Dramatic Transformations: Bright + Bold Family Home

Caitlin Jones Ghajar freshened up the design of this hillside Marin County, Calif., home, transforming the dated dwelling into one worthy of its stunning Bay Area views.

Photo By: Caitlin Jones Ghajar

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Caitlin Jones Ghajar

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Caitlin Jones Ghajar

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Caitlin Jones Ghajar

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Caitlin Jones Ghajar

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Caitlin Jones Ghajar

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Caitlin Jones Ghajar

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Photo By: Caitlin Jones Ghajar

Photo By: Aubrie Pick

Before: Contemporary Home Update

It was time to breath new life into this contemporary-styled home.

Contemporary Home With a View

Set on a hillside overlooking beautiful views of the mountains and valley, this contemporary home features a clean-lined exterior that evokes a minimalist vibe.

Before: Living Room

Uninspiring and bland, this living room was ready for a design update.

Bright, Contemporary Living Room With Open Floor Plan

The open floor plan of this contemporary home takes full advantage of the natural light and stunning views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Warm woods and a neutral color palette combine with comfortable furnishings to create a living space that's perfect for relaxing and gathering with friends and family.

Contemporary Living Room Perfect for Entertaining

A sleek wood buffet is perfect for storing away all the homeowners' entertaining needs, and a wine refrigerator keeps drinks within reach. An oversized mirror helps to visually expand the space and also reflects the beautiful space.

Cozy Seating Area in Contemporary Living Room

Comfortable brown armchairs surround a sleek white coffee table in this open and bright living space. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light and provide beautiful views of the city.

Contemporary Living Room is Comfortable

Framed art is not the only way to decorate the walls. Finding pieces like this woven hanging bring texture and pattern to the space.

Before: Dining Room

Although it looks out on beautiful views, the interior dining space lacked the design to match.

Open, Contemporary Dining Room With Views

Floor-to-ceiling windows create a contemporary dining space that seamlessly blends the indoors and out. Chic black chairs surround the wooden dining table, while an oversized mirror helps to visually expand the space above the buffet.

Before: Kitchen

Builder basic cabinets and laminate countertops were ready to be modernized in this kitchen.

Relaxed Contemporary Kitchen is Heart of Home

Soft gray cabinets pair with clean white countertops for a chic, contemporary kitchen. Stainless steel appliances complete the look.

Before: Master Bedroom

An outdated master bedroom was uninspiring and ready for a contemporary makeover.

Contemporary Master Bedroom is a Serene Retreat

Two geometric patterns, a wallpaper focal wall and the gray-and-white carpeting, bring visual texture to the space. The rest of the furnishings are kept simple, from the crisp white to the flanking nightstand and sleek table lamps.

Cozy Reading Nook in Master Bedroom

Layering a faux fur rug over the graphic-patterned carpet brings extra plushness and helps to define the reading nook in this master bedroom. A classic blue-and-white color palette is used in the armchair and Roman shades.

Before: Master Bathroom

Before renovations, the master bathroom was cramped and cluttered.

Spa-Like Master Bathroom Retreat

Almost invisible glass shower walls create a seamless view through the picturesque window from the rest of the bathroom and the soaker tub. A sleek double vanity pairs dark wood with charcoal gray countertops, and open cubbies keep towels handy.

Before: Guest Bedroom

The guest bedroom with its mismatched furniture and outdated features is ready for a much-needed makeover.

Bright and Playful Guest Bedroom

Fun artwork brings color and texture into this neutral guest bedroom. Sleek nightstands topped with gold table lamps flank the upholstered bed.

Contemporary Guest Bedroom is Sophisticated

A sleek two-toned dresser provides storage in this chic and comfortable guest bedroom. A herringbone area rug grounds the space, where a clean-lined gray armchair and stool make for the perfect spot to relax and read a book.

Before: Guest Bathroom

This cramped and cluttered bathroom was ready for a much-needed update.

Contemporary Guest Bathroom With Graphic Wallpaper

Bold black-and-white graphic wallpaper makes a dramatic statement in this guest bathroom. A sleek floating vanity is clad in white-and-gray countertops and a vessel sink, while chic linear sconces add an unexpected touch to the space.