For the renovation of this four-bedroom home in Mill Valley, California, interior designer Elena Calabrese created a sophisticated yet casual look with an urban edge. Designing to enhance the home’s spectacular views, Calabrese mixed a gray-toned palette with subtle patterns, textural elements and natural materials to make a comfortable home for a family of three.

  • Open-plan home with gray kitchen cabinets and stone fireplace

    The home has an open plan with a combined kitchen and den space. The centerpiece is the fireplace, which is clad in charcoal ledgestone and features a custom-made reclaimed beam mantel. Custom walnut window seats on either side provide a comfortable spot to enjoy the view. In the kitchen, pendant lights from Niche Modern hang above an angled island made of slabs of Calacatta Borghini marble bookmatched to create a beautiful subtle design. The cabinetry is a combination of custom gray paint and dark smoky stain. 


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April 1, 2016

Dennis Sarlo is the executive editor of Chairish and a lover of all things design-related. Prior to joining the team, he served as the executive editor of Dering Hall and was the first site director of Architectural Digest. He was also part of the founding team of travel startup Jetsetter. He lives in New York.