You’re not the only one charmed by the bold design and majestic mountain setting showcased in this home tour featured in our summer issue. Like you, we can’t get enough of this scenic Woodland Hills home and the interiors shaped by Becki Owens and a team of pros. Fortunately, we have must-see images that didn’t make it into the original layout, and we’re happy to share. Enjoy the views!
Designer Becki Owens collaborated with her brother Brett Boyce, president of Split Rock Custom Homes, and McQuay Architects‘ Rob McQuay to create the home’s natural appeal. In the great room, a soaring, angled ceiling crowns the adjoining living, dining and kitchen spaces.
Designed my Rob McQuay, principal of McQuay Architects, the hillside house steps down the site and features materials and colors that complement the landscape. McQuay sloped the home’s roof lines upward toward the perimeter, continuing to exterior overhangs.
The interior’s casual, nature-based design moves seamlessly outdoors onto inviting decks and patios surrounded by stunning scenery. “Anytime we start a home, we start by looking at what is going on outside and then blur the lines between indoor and outdoor,” Boyce says.
Owens used the irregularly shaped, hair-on-hide rug to take the edge off the rectangular windows and furnishings in the dining area.
“People are afraid do decorate with black,” Owens explains, “but if it isn’t too crazy, it can create depth by adding a punch.”
In the open kitchen, lanterns from Hudson Valley Lighting hang above the island topped with quartz. The same material clads the backsplashes and range hood. “People like it for its durability,” Owens explains.
“Sometimes white and black can feel too stark, so I use wood to add warmth and texture,” says Owens. The light-filled office showcases this engaging mix of design elements.
Owens often chooses furnishings and art featuring irregular shapes and rounded forms to make a space feel more comfortable.
A glass shower wall and organically shaped globe light fosters the room’s spacious, light-filled ambiance. Owens clad the master bathroom’s ceiling with wood to add warmth and texture.
“It’s a mountain-modern home, but not so modern that it’s unapproachable,” Owens says. She fostered this style with a mix of black accents, bold textures, natural materials and organic forms that thrive on the interior’s canvas of white walls.
Want Owens’ casual yet current design in your own home? Read her decorating tips here.