Built from the ground up, one couple’s airy modern home, brimming with rustic touches, reflects their design tastes, personalities, and vision for a growing family.
Emily and Bryan had not been looking for love when it found them, neither were they in the market for a new house when they stumbled across their future family home. After marrying in 2014, the couple were living comfortably — albeit blandly — in Bryan’s townhouse. It wasn’t until Bryan happened upon a new-construction community in Camarillo that they began to imagine the possibilities. “We looked at all six model homes and this floor plan just stood out,” Emily says of the two-story, five bedroom house they had a hand in designing.
Bryan and Emily’s clean-lined interiors take full advantage of the natural light and the open floor plan with relaxed rustic touches like reclaimed wood and metal bar stools. It’s the perfect melding of their joint styles – Bryan favors a modern minimalist approach, while Emily prefers a rustic farmhouse feel.
We pick pieces that create conversation and remind us of the things that bring us joy.
In addition to creating a space that feels inviting to guests, the couple has also made a point to incorporate hints of their favorite things into the decor, like Emily’s penchant for Harry Potter, and their mutual love of coffee, which was a staple in their early relationship. The end result is a home that’s both warm and welcoming, modern and cozy.
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