Of Light & Shadow

Often shrouded in fog, this ocean view home is wrapped in oak and plaster, textures and materials intended to capture the changing light.


We work to create harmony between the ambience of our furnishings and the architecture, grounding our design in the colors of the site. Our room size living room rug, based on a topographical study of the area, place our client sunset chair on top of her mountain.

About the Project

Taking the lead on the interior design, we are transforming this 1960’a ranch-style home by opening the house up to both interior and exterior views, connecting the flow of space by removing doorways and dropped ceiling. To meet programmatic needs, we are creating transformable spaces using Jenga-like design and precision to maximize function and drama. The material palette is one of natural oak, putty like plaster, grey tile and a richly color-saturated enamel and porcelain.

The furnishings color palette of grey, rust, and burgundy reference the greys of foggy day and the warm fire of sunsets. Black represents both the contemporary sensibilities of the client, plus her strength and determination. Furnishings are being selected with comfort and durability in mind, prizing tailored European furnishings and artisanal local pieces. We find pleasure in adapting several off-the-shelf items to fit our design.


Interior Design & Furnishings: Bjorn Design
Architecture: Gast Architects
Construction: Aaron Gordon Construction