Contemporary Blue, Gold Hues Enliven California Townhouse

For a fresh take on a contemporary color palette, designer Caitlin McCarthy layered this California townhouse with rich blue and gold accents. Her talent for creating sophisticated designs within small spaces is evident in her use of chic yet multifunctional pieces. 

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June 10, 2016

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Photo By: Caitlin McCarthy Design

Console Table

A black console table greets visitors in the foyer, providing a place for keys and mail. The table's unique, geometric-style legs create visual interest and require minimal space, which is ideal for living in a townhouse. 

Eclectic Corner

Gold accents paired with a Buddah statue and books give this corner of the house an eclectic look. Framed images overhead maximize the walls and are illuminated by sconce lighting. 

Living Room

In this contemporary living room, a large area rug both softens the hardwood floor and defines the sitting area. A bold blue sofa adds an unexpected pop of color to the black and white background. 

Midcentury Modern Armchair

With a large sofa and midcentury modern armchair, the living room gives guests plenty of stylish seating options. The lamp overhead allows for late-night reading and conversation. 

White Accents

A square mirror against the back wall reflects the natural light, making this cozy living room seem larger and brighter. White throw pillows on the sofa complement the coffee table and tie the space together. 

Sofa Features Tufted Backing

A detailed look at this contemporary sofa reveals beautiful tufted backing, which helps bring structure to the living room. Beneath the couch, a black and white area rug creates movement. 

Hidden Workspace

Behind the sofa, a black desk paired with a chair becomes a makeshift office. The floor lamp overhead can be shifted between the two spaces for an easy transition between work and play.

Gold Bar Cart

Just a few steps from the sofa, a bar cart is kept ready for entertaining guests. Its gold finish complements the coffee table and other accents found throughout the townhouse.

Soothing Master Bedroom

Following the stairs leads to a spacious master bedroom. Here, a platform bed with a tufted headboard makes the room feel large and luxurious, while a faux-fur throw keeps the space soft and comfortable. 

Reading Nook

A teal chair in the corner forms a quiet nook for reading books and making phone calls. To the left of the chair, a square dresser provides essential storage space. 

Platform Bed With Identical Nightstands

Matching nightstands establish symmetry and balance on either side of this beautiful blue bed. Subsequently, the spot feels particularly inviting, with a watercolor print and faux-fur throw to promote additional good vibes. 

Midcentury Modern Nightstand

Within arm's reach of the bed, a midcentury modern nightstand offers extra storage. Its gold hardware both accentuates the blue linens and pairs well with the lamp. 

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