Scandinavian Zen Retreat

I’m very fortunate to be working with a first time homebuyer and talented voice artist, setting up his new home in Pine Mountain Club which is a mountain community located within the Los Padres National Forest about ninety minutes outside LA. He’s taken the leap to organize his life around his passions - his work and the outdoors - and I am so inspired by this. He wants his beautiful mountain home to feel like a retreat and of course as he’s a new homeowner we’re going to find inner and outer peace on a budget. My client appreciates the clean lines of Scandinavian design, but also wants to incorporate nature/natural elements and Buddhist iconography. We will address three public rooms - a living room with floor to ceiling window views of the forest, a dining room and the kitchen, all with vaulted 20-foot ceilings and exposed beams - as well as two bedrooms. This is a DIY project so we begin with concept boards, I'll  create a design brief with concept statement, specify or purchase furniture, finishes, and accessories, along with a budget and timeline so my client can work at his own pace to complete the new look. Stay tuned for updates. . .