raili clasen’s kitchen of the month

From starting to give up, this month?S difficulty

of House Beautiful is beautiful.

Very rarely am I this excited

page after page after web page.

Starting with this farm-house inspired splendor

designed by Raili Clasen of Raili CA Designs .

Here in Newport Beach, many of us are familiar

with the Raili’s (pronounced Riley) Designs

due to the fact numerous of the houses

she’s designed had been

part of the Newport Harbor &

Corona del Mar Home Tours .

We’ve seen these homes inside and out,

up close and personal,

and they do not disappoint!

This huge kitchen is as big as a barn,

according to Raili, and measures 20 x 25 feet,

and that Caesarstone topped island measures

in at 14 feet in length.

Three huge pendants from Urban Electric Company

add drama and much needed scale over the island and

a single row of eleven bare Edison bulbs light

the dining room table.

Ann Sacks cement tiles are the perfect visual aid

for the backsplash behind the cooktop and

on an adjacent wall at the dry bar.

The outdoor spaces are just as important as the indoor ones,

so architectural designer Eric Olson designed a huge

fireplace to be the focal point

and gathering spot for the outdoor lounge area

that’s framed by two matching pergolas.

Several of Raili’s homes have been featured on the

Newport Harbor Home Tour , including

two that were her own private residences.

Her first design project, which was her own home,

was featured on the Newport Harbor Home Tour in 2013 .

It may look familiar to you because it’s been

in Better Homes & Gardens magazine

and on pinterest a lot!

Here’s her other private home that was featured

on the home tour in 2015.

I love how her style evolves,

but she still brings out the fun in every room.

You can tell from this overall shot of the

kitchen, living room and dining room

how spacious the entire home is.

What do you think of this kitchen?

This outdoor space is just a peek at Raili’s design for

this home that was in the Corona del Mar Home Tour .

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek little detail from a house

that’s a few blocks from mine, also featured in print.

How about a little floor-to-ceiling cement tile?

Raili’s not afraid to take chances!

Hoping your Monday is moving along smoothly…

have a good one!

ciao! fabiana

photo credit:

Raili CA Design

Eric Olson Design

House Beautiful

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