Before, During, AfterJun 28, 2019

Client What’s The Story Spanish Glory

Written by Amber Lewis
Photographed by Tessa Neustadt

Man oh man, where do I even begin with this project?? It feels like an eternity ago when we first started on this home and somehow, two years later we’re finally doing the full reveal. This home was a truly massive undertaking and one that I am so in love with. We took this one down to the studs, but kept the original Spanish-California feel and vibe. You’ll see what I mean by the ‘Before’ pictures below, but we had gave this home a maaaajor fresher and brighter look, among a million other things! 

This project just went to show how important a GOOD contractor is. We had the pleasure of working with Philip Posen from Martin Construction and all I can say is thank GOD we did. Every single detail of this home, from the arches to the plaster vent design was built to perfection and I couldn’t be happier with how the entire home turned out. 

Without further ado….. welcome to Client What’s The Story Spanish Glory!!!! 

before

after
living room

This room gives me alllll the feels!! It’s moody, it’s cozy, it’s interesting… and it’s become one of my favorite living rooms to exist. In my humble opinion, the arched ceilings with wood beams made this room extra special. This room could have easily been a big white box, but where’s the fun in that?! The built-in arched shelves mimic the arched ceilings which keeps the eye moving. I anchored the room with a few darker pieces like two Riviera Sofas in a custom moss-y fabric, the gorg Joshua Coffee Table and vintage leather chairs, and added in some texture with the handwoven Collins Bench. Per usual, allllll the things are part of our Made by Shoppe furniture line at Shoppe!

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – White Heat

Shop Living Room

Riviera Sofa

From $6,600

Joshua Coffee Table

From $4,200

Collins Bench

$2,900

Winters / 90 Blanket

$600

Black RIbbed Jar

$200

Bone Beads in White

$75

Raffa Basket in Black

$200

Black Leather Wrapped Vase

From $75

Felix Pillow

$235


kitchen, pantry, breakfast nook

I just love every single thing about this kitchen area — from the Lacanche range to the backsplash to the custom kitchen island to the banquette to the pantry. We made sure this room got alllll the natural light and open shelving to keep this room bright and airy. I chose a dark paint color for the cabinets in the kitchen and carried the same cabinet paint color into the pantry to create contrast in this brighter part of the home. You know I’m all about the arches, so we added those in the walkway from the pantry to the kitchen and of course, the pantry cabinets itself. The breakfast nook is all about the banquette (you know I can’t resist!!!), Alta Dining Chairs and the brand new Napoli Dining Table from Shoppe.

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – White Heat

Cabinetry Paint: Dunn Edwards – Black Lead

Shop Kitchen, Pantry and Breakfast Nook

Alta Dining Chair

$531

Small Coupe Tray

$105

Baker's DozenSpoon Set Large

$160

Copabu Bowl Large

$75

Mina Stone Cooking for Artists

$40

10" Atlas Brass Pepper Mill

$98

Cook Beautiful

$35

Body Brush

$28

Footed Cast Iron Bowl

$40

Seagrass Pitcher

$35

Seagrass Highball Glasses

$10

Grey With Natural Stripes Hand Towel

$30

5" White Speckle Planter

$50

Salad Plate in Speckled Stone

$42

Natural with Grey Stripes Hand Towel

$30

Simple Storage Container

From $45

Vermont Large Colander Granite

$215

Spanish Wine Glass

$10

Farmhouse Faceted Whiskey Tumblers

$40

Farmhouse Pitcher in White

$72


Family Room

If you’re anything like me, you would pay attention to every single detail of a room. I’m talkin’ about moving the fringe on a pillow a smidge to the left or moving a book’s placement on the coffee table an eighth of a centimeter to the right. I talk about how important the details are a lot, but it’s kind of my shtick! The built-in shelves were a must, the plaster vent design are like a subtle piece of art, and the shape of the fireplace with back tile was all part of my grand scheme here. We anchored this room with a big, comfy Carpenter Sectional from Shoppe and mixed in some gorg vintage pieces I scoured far and wide for. Remember people, it’s all about the mix of vintage and new….and the details!

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – White Heat

Shop Family Room

Custom Carpenter Sectional

From $6,600

Vintage Oval Side Top Table

$2,600

Domi Cotton Throw with Red

$315

Night Sky by Angela Allen

$260

Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook

$80

Footed Bowl in Black

$260

Essentials by Amber Lewis Candle - June

$68

Brass Plate Round Medium

$20

Black Ribbed Jar

$200

Simple Cast Iron Bowl

From $25

Pair of Vintage Folding Side Tables

$2,400

Leather Wrapped Vase in Natural

From $75


dining room

Speaking of mixing vintage and new, here’s another example of that! This is an Oval X-Base Dining Table from Shoppe, paired with some stand-in chairs we had to pull in at the last minute, but I must say they look real pretty. Add in some vintage art and a vintage cabinet and voila!

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – White Heat

Shop Dining Room

Mansfield Cabinet

$2,740

Maddox Area Rug

$7,200

Farmhouse Oval Platter in Satin Black

$215

X Base Oval Dining Table

From $8,200

Stinson Cabinet

$1,325

master suite

I think I’ve said this about every room in the house already, but this master suite might be one of my faves of all time. The sitting room is as warm and cozy as it gets, with the most gorgeous arched reclaimed pine doors with a light umber stain that leads down a hallway to the bedroom. We mixed and matched all the patterns from the window coverings to pillows to throws with warm colors and quite frankly, I’m ready to jump right on into bed here. Not to mention, we added a built-in arched shelf (see a theme here???) and a vintage chaise lounge for chillin’. 

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – White Heat

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Vintage Italian Two Drawer Chest

$2,800

Woman Stretching by Jen Ament

$250

Tarak Wool Blanket Throw in Potters Clay

$600

Farmhouse Pitcher in White

$72

Spanish Wine Glass

$10

Chautauqua Ottoman

$3,295

Oaxaca Blanket

$585

Single Vintage Linen White Pillowcase

$55

Dewey Pillow

$365

Joelle

$285

Acorn Pillow

$295

Felix Pillow

$235

Kate Pillow

$325

Makun Pillow in White

$400

Drew Pillow

$325

Debra Pillow

$245

Jago Pillow

$195

Jamal Pillow

$325

Makun Lumbar Pillow Elm Bark & Black Stripes

$450


master bath

This bathroom is all about the tilework and gorg brass plumbing fixtures. Once again, it was all about the details with a custom stained bottle glass shower window and arched doorway into the shower. I’m obsessed, I tell ya!!

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards — Swiss Coffee

Shop Master Bed and Bath

Tub Caddy in Natural

$130

Frama Hand Wash

$45

Essentials by Amber Lewis Candle - 1977

$68

Brass Oval Tray Small

$34

Brass Bowl

$25

Brass Cup

$20

Witch Hazel Bath

$70

Natural Ribs Bath Towel

$72

Famous Turkish Towel in Ivory

$59

Frama Hand Lotion

$75

Medium Valet Tray

$90


kids room and playroom

This room makes me want to be five years old again. Once again, we incorporated all the patterns — from the window coverings, lamp shades, pillows to bedding — because that’s the Amber Interiors way! I love all the different textures and how we ended up pulling in a really cool pink throughout the bedroom and bathroom. It wasn’t overpowering, but we got the point across. Speaking of this bathroom…the tile work is bananas and I am o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with how it turned out. Like I said, I’d like to be five years and live in this room, please!!

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – White Heat

Bathroom Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – Swiss Coffee

Shop kids Room and Playroom

Clouds Chunky Knit Throw

$725

Lacy Pillow

$245

Floral Silver & Natural Quilt

$556

Daisy Silver & Natural Pillowcase Set of 2

$108

Moroccan Bendaoud Throw in White

$295

Rayas Bedcover

From $160

Makun Pillow in White

$400

Makun Pillow in Textured White

$450

Dima Pillow

$325

Katar Wool Pillow

$345

Hand Soap by Susanne Kaufmann

$48

Hand Lotion by Susanne Kaufmann

$132

Medium Valet Tray

$90

Copabu Bowl

$70

White Small Slim Cylinder

$80

Topanga Ottoman

$2,495

Footed Cast Iron Bowl

$40

White Glazed Jar

$160

5" White Speckle Planter

$50


powder rooms and laundry room

I’ve talked a little bit about the tilework of this house, but it is seriously my obsession. Picking tiles is a hard decision… there are literally a million and one options out there and I am a sucker for pretty much all of ‘em. (In fact, I dedicated an entire section to my book coming out next fall about tiles… so stay tuned for that!!) In this house, the powder rooms and laundry room really got the tile love and man, I am so happy with how it all turned out. 

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – White Heat

Shop Powder Rooms and Laundry Room

Antique Ladder Back Chair

$280

Canister by Humble Ceramics

$80

Tall Woven Basket

$100

Grey With Natural Stripes Hand Towel

$30

Hand Wash by Susanne Kaufmann

$48

Hand Lotion by Susanne Kaufmann

$132

Cylinder Glass Vase

From $45

entryway

I will end with this glorious entryway that truly makes me beyond happy to my core. The curved staircase with tile detail, custom iron stair railing and terra cotta tile… it’s all a match made in heaven. One of the biggest statements of this room was the ceiling, which we restored from all its glory and stained. Your eye goes to the ceiling almost instantly upon walking into the home, because it’s really something to look at. Last but not least, let’s not forget about this front door which we stained to an espresso-y finish that I just l-o-v-e. 

Wall Paint: Dunn Edwards – White Heat

Alrighty then folks, I hope you enjoyed this one!!! It’s a glorious Spanish-style home that I will be posting about on Instagram for the next 5 years and I hope you never get sick of it. Xoxox Amber

Photography: Tessa Neustadt

Styling: CJ Sandgren

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