This Historic California Farmhouse Renovation is Inspiring


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You need to see Brian and Jessie De Lowe’s bathtub. Much has been said about the couple’s stunning Montecito 1950s California farmhouse and its airy indoor/outdoor flow—and for good reason. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home boasts a kitchen that feels like you’re outside. Ocean breezes move through open doors and the sun floods through walls of windows. The earthy textures and tones are all here, resulting in a home that’s grounded in calm and emphasizes cozy. It’s all incredibly appealing, utterly dreamy, and truly welcoming.

Jessie is a manifestation coach with a powerful vision to usher others toward their most vibrant life, one that aligns with their soul’s true calling. Brian is the co-founder and president of Proper Hotels which boast some of the most inspiring respites to lay your head (and satisfy your appetite) in California and Austin. Together, they share the 3,800 square-foot home with daughters Amelie and Lucia. “Kids are always running around and dancing,” Jessie shares. It’s why the indoor/outdoor space isn’t just about aesthetics—it provides a functional foundation for the De Lowe family to thrive.

About That Bathtub…

“Our Concrete Nation bathtub gets a LOT of love,” admits Jessie. The basin is a show-stopping piece—you could very nearly call it a work of art. And it’s no surprise to find the tub was designed and ethically handcrafted in Australia, residence to the ultimate purveyors of stylish, laid-back living.

Ahead, we step into the De Lowe’s home (dubbed the Four Feathers Farm House) where the breeze flows freely—and the baths are on point.

Montecito Meets Mallorca

How would you describe your home’s aesthetic?

When it came to décor, Jessie describes their inspiration as “Montecito meets Mallorca,” which explains the general approach toward design: textural by way of natural materials that result in a calming, “uncluttered but cozy” home.

Earthy, Vintage, and a Touch of the Unexpected

How did you decide on the color scheme?

We wanted earthy colors that were soothing and unexpected.

We are constantly cooking and entertaining, so it was important to us to create a great flow between the inside and outside.

What were your greatest décor finds?

Lots of vintage art and vessels from Round Top, Texas.

Identify a Focal Point and Run With It

Brian and Jessie chose cabinetry and fluting for the island from Brothers of Industry (and they sourced that beautiful Calcutta gold slab from a stone yard in LA). It all came together perfectly to complement the star of the show: the stunning grey-blue Ilve range.

Where Style Intersects the Sentimental

Do you have a favorite piece of furniture?

Our concrete nation bathtub gets a LOT of love. In terms of furniture, our Kelly Wearstler Credenza (above) is very special.

How did your home’s architectural style influence the design process?

There were many different sections of the house, and we opened up and widened a lot of the hallways to make it flow better and feel more open.

Describe your California farmhouse in three words.

Open, calming, and happy.

A Few Final Words of (Design) Wisdom

Do you have any words of wisdom to share with would-be decorators?

We started with a few key focal pieces and then designed spaces with House of Honey around those pieces. For example, we knew we wanted the Concrete Nation bathtub and basins in dusty pink, so we designed the bathroom to complement that. In the kitchen, we knew we wanted the Blue Grey Ilve Range, so we designed the kitchen around that!

Finally, any advice for creating a space that’s minimal, yet warm and inviting?

Create a lot of built-in storage or furniture that contains storage so that there is a streamlined system for things to live.

Discover the Stunning Products That Brought This California Farmhouse to Life

BATH:
Bathtub: Concrete Nation

KITCHEN:
Cabinetry: Brothers of Industry
Island Fluting: Brothers of Industry
Appliances:
Ilve Range, Kohler sink/fixtures from Ferguson, Thermador fridge/microwave from Ferguson
Counter Stools: Rejuvenation
Pendant Lights: Natalie Page

LIVING 1:
Sofa:
Lulu and Georgia
Pendant Light: Lightology
Coffee Table: Vintage from First Dibs
Rug: Lulu and Georgia
Poufs: Vintage
Wooden Table: Vintage
Throw Blanker: One Wednesday Shop
Vase: Tina Frey

DINING:
Dining Table: Jenni Kayne
Dining Chairs: Jenni Kayne
Pendant Light: Ay Illuminate from Global Lighting
Rug: Armadillo and Co
Dried Flowers: Idyll Wild Floral
Artwork: Heather Day from Tappan Collective

MAIN BEDROOM:
Bed: Anthropologie
Bedding:
Cultiver Linen Sheets and Shop One Wednesday x Jessie De Lowe Manifestation Blanket
Pillows: Sheepskins from Jenni Kayne
Sconces: Rejuvenation
Bench: Lost and Found Shop
Console Table: Vintage
Nightstands: Jenni Kayne
Rug: Armadillo and Co
Curtains: Everhem

LIVING 2:
Sofa: Restoration Hardware
Lamp: Anthropologie
Coffee Table: Jayson Home
Pillows: Mexican Artisan, Coral & Tusk
Rugs: Sheepskins from Prima De Sur
Art above the couch: Katie Gong
Art above the fireplace: Nik Nik Studio

OUTDOOR BAR:
Counter Stools:
Saffron and Poe
Paint Color: Costes by Portola
Light Fixture: Hudson Valley Lighting

OUTDOOR DINING:
Table: Kokoro Home
Dining Chairs: Rejuvenation
Lights: Corbett Lighting from Hudson Valley Lighting
Pillows: Custom
Paint: Portola





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