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Californian Minimalism: Redesigned Townhouse Blends Minimalism with Antique Beauty

Creatively combining the old and the new in a sophisticated, minimal setting is an art that takes plenty of care and precision. California Minimalism is one such project where Sarah Barnard pulls off this precarious look with plenty of panache as she gives an old townhouse a new avatar that is sleek, light-filled and undoubtedly contemporary. At the heart of this makeover is the gorgeous kitchen in light gray and white that becomes the showstopper of the new interior. Next to it is the dining area that combines antique chairs with a Rosewood table and a large pendant light.

Open shelving allows you to redecorate the kitchen with ease

Despite the use of a neutral color scheme that extensively uses white and gray, the house feels fresh and bright thanks to the lovely fireplace in the living area that blends white plaster with stone. The exquisite collection of antiques owned by the homeowner over the years has been carefully intertwined with the modern setting in each room without disturbing the relaxing atmosphere. A spacious bathroom again in white and gray and a beautiful bedroom complete the transformation that feels organic and original.

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Ample natural light, white and minimalism take over inside the modest kitchen
Kitchen in pale gray and white with natural French Oak flooring
Modern minimal bathroom in white and gray
Gray countertops for the bathroom in white with minimal style
Dining room with antique chairs and rosewood table along with lovely lighting
Pendant offers perfect lighting for the small dining area

Undertaking a broad range of projects, all of which are grounded in smart design and mindful of healthy living, Sarah’s diverse body of work includes upscale private residences, chic restaurants, luxurious spas and impressive corporate headquarters. Her projects have been featured in local and national publications, and have placed prominently in several noted design competitions.

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Modern and minimal bedroom in white
Open bathroom design with a shower area that has no boundaries
Repurposed antique chairs can be found throughout the house
White Plaster fireplace and marble hearth create a cozy focal point
Collection of the homeowners adds character to the minimal house
Custom decor pieces and antique additions combined beautifully inside the house
Decorating the space next to the fireplace in a unique fashion
Finding space for your unique art collection

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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