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A Bright And Beautiful San Clemente Beach House

A Bright And Beautiful San Clemente Beach House

A Bright And Beautiful San Clemente Beach House

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In the sleepy, coastal neighborhood of San Clemente, West Coast Creative Director Orlando Soria led a complete gut renovation, turning a beach house into a sun-washed getaway.

Photos by Tessa Neustadt.

After a wonderful time working with Emily Henderson, one of my first solo clients was a lovely couple who I have been working with on and off for the last five years. About a year ago, they texted me to let me know they bought a new beach house and wondered if I’d help them with design and décor. I was like, “DUH LADIEZ, I LOVE BEACH HOUSES!” (Is there anyone who doesn’t?) My Venice beach house project is still one of my faves. It’s so bright and happy and breezy. Since I live in LA, you’d think I’d go to the beach all the time. But once you’ve lived here for a while, you start to be like “I CAN’T GO TO THE BEACH! THE TRAFFIC! WHERE WILL I PARK? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE GARBAGETOURISTS?!?” You get kind of spoiled here and take the beach for granted. And since I moved to the east side of the city (Silver Lake), where it can take you an hour to get to the beach, I’ve pretty much stopped going altogether.

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That’s why it was so fun to work on this gut-reno project in San Clemente. My clients (who wish to remain anonymous, so I’ll be calling them Michelle and Barack), bought a home in a cute residential neighborhood that looks like it was plucked out of the 1950s. Which makes sense because the house was built in 1953. And you know what? The house had pretty stayed there with tired carpeting and a choppy floor plan. Literally tearing down walls and bringing in a light and bright color scheme, we were able to bring it to its full beachy glory.

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Follow along with me in the slideshow and I’ll tell you what we did to transform this house from DATED to ELATED in a matter of (millions of) minutes! If you just can’t get enough, check out Lonny’s coverage of the space!

In this tour:
Wood
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Contemporary
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Living Room
  • Kgregg98

    Hi. Can you tell me the source for the teal blanket and 2 matching teal pillows on the bed? Thanks!

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Hi there–you always have a lot of questions! Are you a designer?

      • Kgregg98

        No. I just enjoy looking at the designs and finding new places to look for great furniture and accessories. I have also worked with Homepolish twice now in my own home so I just find it interesting.

        • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

          Cool! Let’s see where Orlando got those items…

      • Kgregg98

        Sorry for asking so many questions…I didn’t realize there was a limit!

        • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

          There’s definitely not a limit! Just keeping our eyes out for new designers all the time 🙂

          • Mo

            where are the bedside table lamps from?

          • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

            Heyo Mo, those are from One Kings Lane! Hope that helps!

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Orlando said the blanket was a Target find while the pillows are from West Elm, but he doesn’t see them available at this moment.

  • Shannon N.

    Hi there! Could you tell me where the overhead light from the bunk bed room is from?

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Hey Shannon, that’s from Lamps Plus! Hope that helps!

      • Shannon N.

        It does, thank you!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Looks like those are popular, Amy! Those are from One Kings Lane 🙂

  • http://www.dwellwellnyc.com/ DwellWell

    Just gorgeous. Inviting and stylish. Beautiful balance. Wondering where the dining chairs are from. They are a bit like a DWR Wishbone chair but not quite. Would love to know! OH and I forgot to ask …the LIVING ROOM leather chairs too! oxxox

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Hi there–the dining chairs are Vogel chairs from West Elm (in slide 19). The living room chairs… we’ll have to check in with Orlando.

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Kim! It’s from West Elm, but we’re not sure if they still have it in stock.

    • Kim O’Rourke

      Yay! Thanks for the reply 🙂

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Jessica! That’s from AllModern (one of our favorites for sourcing 🙂

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hey Sarah–Orlando let us know that it’s from West Elm, but he’s unsure if they still carry it. Best of luck!

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/PillowsByElissa Pillows By Elissa

      Hi there! Orlando purchased that lovely ikat-style pillow from us, along with the black mudcloth on the sofa, and the square ikat print pillow on the chair in the bedroom. Sarah dubbed it correctly by referring to it as an “ikat-style” pillow, it’s a designer print. You can find them here: http://www.pillowsbyelissa.com. Thanks!

  • Sharon Spurrier

    Hello! Can you please tell me where the dresser used for a media center in the bedroom came from? Thank you!

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Hi Sharon,
      Those are from Nich Modern. Hope that helps your design needs!

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Sorry, Sharon! That was for a different story 🙂
      THAT is from West Elm. Hope that clears everything up!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Oh, you KNOW we finished that by the end of the shoot, gurl!