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House Tour: The Coach House

Designer Stephane Chamard occupied The Old Coach House with his husband for only a short while, but the remodel he completed turns this old gem into a modern interiors show stopper. Full of white walls and bright pops of orange and red, come take a modern house tour of The Coach House, Designed by Stephane Chamard with photography by Lisa Petrole:

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Traditional Exterior by Lisa Petrole Photography

The Old Coach house is charming and quiet, the kind of secluded space you’d imagine a starving artist or poet to live in. I love that there’s ivy gently climbing across the bricked front of the house, a feature that looks stunning against the white french doors. On the outside, this charming home has an old rustic look that seems orderly unkept.

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Contemporary Living Room by Lisa Petrole Photography

Once inside, it’s like stepping into a world where the design rulebook is thrown out the window. The interior is full of modern furniture (hello Platner Side Table!), a striking contrast to the traditional colonial architecture.  Stark white walls and a light wood floor make every inch of this house light and airy. Apparently, painting the walls of an old house white and filling it with modern furniture is the Parisian thing to do.

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Contemporary Spaces by Lisa Petrole Photography

Bright pops of orange and red explode out of every corner while retro touches jump out at you. This glossy orange credenza sitting at the bottom of the stairs is certainly an example of this.

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Contemporary Spaces by Lisa Petrole Photography

I love the quirky mod details that mesh and clash with eclectic elements in the best way possible. Retro, traditional, rustic, this home is a blending of the best parts of every style! Is that an Eclisse Table Lamp I see?

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Contemporary Dining Room by Lisa Petrole Photography

Words cannot describe how much I appreciate the mixing and mingling of black dining chairs here. I spy a Classic Panton Chair, a Magis Chair_One, a Masters Chair, an Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, a Bertoia Side Chair, and what looks like it could be an opaque black Victoria Ghost Chair. What a winning combination of iconic chairs!

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Contemporary Family Room by Lisa Petrole Photography

Eames looks so hot next to that gallery wall of The Smith’s vinyl record covers! These white walls are the perfect backdrop for letting color pop. A jet black mannequin acts as an oversized art piece.

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Contemporary Living Room by Lisa Petrole Photography

Ditching the coffee table in the living space for these oversized knit poofs makes the room much more inviting and allows freedom of movement.

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Contemporary Spaces by Lisa Petrole Photography

It’s beautiful to see every inch of this space’s architecture integrated into the design. Here an old radiator is used as a shelf to hold a collection of white sculptures. The black and white color palette of this reading corner is a welcomed way to help add some contrast and depth to surrounding color.

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Contemporary Home Bar by Lisa Petrole Photography

Another jointed mannequin stands watch over the booze nestled into this unique bar cart, which once served as an artist’s cart.

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Contemporary Bedroom by Lisa Petrole Photography

I love how monochromatic the master bedroom is! Layers of red create a stunning display of heat and passion. Once again, the white walls provide the perfect backdrop for letting this bold color speak for itself.

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Contemporary Bedroom by Lisa Petrole Photography

The detail on that bedding is stunning! And I appreciate the little reading nook too.

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Contemporary Home Office by Lisa Petrole Photography

A small desk is tucked away into an alcove created using two shelving units, which is just genius. Everything is red on red on red here, and no wonder.

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Contemporary Spaces by Lisa Petrole Photography

Chamard’s design philosophy is, “Go bold.” And I have to agree! The vibrant colors in this home do not come off as overbearing. It makes incorporating bold colors seem less daunting when done so well like this.

You can read more about this modern home tour of The Old Coach house here.

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Kelly Tirman

Kelly Tirman

After spending 10+ years living in a modern San Francisco loft, Kelly moved her family to a bungalow in the burbs. She now enjoys dreaming up home renovation and design projects in order turn her family's post-war cottage into the modern home of their dreams.

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