If there's one thing we love to do at MyDomaine HQ, it's pin all our favorite rooms to compile the ultimate dream home. From crisp white modern spaces to cool tones and emerald hues, like a design hound, we always have our noses down sniffing out the very latest and greatest to create interiors that make our retinas dilate in delight. Enter this modern Spanish Meditteranean 8040-square-foot home in Scottsdale, Arizona. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom house even has a pool complete with a large outdoor living space, and to be honest, we're still picking our jaws off the floor.
Since this was the client's vacation home, Bria Hammel of Bria Hammel Interiors wanted to embrace the regional style of the home but incorporate the client's fresh, traditional style. "The home was large in scale, but we wanted to make sure it stayed casual and cozy rather than too formal to stay true to the client's lifestyle," she explains. This is a major task given the monumental size of this stunning property, but Hammel nailed it. Read on to see every room in the house and how she brought that vision to life.
This is called the "great room", and it's the official center of the home where all the entertaining happens. "We wanted it to be comfortable for all guests, so all the furniture selected was deep yet tailored," says Hammel. Mixing patterned textiles and materials created a playful, modern, and ethnic vibe to the room. "Repetition in the wall lanterns created a unique and dramatic feature to the space. Incorporating the large bifold glass walls allowed us to open it up and merge both the great room and the outdoor dining room."
Keeping the space "cozy" was no mean feat, but Hammel infused soft hues and warm neutrals to shrink the grand scale to a comfortable size.
The natural light pours in from every angle, keeping the space fresh and bright.
Hammel's team kept the original bones intact from the curved architecture to the exposed beams.
Hammel focused on adding modern touches to the otherwise traditional-style kitchen with plumbing and light fixtures. "We incorporated high-contrast finishes with a touch of brass to keep things fresh and bright," she says.
The kitchen feels traditional in style, but the stylish fixtures bring it into a modern context.
While the rest of the house sticks to a mostly neutral palette, this eating area infuses a fun pattern and color clash that gives a subtle edge to the home and we love it.
Since this room is right off the foyer, Hammel really wanted to continue the light and airy feel when entering the home. "We intentionally selected pieces that felt more formal but chose more simple, textured, and casual fabrics to make the pieces feel special and livable. This room is all about conversation, so maximizing seating for each guest was crucial to the layout of the space."
There's so much to love about this space. From the exposed beams to the chandelier, it's a visual masterpiece.
Even though you might not notice it at first, there is a subtle pattern play here. The accent stools front and center play nicely with the striped rug, indigo wall hangings, and artwork in the left-hand corner. Keeping them in the same tonal family is what makes them all work together without clashing.
This bedroom is soft, sweet, and tonal with a hint of adulting, but not too much.
The bones of the master room were all about contrast, so Hammel's team wanted to focus on "softness and feminine lines" with the furniture. "Tone-on-tone off-whites and light blues made this bedroom an oasis for the homeowners and the perfect place to unwind after spending the day with all their guests," she says.
This is how you style a nightstand in a master bedroom. Keep accessories to a minimum.
With five bedrooms, Hammel was challenged to make each of them feel different from each other. This one has major California vibes.
While this one is a nod to the Cali-cool aesthetic, it's more traditional in feel.
The master bathroom was all about creating "drama", says Hammel. She adds: "The existing tub and light fixture helped set the tone for the new space. Soft blue, subtly patterned panels perfectly framed the space and added softness to the modern lines of the tub."
Sometimes when the architecture is this good, you don't need much to make an impression. Case in point: this sculptural hallway moment.
We love how Hammel's team customized this simple bench with a contemporary patterned fabric to add texture and visual interest that accompanied the wall art.
Since the owners would be entertaining frequently, Hammel needed to design a place where they could have a sit-down meal with guests. "That was important to them," she tells me. "We started with an oversize round dining table to keep the conversation flowing and focused on incorporating neutrals into the space to not distract from the beautiful monochromatic outdoor living area off of the dining room," she explains. "For drama, we installed a high-contrast gallery wall to fill the space and tall ceilings."
The first thing you notice when entering the foyer is how grand the space is. "We wanted to draw the visitor's eyes to the paneled ceiling, so we incorporated a large-scale aged wood–and-metal chandelier for softness and warmth to the entry," explains Hammel. "Bringing the outdoors in was achieved by two large-scale olive trees that also balanced the height in the room. Shades of soft green to mimic the live greenery in the room were incorporated into the artwork, ottoman, and bench cushion."
This room had us at hello. What's not to love? The textured pendant lights, the barstools, and the cool sculptural legs of that table make this a room we can't stop looking at.
Now this room is the epitome of cool. Textures, check. Patterns, check. Colors, check. It all works.
Just when you thought there couldn't be any more rooms to discover in this house, you stumble upon this sweet little bar in the back. This would have to be one of our favorite spots in the house.
While everything else in the house is neutral, this room really takes a moodier turn, and we're here for it. It's like one of our favorite designer's Abigail Ahern says, "the trick is not to be afraid."
It's all about that indoor/outdoor life. This is where we want to spend the summer months.
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