that open out to the back patio. The doors are perfect for letting sun in all daylong. A nice treat for California living. In this family room, the dining table mirrors the rustic wood found in the kitchen. Topped off with a stunning modern chandelier, the mix of midcentury modern and rustic materials creates a layered, textured space. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    The bedrooms have been designed as intimate retreat spaces. Hardwood floors and high ceilings keep the space feeling airy and open.  A glowing chandelier adds a feeling of luxury to the bedroom. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    In the children's room, the high ceilings have been featured again. This time, a simple paper lantern adds a whimsical touch to the space. The space is large enough for a child to have a play area to enjoy with friends or younger siblings. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    Perfect for little ones, the home also includes built-ins. Goldman, keeping family living in mind, made ample room for storage in the built-ins, including shelves for books and small objects, and storage beneath the seating nook where the children can sit and read a story by the window.

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    The bathrooms are home to some stunning tile work. Chevron tile adds a dramatic effect to the bathroom floor. A vanity in a beachy shade offers a contrast to the gray and white color palette. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    Tile continues into the shower. On the shower wall, rough-hewn tile adds a layer of texture to the spa-like space.  

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    In the home's second bathroom, wood paneling is featured on the wall for a unique touch. A gray vanity is topped off with a mirror with leather strap, another unique finish that keeps things interesting. 

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    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo

    A Picture-Perfect Home In San Mateo
    Muffy Kibbey

    While Goldman wasn't designing this home with one specific family in mind, the architect and interior designer was able to create an environment filled with adaptable design. Rooms have been designed to grow with the family over time. An office could one day become a playroom. A downstairs guest room with a full bath can also serve as a residence for an au pair. Whatever a family might need, it's all been thought out in Goldman's design.