Interior Design Pro Christopher Grubb Gives Walkthrough Tour of Client's Home

Beverly Hills Designer Christopher Grubb gives House Tipster a tour of his favorite interior design highlights in a client's remodeled home.

 

The kitchen has a unique look: It has no backsplash. The counter backsplash was entirely removed and replaced with windows to the outside as a "continuum out to nature" to create an "open" feeling in the kitchen.

 

White caesarstone was used for the countertops to keep it looking "clean," and match the fireplace stone in the living area, explains Grubb.

 

The appliances were put on the cooktop in the middle of the kitchen island to allow the hosts to be able to cook while continuing to talk to their guests and entertain.

 

The Thermador ovens were retained from the original kitchen because they were in great shape, says Grubb.

 

The refrigerator/freezer is by Sub-Zero.

 

Continuing the tour, Grubb explains that the dining room was removed to provide more kitchen space, and a new dining area was created. Grubb says his clients did not want the new dining area to be formal, and large sliding glass doors continue the open outdoors feeling from the kitchen.

 

The 12-foot dining room table is custom and hand-texturized. The iron dining chairs are also custom-made.

 

Moving beyond the dining area, chairs framed with chrome provide a comfortable and airy sitting area around the television.

 

The faux suede coffee table has drawers for storage, and the round end tables do too. Grubb says he picked round end tables to contrast the overall squareness of the room's shape.

 

Grubb says one of his signatures is using stools in his interior designs because he appreciates their portability.

 

"In a space that's contemporary, you don't want to clutter it with too many pieces of furniture, but you still have things to store," says Grubb.

 

Dark throw pillows counterbalance the light sofa to complete the look of the living area.

 

Again, allowing for an open flow was key to the overall design.

 

"It's almost like an outdoor room," says Grubb.

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