If you follow Rosa Beltran Design on Instagram then you know that one of our biggest recent projects was the fixer-upper that Rosa bought in the Silverlake neighbourhood of LA that was in desperate need of a complete overhaul. Better Homes & Gardens magazine documented the entire renovation from start-to-finish in their multi-part "Diary of a Renovation" series about how an interior designer renovates her own home, step-by-painstaking-step.
Here are all the mood boards we made as we were planning the project. The home is a 1930s Craftsman bungalow and Rosa wanted to honor its' vintage roots. The design direction is "modern farmhouse," with all the modern amenities we all want, but also lots of rustic materials that look like they could've been there for 100 years, even though the house was literally stripped down to the studs and every single finish and fixture is actually brand new.
So that's the trick: how to build a new project OR strip a vintage home down to the studs, and then rebuild it without making it look all brand new. We prefer it to look and feel perfectly aged and comfy and worn-in, like a family home that has known years and years of love, because that's how Rosa intends to live in it.