Topanga Canyon Farmhouse / by Lauren Bradshaw

A few months ago, my current clients contacted me about a super exciting project: a major renovation on a 1960's ranch style home. The property sits in Topanga Canyon, which is a charming town tucked away in the mountains north of Los Angeles. The view on the way to the site is gorgeous: I drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and get a long look at the sparkling ocean, then head up into the desert mountains. It's an escape from the city while still being nearby.

We discussed their vision for the home and reviewed all their Pinterest and Houzz photos, and summarized their inspiration as a feminine take on modern farmhouse. They are dream clients because they have renovated a lot of homes; they're experienced, they have great contractors, and they prefer high quality materials. 

Here are a few of the mock-ups I created for them, incorporating a lot of their requests such as herringbone and cement tile. They wanted to use an X pattern on their cabinets and carry it throughout the home as a nod to the farmhouse look. It'll be visible in the kitchen, on a sliding barn door, and in the master bathroom. The clients own a high-end flooring company, so the home will have gorgeous European white oak planks throughout.