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It starts with great bones. This beautiful Rancho Santa Fe ranch home had a head start with a dynamic and open floor plan with lots of light. Originally built in the late 1980’s and remodeled once in the ’90’s, it was ready for an update. The only thing we left untouched on the interior were the lovely Crema Marfil polished marble floors in the entry and kitchen and we chose to compliment them with textures that countered what was leaning toward fussy. Let me show you what I mean;
The entry was dramatic before we added our touches
Lovely though it was, it didn’t look like anyone ever used this room. We thought it would get a lot more functional use if we gave it a distinct purpose. In this case, we created a lounge area where the homeowners and their guests could enjoy conversation in a casual but more intimate setting without the distraction of television in the room.
Between the living room/ lounge and the kitchen is a bar, a handy location for our new lounge. We thought it should open into the kitchen area adding light and visibility from the kitchen into the entry.
Which brings us to the heart of the home- the kitchen. The original kitchen was a product of the 1980’s for sure and the room had plenty of space in which to create a beautiful and wonderfully functional working space.
We replaced the cabinets and added lots of glass and light. The counters are a beautiful brushed marble which contrast nicely with the walnut butcher block island and breakfast bar. Contemporary and artful lighting add dimension and define the space.
The dining room was, in our opinion, under-utilized with out-dated faux paint and furniture that was too small for the room. We deleted the carpet, added wood floors and a tongue and groove wood ceiling and designed custom dining furniture to make this room really stand out. The window coverings echo the spherical element found in the light fixtures.
Dining room before
Dining room After
Here are some details from our custom made dining furnishings. CT Fine Furniture in San Diego expertly crafted these pieces and they are absolutely works of art.
The family room is now full of life, light and color
We custom designed this patent pending ottoman for the needs of this family. Fun and functional
Off of the entry and leading into the master suite is a sitting room, once overfull with a built-in cabinet that dwarfed the room.
Now it’s a pleasure to relax in this cool and comfortable sitting room.
The ottoman is another patent pending design by Pacific Shoreline GC & Design. The family wall is just a delight.
This master bedroom is elegant and effortless. The walls are wrapped in lovely Phillip Jeffries wallpaper and the dual chandeliers in lieu of table lamps are one of our favorite innovations.
The master bathroom is the perfect place to relax and prepare for the new day. We replaced a carpeted floor with Crema Marfil Rubble tile from Arizona Tile and polished nickel plumbing fixtures add just the right touch.
The master shower is a family favorite. Crema Marfil and Emperador Dark basketweave tile accent the travertine perfectly.
This powder room was head to toe faux. Now it is elegant in silk Phillip Jeffries wallpaper and Mexican Noce vein cut travertine.
These days no home is complete without the office. It must be a pleasure to work in this space. We replaced the carpeting with wood and outfitted the room with just the right furnishings to make a productive yet lovely space.
This home has his and hers offices. This is his. We found this fabulous original artwork to remind him of days gone by.
We had the pleasure of being able to give this beautiful home a makeover from head to toe. We were responsible for all design decisions including flooring, wall coverings, color palette, furniture, window coverings, all lighting and plumbing fixtures, artwork- you name it. We are very pleased with the results of our hard work and most importantly, so are our clients!
Thank you for taking the time to share our latest design success with us. Come back soon to see the finished product at Colony Terrace!!
Welcome to my portfolio collection. I have assembled some of my favorite projects both professional and academic. Additional information is available for each of these projects so please leave a comment if you would like to learn more about any project listed.
We hope you enjoyed these images and to hear from you with your comments. Remember Pacific Shoreline GC & Design for all your design needs.
A true passion of mine is hospitality design. The opportunity to incorporate my love of design into the logistics and spacial engineering of hotels and restaurants is a real home run. It helps to have a good understanding of what makes a commercial space successful on many levels, how to utilize the budget to it’s best advantage and the desire to thrill clients and their customers by creating an interior space that is surprising but effortlessly comfortable.
The presentation board below is an example of design for a hotel in Viet Nam based on the graphic concept of a banana. We are all very familiar with bananas but perhaps this is a slightly different perspective. The design portrayed includes only the first two floors into which two restaurants, two bars and one lounge are incorporated. This design is for showcase only so does not include the necessary facilities typical of any commercial space but it does comply with US ADA requirements.
The name of the hotel is Hotel Vui- Vui translated into English means Joy
We have just completed this commercial office suite for the advertising company ‘Out the Window Advertising’. They specialize in advertising and promotion of high-end automobile dealerships and you will see a theme running through the design that speaks to that specialty. The suite consists of two executive offices and one conference room.
We designed custom chair rail and a credenza on casters using polished diamond plate for the conference room creating a unique and memorable space. By opaquing the glass in the window and door into an executive office, privacy is achieved while conferences are underway. The use of low-voltage track lighting adds warm, sparkling light and makes the most of our Ralph Lauren paint colors.
The automotive graphics on the walls are by IM Branding specializing again in high-end automotive themes.
Our executive offices are cool and contemporary. You might recognize the executive chair from the Grand Prix – a real conversation piece.
This custom credenza is mounted on casters for ease of use around the conference room. Designed by Jennifer Harrison and fabricated by DEC Fabricators in Cerritos.
Remember, for all of your residential and commercial design and construction needs, Pacific Shoreline GC is the one to call.
A member of the USGBC, United States Green Building Council, since 2007, Pacific Shoreline GC incorporates green materials and technologies into their design to the extent possible and desired by their clients. The presentation board herein is an example of thoughtful design and research into a green solution for a So. California ad agency.
It all begins with great design. At the Interior Designer’s Institute in Newport Beach CA, Jennifer has been educated and trained in designing residential, commercial and institutional projects. Her training includes lighting and electrical/data layout, environmental design, FF&E, floor plans and space planning. Attached within are some examples of designed projects and renderings.
Residential Loft- Preliminary Bubble Diagrams
Floor Plan 1st Story
Floor Plan 2nd Story
Institutional Design- Health Care
Design Process Details
Enlarged Floor Plan
Commercial Space Plan, Lighting, Electrical and Data
It’s been too long since we have updated our site with new posts but we have been happily busy improving properties in San Diego County! Without further ado, let’s get on with our before and after story for our Carlsbad project. This project was done in two phases. First we changed out all of the hard surface flooring and several months later, everything else. This is why you will see the same porcelain tile flooring in both the before and after shots. Yes, it’s tile- not wood.
Living/ Dining Room Before
Converted to Home Office After
We brought this home up to date with a more contemporary style using materials such as poured concrete for counters and tub deck, glass tile to compliment and editing the accessories. The kitchen benefited from a total overhaul including all new fixtures and appliances as well as new cabinet doors.
Gone is the old, orange macro-shag carpet!
Family Room Before
Breakfast nook into Family Room After- The color blocking and paint colors were particularly effective in this transformation.
This updated family room is comfortably cool with custom furnishings giving a nod to mid-century clean lines.
On to the Loft upstairs Before
The Master Suite- not so sweet
And After with Custom Bedding and Upholstered pieces
And Bath using poured concrete at the tub deck, shower seat and counters, glass tile accents and
marble shower pan.
Now on to Hidden Meadows. This home has great bones, and some of them are boulders! A very unique home that was in need of a total overhaul. And that’s just what it got.
From what was a very uninviting entry
To a Terrific First Impression- By deleting the cabinetry in the entry, we were able to open up the space.
We chose a beautiful porcelain tile called Slate Attunno for the flooring which coordinated
beautifully with the stone veneer in which we wrapped one wall.
Before- From Trauma
To Drama- We created a focal point for the home by wrapping this central wall in stone. We faux painted the beam
to look rustic and weathered and work with the stone color scheme. We painted all of the beams at the ceiling
a rich, dark brown creating a lovely contrast with the crisp white ceiling. The cabinets we repainted rather than replaced
which saved our clients money and they look terrific.
The Kitchen Before
Living Room Before
This home is great for entertaining- this open living room has views in both directions, through the windows
and now also toward the kitchen. We enhanced the stone fireplace as it was somewhat incomplete and
again popping the beams with the contrast in color. We updated the track lighting rather than
adding can lights in the ceiling giving it a bit of a retro-lodge feel.
The master bath was a disaster. ‘Cultured marble’ (otherwise known as plastic) covered just about every surface
including the walls. There was no mirror in the room but a large window looking into a boulder. Interesting…
But now (ooh, pretty)
A tiny shower and again, n0 mirror over the sink.
We reconfigured this side of the room removing the cabinetry and demolishing the old shower stall
and created a lovely walk-in shower done in one of our favorite porcelain tiles with marble accents.
The master bedroom needed new carpet and the fireplace needed a facelift
So that’s what we did along with paint and new light fixtures
The Dining Room had beautiful windows to begin with but it also had old carpet and a less than interesting light fixture
Now it’s perfect
Secondary bed and bath before
More of the mauve Cultured Marble and a mauve toilet and tub to match.
There was a huge pocket door between this bedroom and another next to it which we sealed up.
In the bath rooms, we completed the floor with 12×12 tiles of the same Slate Attunno used
in the rest of the home. We changed out all of the fixtures as well.
This home has a bonus room downstairs which could be used for a home office or a recreational space.
Here’s how it looked before the transformation.
Finally, we restained and painted the entire exterior of the home and chose a color scheme that complimented
the natural surroundings. I mentioned this home was built around a boulder, right? It’s also surrounded by
three levels of decks.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our latest, greatest. We hope you enjoyed it and please,
as always, remember Pacific Shoreline GC and Design for all your residential and commercial design
and construction needs!
We recently transformed this lovely master shower for a client in Carlsbad. A pesky water leak prompted the work and not only is the shower water-tight and pristine, the bathroom now boasts this beautiful center piece. This is the before and after transformation:
Among the changes to this shower, we moved the ‘wet wall’ or the wall hosting the plumbing fixtures to the adjacent wall giving us a framed space for our focal point of the design. We removed the shower seat that was encroaching into the space and replaced it with a corner seat open below giving our client the use of a seat while maximizing the space within the shower.
The glass wall looking into the shower from the bathroom was altered by adding a soffit six inches down from the ceiling and lowering the base of the wall by ten inches. This created the perfect frame for the art within and excentuated the vertical line of the space. The materials we chose for this project reflected our client’s preference for old world grace and luster with an enduring style and quality that is stone. Included in the palette are tumbled stone in a six by twelve brick layout, honed stone above adding a beautiful contrast in texture. Inset into this gleaming honed stone is another tumbled stone laid on the diagonal adding again contrast in texture and color with border accents of granite with lovely splashes of quartz sparkling through. The accents dots add a modern touch while keeping with the overall color and texture scheme. Finally, the basketweave floor pulls it all together.
Shower seat with accents
Finally, we chose brushed nickel plumbing fixtures to match the silver-tone fixtures throughout the bathroom. The Kohler fixtures were chosen for their sharp angles and substantial visual weight.
We are very pleased with the lovely outcome to this project but most importantly, so is our client. We look forward to creating beautiful space for you!
Pacific Shoreline GC offers full service design and construction services not only for our residential clients but also for businesses wanting to create or update their home away from home. This recently completed project transformed the salon from unruly tangles to a sleek and shiny space.
By selecting a warm and complimentary color scheme and making small changes to the work stations, our salon became warm and inviting yet cool and contemporary all at once.
New lighting fixtures, a new desk top and our new and improved color scheme makes this salon a very different experience. Check out the cool metal accents in and on the corners…
A little TLC will go a long way- we completed this project in approximately two weeks with a very small budget, allowing our client to get business going and leaving opportunities for enhancements as her business grows.
We went from…
It just takes a little vision to make a beautiful difference in your environment. We hope to have the opportunity to bring some new style into your business!
We have been busy assisting our clients making some very effective improvements to their homes by updating the design and upgrading the materials used in their bathrooms and kitchens. Sometimes just a little added texture does the trick as seen here in this Carlsbad kitchen.
This kitchen looked great already with the black and white tile offset by the warm wood tones in the cabinets. When we arrived, there was only a single row of white tile serving as a backsplash. By adding the texture of split-face marble and the complimentary accent of the black glass tiles, we added warmth and interest and really finished off the fine job done by the homeowner.
Corners bordered in stone rope…
One last look…
This next home has a before and after story. The homeowner is customizing his tract home and is doing a beautiful job. We were fortunate to be able to assist him in renovating his secondary baths, giving them the warm, rich look found throughout the home…
Follow along with the before and after story if you will…
Downstairs bath before…
You may notice we removed that pesky ‘banjo’ from behind the commode opening up the look and access to the toilet tank.
From DAL 100 tile to a combination of porcelain tile and honed marble with a handy shower seat and shampoo shelf. What a nice difference.
The wall mural was existing but now it has elegant company with the new materials as well as a complimentary accent color which warms up the space.
Mosaic listels tie together all the tones found in the natural stone on the counter and in the shower.
The upstairs transformation was just as stunning…
Again, using natural stone with a fabulous porcelain tile gives the rich look we desired but at a far better price than using all natural stone. Can you tell which is stone and which is porcelain tile?
We used a stone mosaic for this backsplash which comes in a 12 x12 sheet. We can get 3 linear feet of backsplash from one square foot of product making this a cost effective solution with a gorgeous result.
If you guessed the field tile in this shower/tub combo was the porcelain tile, you were correct! This is a new product from Arizona Tile and it’s actually a digital photograph of natural stone imprinted onto porcelain tile and comes in both matte and high gloss finishes. BTW- the matte finish is much much more convincing…
Don’t you just love a happy ending? We hope you will let Pacific Shoreline GC transform your ordinary into extraordinary!
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