After a pair of Silicon Valley tech pioneers built their dream home in an oak-studded area of Woodside, California, they needed a skilled interior designer who would understand their desire for both grandeur and simplicity. To achieve their elaborate vision, the clients called in designer Marcio Decker of Aspen Leaf Interiors, a firm based in Reno-Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay Area, with a reputation for crafting elegant, luxury interiors.

Decker incorporated compelling materials including natural stone, dark woods, and limestone — along with rich textures and fabrics — to bring depth to the airiness of the architecture. Underneath elegant custom lighting, comfortable furniture groupings offset the large scale of the space and offer opportunities for intimacy through careful space planning. Decker added a modern flair to the home’s transitional style to reflect the simple and casual, relaxed equestrian lifestyle of the large estates of Southern California that had inspired the clients. The result of the designer’s careful efforts is a Mediterranean-inspired space that encourages rest and rejuvenation, and flows into the surrounding natural environment.

In the following slides, see how Aspen Leaf Interiors created opportunities for relaxation and togetherness within the large estate.

  • When Aspen Leaf Interiors approached the project, they were tasked with completing the interior architecture and design planning. In the living area, a wood-beamed ceiling references traditional Mediterranean spaces, as does much of the interior design throughout the estate. Decker made use of the natural light that filters freely through the arched breezeways and loggias to create comfortable seating arrangements that maximize views of the courtyard and oak trees. Thoughtfully curated and scaled light fixtures offer a touch of personality to each room of the house.

    Photo by Tom Zikas

March 24, 2020

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