Timeless enchantment. That is what designer Laura Neuman of PepperJack Interiors was likely for in the transform of a couple’s Granite Bay home constructed in the 1990s. “We desired to keep a standard element in the course of the residence, but make it lighter and brighter and fresher,” suggests Neuman.

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A personalized arched doorway graces the entry to a little wine cellar adjacent to the kitchen. “The property experienced previous-entire world bones, but specifics like these make it feel at residence now,” claims designer Laura Neuman. Photo by Michelle Drewes.

Foundational to the task was changing the unique travertine flooring and brightening up the kitchen and living areas with a fresh coat of paint. In the family room, Neuman retained the pretty wood-beam ceilings and inside window shutters but entirely redesigned the hearth, which previously had a French chateau-like fake end, to offer the home a uncomplicated but stylish focal level. “I really like that the new look has a present-day Napa sense to it,” suggests Neuman.

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Previously mentioned the sink, an primary landscape painting by artist Mya Louw sets the temper. Image by Michelle Drewes.

Art was the commencing stage for the kitchen redesign. “I’m not someone who likes to participate in with funky tile or a motif,” explains Neuman. “I would alternatively convey art into a kitchen since it’s personal and it’s changeable.” She held the cabinetry “very common,” opting for a slender-banded model, at times referred to as a micro Shaker, in white oak. The layout of the tile backsplash can take its cue from generations-previous brick patterns—a signature move that lends the place a refined feeling of heritage.

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By updating the outmoded fire with fantastically understated all-natural stone elements, Neuman transformed the total search of the home. Photograph by Michelle Drewes.

Modest but significant details—the crystal knob on the mesh wine cellar door, the linen drapes with a wonderfully customized primary edge—are central to how Neuman conceives a space. “I typically really feel that it is great to style from the inside out, contemplating about all the materials and finishes initial,” she clarifies. “I just cannot picture coming up with a area with no pondering about these particulars. It all goes with each other for me.”