Alice Lane Home Interior Design

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The Guerrero Residence

The Guerrero Residence

Occasionally, you get a client who walks in the door and knows exactly what they want. Alicia Guerrero was this client! They moved into an existing home in Alpine five years ago and have loved the location, but the interior never reflected the heart of her family. Every time they returned from their Manhattan Beach residence, things felt heavy, cramped and didn’t feel like their home yet. When they decided to remodel, Alicia brought Benjamin Blackwelder, a close friend and insanely talented carpenter to come design the kitchen and fireplace. The before pictures are mind-boggling after you see what the space has evolved into! Light and breezy with layers of refinement was our goal and I do declare that we’ve succeeded!

Once the demo took place, we had to make sure every function was met. That meant we needed to give them a place to watch TV, dine, prepare and serve food. Not to mention, a quiet spot for Alicia and her husband to sip tea in the morning!

Once we started to design, everything seemed to fall into place. The hand-knotted Oushak rug felt like you were walking on water. The Elizabeth armoire from Oly Studio was a natural fit and mirrored the marble chest oh-so nicely. Not to mention the Moonz sofa filled with down feather goodness!


The dining space and small keeping room of the kitchen are precious! We had the table built by a local craftsman and the figured ash feels like small rivers and streams running through the room. Luckily we had a small pocket where we could place a settee and a high directoire table for Alicia and her husband to sit, sip tea and write thank you notes. Every day should start in a space like this!

[photos by Meikel Reece]

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  • April 28, 2011
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    Mandy

    Wow! Just what I would expect from Alice Lane. I love it all. I think my favorite might have to be the corner nook with the settee. It looks so inviting.

  • April 28, 2011
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    JILL

    That table is amazing! Its amazing to see your vision put into a space and make it completely new. Great work! (xo Suzanne!)

  • April 29, 2011
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    Leanne

    Gorgeous!!

  • April 29, 2011
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    lynette

    breathtaking! what kind of shades are those? they are gorgeous!

  • April 29, 2011
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    Heather

    Another beautiful room. Gorgeous. Love the bright feel to the room.

  • April 29, 2011
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    Melanie

    I have too many favorites I don’t know where to start! The settee! The dining table! The sofa! The dog!! When can I move in?!? Thank you for always inspiring me!

  • May 1, 2011
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    Sally

    I just died and went to heaven! New favorite! Love when you post your projects! beyond amazing!

  • May 1, 2011
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    Beautiful! I’m a designer in Tennessee and I love that countertop material, can you tell me what that is and info on the area rug in front of the range, so cute! Thanks!

  • May 2, 2011
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    Kate

    I think I’ve found my dream kitchen! The home turned out beautifully. The countertops are incredible.

  • May 3, 2011
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    Martha

    Stunning! I love everything! Absolutely everything!

  • June 3, 2011
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    Nicely done! Great texture variation, colors etc!

  • June 3, 2011
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    Katherine

    I can’t stop thinking about that round side table. I have not seen anything like it before.

  • October 17, 2011
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    Montessa

    You HAVE to give us the name and brand of the paint colors in the room(s)! They are so calming. Is the dining room table and bench custom? So pretty

  • January 6, 2012
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    Alisha

    Beautiful work! Do you happen to know the paint color in the living area, please???

  • June 9, 2012
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    Amazing work! I am soo impressed! SGHx

  • June 30, 2012
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    I love the kitchen! Oh, what I wouldn’t do to cook in a kitchen like that….

  • August 6, 2012
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    Anne

    I found this room on pinterest! This is the stuff dreams are made of!!! Where is that large round side table from? I love it! P.S. I live in AZ so I am not local 🙁

  • October 11, 2012
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    Pamela

    Can you please list where the rug in front of the range is from (& it’s details)

  • October 17, 2012
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    Katie Marshall

    How did you hide cable / DVR / etc. boxes without built-in cabinets?

  • November 5, 2012
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    Gia

    Can you please tell us what those countertops are ? Beautiful!

  • March 12, 2013
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    amy

    Can you tell me about the couch? Is it from you?

  • April 24, 2013
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    a snow

    What is the countertop used on the island? Beautiful work. Thanks.

  • May 21, 2013
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    Jamie

    Is there an email address you can provide so I can ask you a few detailed questions about the gorgeous custom kitchen table? I love it so much! Thank you!

  • January 22, 2015
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    Where did you get the settee?

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