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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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32 Comments
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.

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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!)

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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!

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Sally

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

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Donna

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!

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Kate

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

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Katherine

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

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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

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Admin

The dining table was a custom design by Jessica but can be recreated in any size. The bench can be purchased through us!

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Alisha

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

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Admin

It was Benjamin Moore – Sterling Grey. The owner had a custom blend made up and she lightened it in parts of her home.

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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 :(

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Admin

That lovely table is from us! And don’t you fret! We can ship!!! Just give us a call!

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Admin

That is actually a rug that our client already had in her home and wasn’t provided by us.

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Admin

Yes – it is from us. Give us a call and we can give you more information (801) 802.6266

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Admin

The countertop on the island is carrara marble. Isn’t it such a beautiful marble?

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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!

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