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Florence & Humberto

Florence and Humberto have loved living in their L.A. bungalow for over 20 years, but its age is showing, and the home’s layout runs contrary to Florence’s desire for good feng shui. We brought in an expert to help us transform the main floor and give this home the flexibility and flow that Florence and Humberto can enjoy for the next 20 years.

Resource Guide

FH S5E3 Florence & Humble

Click below to see all of the items featured in this episode!

wdt_ID Room Product Type style Product Company company_link Product Code/Sku
1 Throughout Pot Lights HLB4LED HLB4LED HALO HLB4LED
2 Throughout Wall Paint Cool December Cool December Dunn Edwards Paints DEW393
3 Throughout Ceiling Paint Whisper Whisper Dunn Edwards Paints DEW340
4 Throughout Trim Paint Carrara Carrara Dunn Edwards Paints DET649
5 Front Door Lighting Wilburn One-Light Outdoor Pendant Lantern Wilburn One-Light Outdoor Pendant Lantern Generation Lighting 6290901EN3-12
6 Front Entry Lighting Capri Tall Pendant Capri Tall Pendant Generation Lighting TP1012ANL
7 Living Room Lighting Towner One-Light Wall/Bath Sconce Towner One-Light Wall/Bath Sconce Generation Lighting 4141301-962
8 Living Room Fireplace Paint Carrara Carrara Dunn Edwards Paints DET649
9 Living Room Cabinet Paint Blue Nose Blue Nose Benjamin Moore 1678
10 Living Room/Front Entry Door, Mantel, Shelves Stain Oil-Based Interior Wood Stain Oil-Based Interior Wood Stain Varathane Kona
11 Dining Room Lighting Zire Five-Light Chandelier Zire Five-Light Chandelier Generation Lighting 3190305-962
12 Kitchen Lighting Atlas Pendant Atlas Pendant Generation Lighting EP1101AI
13 Kitchen Lighting Nuance Small Flush Mount Nuance Small Flush Mount Generation Lighting KF1051AI
14 Kitchen Countertop Neolith Slab Neolith Slab Ollin Stone Arctic White Silk
15 Kitchen Countertop Neolith Slab Neolith Slab Ollin Stone Peitra Di Pimbo Silk
16 Kitchen Island Cabinet Paint White Satin White Satin Benjamin Moore 2067-70
17 Family Room Cabinet Shelf Paint Storm Storm Benjamin Moore AF-700

Before & After

DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS
A LIFE-SIZED DOOR

Florence and Humberto’s front door was imposing, but impractical: reaching high to the roofline, but split so that only half the entrance was usable most of the time. In order to give them a clean, updated look, we installed a new door with dark wood and a vertical privacy panel. As the height of their door came down, the curb appeal went up.

MANTEL MAGIC

Florence and Humberto’s house had a pretty impressive fireplace — so impressive that we had no chance of drilling into it to run electrical wiring. Our sneaky solution? Running the outlet and wiring behind this new custom mantel, which the fireplace needed anyway as part of its update. Look, Ma: no wires!

A NOOK FOR A BOOK

We’ve gotten pretty creative at tucking in desk areas into modern designs, but we’re pretty proud of this one. The family wanted a separate living room to hang out, play games and stay close to the kitchen, so we turned this dead-end space into a great new attraction. Now, it also serves as a quick home office/homework spot, too, which more and more families will need as work-from-home becomes the new norm.

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SPECIAL THANKS

Art Director: Clare Cannesson
Construction Lead: Via Veneto Construction, Inc.