Marin Contemporary Cottage


These Marin clients had decided to downsize from a larger house that never quite felt like “them”, in order to fully remodel and create a home that truly reflected them as a family. Lucky for us, since they happen to be the coolest family ever, with beautiful taste to boot! They asked us to make this house their happy place, with a light, airy, contemporary cottage vibe, incorporating layers of texture and raw materials. They also requested some unique found and traveled objects throughout, which allowed us to introduce S+P rugs, textiles + accessories from our travels. We put our heart and soul into making their dream a reality, and the result is one of our favorite projects to date! 

Photography by Robert Vente

Living room shot with sofa and lounge chair from Marin Contemporary Cottage with white fireplace, Moroccan rug, wood coffee table, and wall shelving.

Vignette of bench with leather bag and potted plant with large framed black and white photography and hardwood floors.

Fabric sofa with assorted Moroccan mud cloth pillows and indoor tree with stairs in the background.

Living room fireplace shot with television, wood mantle, natural woven poufs, and wall art against white walls.

View of dining room area from living room with assorted mud cloth pillows on sofa and dining room table and chairs with art on white walls.

Dining room table with vase of roses and hanging pendant lights with framed wall art on white walls.

Shot of blue kitchen with tiled backsplash and styled shelves with range, stove, and bread board.

Shot of blue kitchen with styled shelves and green houseplant with Turkish rug on hardwood floor.

Blue kitchen with hardwood floors featuring a farmhouse kitchen sink, windows, and Turkish rug with houseplant.

Styled shot of blue kitchen cabinets with gold hardware, tiled backsplash, with styled floating wood shelves and bread board.

Close up shot of decorated kitchen backsplash, vase of flowers, coffee cups, wooden salt holder, and bowl of eggs.

Breakfast nook area with built in cushion bench seat, assorted pillows, zinc top table, and built in cabinet shelving with sliding Aleksandra Zee barn door.

Front view shot of breakfast nook with zinc top table, leather folding stool, Turkish area rug, built in bench seating with cushions and assorted Moroccan mud cloth pillows.

Aleksandra Zee custom sliding barn door panel with white built-in cabinet shelving.

Large abstract art piece at top of stair landing with hanging light pendant and framed black and white photographs and skylight.

Lighting pendant over stairwell with black and white framed photographs on white wall.

Styled white shelves with copper and teak bowl, beads, stacks of books, and black and diamond pattern beaded bali baskets.

Front view of master bed with pom pom moroccan striped throw, white textured area rug, mud cloth on upholstered headboard, woven storage basket, assorted mud cloth Moroccan pillows, and white nightstands with table lamps.

Close up shot of styled Moroccan mud cloth pillows with mud cloth on upholstered headboard and bedside lamp.

Close up shot of California Workshop Linen Ball Pendant against white board ceiling.

Built in white cabinet with shelves and drawers, styled with assorted accessories and view of bathroom and stairway.

Claw foot bathtub with shelf featuring framed drawing prints, black and white Moroccan tiled floors with antique wood stool with book open.Sitting nook area with woven armchairs, hat on the wall, Moroccan beni ourain, Turkish rug pillows, and window.

Master bathroom in white with decorated black Moroccan tile floors, featuring hanging striped hammam towels.

Double white vanity with black hardware pulls, black decorated Moroccan tiles, and rectangle mirrors with sconces above.

Claw foot bathtub with silver hardware and black and white tiled Moroccan floors and shelf with framed drawing prints next to antique wood stool with open book. Styled close-up shot of True Botanical products, with little plant in vase and ceramic canisters with beads on black plate.

Exterior shot of white mid-century house with black trimmed windows, fire pit, lounge chairs, and BBQ area.

Outdoor wood pergola eating area with dining chairs and styled dining table with wine below string lights.

Exterior of white mid-century house with black trim, BBQ area with fire pit and lounge chairs on stone patio.

Wood outdoor patio eating area with stone floor, white and grey metal chairs, and styled eating area.

Close up shot of styled vase of green leaves, wind glasses, cheese, artichokes, bread loaf on bread board.