Inside an Updated Mediterranean Home with Minimalist Influences

In Los Altos Hills, Cecilia Sagrera-Hill and George Brazil of SagreraBrazil Design created a modern, Mediterranean-style renovation grounded in its appreciation of architectural detailing and a minimalist color palette. Transforming the property, the designers simplifed the overall architecture of the interiors, allowing expansive windows, high-end materials, and innovative accents to drive their vision instead of overloading the space with busy furnishings that diminish the artistic intention. Read on for our tour of the high-style home.

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For the dining room, the duo at SagreraBrazil Design used a mix of unique prints and ceramics to complement the light-filled space. The Joseph Jeup dining table is surrounding by chairs from Mattaliano, upholstered in Lee Jofa fabric. Overhead, a fixture from David Alexander truncates the space between the table and high ceiling. Behind, a Hellman-Chang sideboard is topped with ceramics by Aaron Maginis. Curtain fabric from Castel, paired with sheer fabric from Zimmer + Rohde, allows light to filter easily into the room.

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Sleek wood cabinetry is the backbone of the kitchen area’s neutral-colored, minimalist design. The light fixture over the kitchen island from David Alexander creates a contemporary environment, while the barstools, table, and chairs from Altura are relaxed and subtle. German industrial light designer Ingo Maurer created the oversized light fixture. A black backsplash from Ann Sacks rounds out the overall design. 

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Classic, elegant details anchor the design of the study. Francois & Co. crafted the stone mantel, while the plush armchair and ottoman are from Gary Hutton Design. David Alexander designed the hanging circular light fixture.

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Gray geometric tile from Ann Sacks creates a unique atmosphere in the bathroom. Hanging sconces from Phoenix Day add a contemporary touch; the faucet is from Dornbracht, and the sink is from Duravit.

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The living room opens out toward a terrace. Cool-toned furnishings from Patricia Edwards, including the sofa, chairs, and ottoman, keep the space comfortable. On the left, a graphic-print lounge chair from Michael Berman Limited adds a hint of excitement and complements the artwork nearby. On the floor, a rug from Himalayan Weavers ties the room’s colors together, and the metal coffee table is from Paul Ferrante.

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An expansive window dominates the master bath. The tiled floor, tub, and surround are all from Ann Sacks.

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The bedroom centers a clean design with pops of color. The fireplace here is custom, while the pale gray area rug is from Himalayan Weavers. Artist Maxine Solomon painted the seaside scene beside the window.

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The bed was sourced from Patricia Edwards, and the end tables are custom. The bedding is from Sferra.