Playful spaces pay homage to the traditional.
Tucked away within the lush Danville landscape, this elegant home embodies the playfully sophisticated vibe of its residents. The Clients wanted to create a respite that their busy family could return to after the hustle and bustle of the day. With that in mind, Casey was able to create family oriented spaces that are fun, fresh, and functional.
The Client was not afraid to incorporate unique design elements into the home and allowed Casey to make bold choices when curating each space. In the living room Casey was inspired by a color palette that included slate grey, soft blue, ebony, hints of aged brass, and a saturated pop of chartreuse. Each color plays an important part in the harmony of the space, with one never overpowering the other, a balanced composition is achieved. Different linear elements, from the quilting on the ottomans, to the geometric design on the pillows, intermingle to add texture and interest, while aged brass details pick up light and bring warmth to the space. The addition of a large scale abstraction infuses the living room with a playful exuberance.
Casey was able to introduce transitional elements to this traditional master bedroom to achieve an eclectic mix. A handwoven artisanal carpet creates texture through its heathered appearance. Pieces like the playful lizard lumbar pillow and the shredded chiffon euro shams create interest and add a touch of whimsy to the space. The floral inspired chandelier blends contemporary with classic. Nature was again the inspiration for the nook table, with the aged brass twig base reflecting the trees outside the windows. The warm, natural elements within the space create contrast between the dominate cool grey and neutral color palette.
Calacatta marble envelopes the entirety of the master bathroom. This classic material creates an atmosphere of luxury within the space while brass elements dot the room creating warmth and interest. The delicate blue of the cabinets introduce color into the space without disturbing the serene feel of the room. A freestanding tub is strategically placed to allow for a beautiful view of the outside, while a built-in coffee maker takes the space to the next level. The expansive closet was designed with both beauty and function in mind.
The study houses an unexpected mix of bold pieces, such as the snow leopard print chair and ottoman tucked in the corner, and the chalk white Portuguese inspired writing desk. Casey added a Shagreen lamp and various accessories to bring texture and color to the space.
Casey wanted there to be continuity between the pool house and the main house while still creating a relaxing retreat for guests to stay. She was able to achieve this by utilizing some of the same elements in both spaces, such as warm copper accents and pale blue cabinets. Wood tiles were selected for the floor because of their durability and are laid in a herringbone pattern. The geometric pattern on the floor is repeated in other design elements in the space. Texture is another important element and it is introduced through the leather weave on the pillows and the hair on hide pillow panels. In the bedroom Casey chose a patchwork hair on hide rug in neutral tones to bring interest and warmth to the dark floor. The side tables are reminiscent of the Portuguese inspired table used in the main house, and add scale to the space. The pool bath has a hint of whimsy with its black starburst cabinet hardware.
Reviving a classic French home with a sophisticated and polished feel.
This beautiful hilltop home located in Alamo is designed to highlight picturesque views with large windows and airy vaulted ceilings. Casey designed the expansive great room with those views in mind. Drawing inspiration from an elegant Schumacher floral fabric, Casey chose a monochromatic blue color palette that played nicely against the bright golds and vibrant greens of the surrounding landscape. Utilizing pattern play and a variety of textural elements, a layered space emerged, rich with complexity and depth.
Casey was able to create natural division within the large space by strategically mapping the furniture layout. This created multiple intimate spaces within the expansive great room. Inspired by her client’s own personal style and love of the French Provincial aesthetic, Casey added her own contemporary edge to produce a unique result.
A luxurious space embellished with eye catching details.
Awash in shades of blue and neutral gray tones, this contemporary great room is the perfect canvas for metallic adornment. A bold mix of patterns and prints adds fashionable personality and highlights the rich navy blue island in the kitchen. From the dimensional marble tile backsplash to the custom designed cabinetry, brass accents are highlighted through the space.
This project was a true collaboration between designer and client. The client had a sense of what she wanted but needed Casey’s expert eye to help pull it all together. Casey was able to maintain continuity in the home while incorporating the client’s unique personal style. The final result is a space that embodies an understated opulence and is at once classic and unexpected.
An eclectic mix of modern sophistication.
Wanting to upgrade their traditional home in favor of showcasing a more sleek, transitional aesthetic, CHD was brought on to facilitate the remodel process. With extensive space planning, Casey expanded and reconfigured the kitchen and family room. Showcasing luxuriously modern Snaidero cabinetry and whimsical pendants in the kitchen, pops of red are found throughout the home inspired by the clients love of Italian sports cars.
In the master suite, Casey experimented with the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine elements. Soothing neutral hues allows for bright accents to take centerstage. Metal and brass elements are softened with the addition of rich leather and shredded linen. Not wanting to stray too far from the traditional exterior of the home, Casey chose white marble, a time-honored material, for the master bath. Texture and pattern were introduced through a classic herringbone pattern on the floor.
Layers of rich detail intermingle to produce a timeless elegance.
A milestone for Casey, this Italian villa was her first new build as Principal of Casey Howard Designs. Strongly influenced by the Italian countryside, this home features a smooth stucco finish, a limestone turret, and reclaimed Spanish tile on the roof. The project was a two-year process that illustrates Casey’s signature style, a classic foundation punctuated with funky details. CHD specified all materials associated with the new build, consulted on the architectural plans and fully furnished the home.
Drawing inspiration from the client’s extensive art collection, which includes paintings from Napa Valley artist Ira Yeager, Casey developed a bold yet refined interior design concept. Aged European oak floors and limestone accents throughout are in line with the home’s overall aesthetic. Provocative elements were introduced through zebra, hair on hide chairs, snakeskin wallpaper in the powder bathroom, whimsical lighting and large-scale built-ins that pay homage to the clients love of art and music.
Casey’s signature style encapsulated in a beautifully bold master bedroom.
Inspired by a pair of Casey’s own suede magenta heels, this expertly crafted room pays homage to the iconic color of the Valley’s lush grapes. Saturated purples and luxurious, rich leathers and suedes adds a sophisticated and fashion-forward element to this master bedroom. Unique details like the gold zipper accent on the pillow to the funky Amanda Wright pottery on the wall, meld runway-inspired elements and the organic beauty of the Napa Valley.