Los Angeles designer and architect Rob Diaz has completed his latest project, the contemporary renovation of a home in Sherman Oaks, California, and included in the updated interior, is a built-in seating nook.
The wood-lined seating nook is located under the stairs and adjacent to the living room.
The seating nook includes a large white textured cushion as well as some smaller pillows, two shelving niches, and lighting. Underneath the seating, there are four hardware-free drawers, ideal for storing blankets and games.
From this angle, which also shows the design of the stairs, you can see how neatly the seating nook and storage are tucked away into the available space.
Let’s take a look around the rest of the house…
The design goals for the home were to incorporate a blend of European influences with a relaxed, understated elegance evocative of Southern California living. The front of the home features a low-maintenance garden with a small designated area for seating.
The black-framed glass front door opens to the entryway, where you’ll find stone walls, built-in storage, and wide plank white European ¾ oak floors.
The Living Room
The focal point of the living room is the Apparatus fireplace wall with Arabescato Calacatta marble.
The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling white oak cabinetry, black hardware, and marble countertops.
The Dining Room
The formal dining area showcases a statement plaster wall, while black-framed glass doors open to the backyard.
The Yard And Swimming Pool
The yard was transformed into a private oasis with a 50-year-old coastal live oak tree, a Balinese water fountain, 60-year-old Manzanilla olive trees, and a resort-style quartz pool.
The Home Office
The home office has a dramatic appearance, with dark gray walls, a minimalist light fixture, tall white curtains, a curved desk, and a colorful rug.
The Primary Bedroom
The primary bedroom has textured walls similar to the dining room and a fireplace and recessed television.
The En-Suite Bathroom And Walk-In Closet
The expansive en-suite bathroom has a white freestanding soaking tub, a glass-enclosed shower for two, and a marble double vanity. There’s also a walk-in closet with plenty of storage.
The Guest Bedrooms
Each guest bedroom has its own look, with the second having its own private outdoor space that has views of the backyard.
The Guest Bathrooms
The guest bathrooms also each have their own design, ranging from blue and green tiles to a minimalist vanity, and a more earthy look.