Architecture design blog

White and Black Contrast Design

We are fell in love with this simple white wooded property with black contrast elements. The warm connection of the house to indoor/outdoor living space has a distinctive vintage feel.

This simple A-framed house, circa 1980, had good bones. However, this gut renovation allowed for a redesign of each bedroom and bathroom in order to maximize the space by adding logic and simplicity. A large skylight was inserted along the ridge of the house flooding the living space and kitchen with light all day long. A slot window in the master bedroom was added to capture the morning light and sky views whilst soaking in the new freestanding tub.

Conducive to the barefoot lifestyle of this beach house the palette consisted of fresh whites with accents of black through the fixtures and lighting. The minimal and clean space allowed for pops of color through the furniture and artwork. New extra wide floors boards of local douglas fir were bleached and finished with a white wash. The beautiful vertical grain of the floor became a complimentary texture to the otherwise simplistic white backdrop.