Published on January 4, 2016

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Inside this bespoke Santa Monica escape, we came upon a family-friendly space filled with an eclectic assortment of art and captivating style. Channeling the laid-back aesthetic of California, along with the simplicity of Scandinavian design, there were plenty of daring elements and practicality of design to go around. 

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Along the right side of the entry, a gap was left between the ceiling and the wall to give the intimate space a slightly more airy feeling. 

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Within the open layout of this light-filled kitchen, subtle touches of warmth inspired by a pair of patterned rugs downplay the intensity of the oak wood cabinets and modern subway tile surround.

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A handful of decorative wall accents, evenly dispersed throughout the gallery wall, lend a dynamic layer to the curated collection. 

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In an open space where the kitchen leads into a dining and living room, a square dining table inspires a change in form, challenging the layout of the room.   

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A dark grout for the white subway tiles offers a unique layer of contrast to the walls, complementing the adverse combo on the floors. 

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A floor-to-ceiling cork board installation invites a versatile element to the decor, not to mention a rather crafty approach to organization.

See the rest of this stunning space on Elle Decoration.