One photo of the plaster walls in this stunning house had me more than curious to find the designer and, of course, see the rest of the house. LA based designer Leigh Herzig designed the spec house with a modern nod to traditional Spanish-style architecture prevalent in older Southern California homes. Influenced by the Belgian interiors of Axel Vervoordt, she created a beautiful mix of old-world European details and surfaces combined with natural, earthy California touches. The plaster is the star of the entry above and throughout the house making a bold statement on its own and requiring little further decoration.
Cobra Wall Lamps are a perfect contrast to the soft walls, earthy textures and African bench.
Solid white oak stairs anchor the spiral staircase accented with a simple iron rail.
Limestone floors and surrounding countertops add a warm counterpoint to the stainless steel island top and appliances. The walls here are clad in a Moroccan lime plaster that is completely waterproof therefore eliminating the need for a backsplash.
An antique limestone trough sink and black-and-white antique marble tiles were the splurge in the powder room since the quantity needed was so small. Restoration Hardware mirror is flanked by 1950s Dutch sconces from ReWire.
Stacked white towels in open salvaged oak shelving flank the fireplace that opens to the master bedroom. More gorgeous limestone floors and a repeat of the waterproof limestone walls seen in the kitchen.
Outside the kitchen, a courtyard with fireplace creates a cozy resting spot among trimmed boxwood globes and agave.
The backyard has a saltwater pool, Palladian style pool house and framed poured concrete surrounded by gravel.
Herzig’s Australian Cattle Dog fits right in with the decor.
The details in this house will go down as one of my all time favorites and I’ll keep my eye open for new projects by Leigh Herzig.