Contemporary Neutral Home With Sleek European Details and Joyful Pattern Play

This serene southern California space combines gorgeous mineral tones and natural wood with smooth Scandinavian furnishings and the kaleidoscopic blues of the sea. Neutral is by no means simple here — there’s fabulous tilework and detail in every room.

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Dining Room and Living Area

Thanks to an open floor plan, the dining room and living area in this California home feel bright and airy. Floating shelves, recessed lights and flat-panel cabinet doors help save space.

Contemporary Kitchen in Neutral Colors

Neutral colors, floating shelves and flat-panel doors give a European style vibe to this modern kitchen. The light woods used for the table and floor make the space feel open and bright.

Medium-Toned Kitchen Cabinets

These kitchen cabinets, made of medium-toned wood, boast space-saving, flat panel doors. A marbled gray and white countertop on the kitchen island complements the colors of the patterned backsplash.

Dining Area

A planter filled with succulents in shades of gray and green sits on the bleached-wood table in this kitchen. The chairs around the table were chosen for their clean lines and coastal style.

Gourmet Kitchen

A gourmet oven and cooktop, along with a large island, make this kitchen a chef's dream. Pendant lights provide extra illumination for prepping and serving food.

Pantry and Cabinets

A pantry and cabinets with sleek, clean lines offer plenty of storage space in this contemporary home. The pantry doors fold to allow more room to move around.

Living Room

Beautiful windows let natural sunlight stream into this living room, decorated in shades of blue, sand and gray. A wall-mounted television and tables and chairs with clean, modern styles, suit the open floor plan.

Living Room

A contemporary chandelier works as a conversation piece and a useful lighting fixture. A fireplace under the wall-mounted TV takes up very little room, while light-toned woods and open shelves give this living room an open feel.

Coastal Home Entryway

This Orange County home signals its coastal style with shades of blue, gray and sand in the entryway. A planter of white orchids, textured vases and wall-mounted lights add depth and interest to the foyer.

Powder Bathroom

This Orange County home's coastal style carries over into a powder bathroom. The sleek, sophisticated cabinet, large mirror and rimless sink make the space feel bigger.

Seating Area

The track doors in this seating area allow plenty of room for comfortable chairs and a round coffee table. Sheer white curtains filter the outside light.

Hallway in a Coastal Home

This Orange County home gets it coastal style from beachy colors and light-toned woods. Geometrics, like the textured design in this hallway, add pleasing visual interest.

Neutral Main Bedroom

Natural light reflects beautifully from the white ceiling in this master bedroom. Sand-colored accents and a pale gray loveseat make the room feel warm and welcoming, and a ceiling fan stirs the coastal breezes.

Master Bathroom With Double Vanity

Gold-toned sconces and mirror accents add sparkle to a master bathroom with neutral colors. The double vanity is accessorized with gold soap dispensers, sink fixtures and towel holders.

Master Bathroom Stand-Alone Tub

This large, stand-alone tub is the centerpiece of a master bathroom. It's known as a double slipper tub because it can accomodate two bathers and allows them to recline comfortably, one on each end. A gold-toned, geometric light fixtures echoes the geometric designs in the wallpaper and flooring.

Master Bathroom Shower

A built-in bench and niches for soaps and shampoos are custom touches in this master bathroom. A handheld shower mounted on the wall, glass doors and a rainshower-style fixture make the master bath feel like a spa.

Boy's Bedroom

This bedroom in a California coastal home was designed for the owner's son. The geometric pattern in the white and gray wallpaper is echoed in a pair of lamps on the bedside tables. Gold accents on the pillows and box valance brighten the space.

Jack And Jill Bath

A Jack and Jill bathroom with a double vanity opens into two different bedrooms, saving space and money for the homeowners. A bleached wood vanity and sea-blue countertop work beautifully in this coastal design.

Daughter's Nursery

Designed for a baby girl, this nursery will be easy to update as she grows up. Its neutral colors get a touch of pink from the drapes and ottoman. A unique wall hanging, plush rug and sheepskin throw give the space depth.

Daughter's Bath

The owners of this coastal home wanted a bathroom for their daughter that was bright, stylish and timeless. The patterns in the floor, on the walls and in the shower stall, and the slatted shelf under the vanity, add visual interest.

Coastal Style Guest Bedroom

This guest bedroom in a home in Orange County, California gets its beachy vibe from soothing shades of ocean blue and light-toned furniture and flooring. A beaded pendant lamp and a chunky throw tossed onto the bed add texture.

Laundry Room

The cabinets in the laundry room of this contemporary home match the ones in the kitchen and pantry area. Like the walls and floor in the master bath, these walls sport a geometric pattern. All the colors are subtle enough to work as neutrals.

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