For this year’s Real Simple and This Old House Dream Home, designer Courtney Lake of Monogram Decor was enlisted to create an inviting interior for an eco-friendly prefab house from Blu Homes. Inspired by both the architecture of the modern home design and its mountain location, Lake fused contemporary elements with a sense of warmth to craft the soothing interiors.
“It has soaring ceilings and is light-filled; it's a perfect palette for a designer and lent itself to go in many different directions,” Lake tells us about the house. “I also factored in the Malibu location of the home. It's a community that lives for the outdoors: hiking, beaches, al fresco dining.” Combining these inspirations, Lake created a design that highlights the light and airy qualities of the house while paying homage to its coastal Southern California location.