lonni paul design | California Home + DesignMelissa Joan Hart’s Modern Family2014
Celebrity interior designer Lonni Paul
Celebrity interior designer Lonni Paul
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Melissa Joan Hart’s Modern Family

Text: Staff | 2014

Melissa Joan Hart moves her family cross-country and explores a modern/transitional design for the first time with the help of an old friend, well-known interior designer, Lonni Paul.

Pick Your Path
Designed by Lonni Paul

“Mark and I have our biggest fights ever over décor. But when we finally find something we agree on, we love it! He likes very masculine styles like big leather chairs and dark woods and I look more for comfort. Lonni is a great mediator!”

 

“Bright, clean, casual” is how Hart describes her design aesthetic. “With 3 boys that leave a tornado in their path and the very limited closet space in the house, it was important to me to have it feel open and clean.” The sofa in the living room is the James Contemporary by TOV, the chairs are the Devon Wing and both are from AllModern. The silestone hearth brings the whole room together in a harmonious way.

Delicate Details
Designed by Lonni Paul

Delicate details stacked atop the Pura Coffee Table from AllModern and the bold pattern Chelsea Studio Rug (also from AllModern) make their new house feel like home.

In Transition
Designed by Lonni Paul

Hart said, “The kitchen is always where we spend most of our time together whether it’s meals or doing homework or art projects,” so making it the main focus of the house just made sense. From here, you can see how easily the open plan flows as well as the Du Chateau floors that appear throughout the home.

Island Time
Designed by Lonni Paul

Every second counts in a busy family like the Harts and the Kohler touchless faucet in the kitchen saves a whole lot of time. It really is the simple things. The Glass Prism chandelier over the island is from Restoration Hardware and the gorgeous backsplash is a Blue Celeste mosaic from Ann Sacks.

Belly Of The Beast
Designed by Lonni Paul

The white kitchen chairs and table from AllModern are a house favorite and it leads out to some much-needed outdoor space for the boys. The HD Buttercup pillows keep it cozy. With plenty of room to run around, everyone’s happy.

“The white marble style Silestone counters in the kitchen and big triple bi-fold doors that open to the front yard help the house feel larger than it is by bringing in lots of light making it bright and happy,” says Hart.

Patio Perfect
Designed by Lonni Paul

“Since we were living on the east coast and commuting for the show in LA we were anxious to get moved in. Finally when we did move in we still had contractors practically living with us as we tried to complete this project. I was shooting Melissa and Joey on weekdays and the Walmart commercials on weekends plus Mark and I started a new company of boys

Pick Your Path
Designed by Lonni Paul

“Mark and I have our biggest fights ever over décor. But when we finally find something we agree on, we love it! He likes very masculine styles like big leather chairs and dark woods and I look more for comfort. Lonni is a great mediator!”

Kids Cool
Designed by Lonni Paul

Hart excitedly tells us, “One of my favorite features is the kids bathroom with the awesome colorful Silestone shower and countertop that Lonni custom designed. I also love the faucets and the hands-free toilet, all from Kohler.”

Baby Blue
Designed by Lonni Paul

The bold blues sparked with fireman red swirl together in perfect harmony in the boys’ room. A good find with the Wave Dhurrie rug from Serena And Lily and repurposed personal items to make the space feel cool.

Jungle Fever
Designed by Lonni Paul

The jungle theme makes the extra room feel accessible and approachable while still exuding style. The wallcovering is from Phillip Jeffries, the curtains are from Duralee, and the bedding is all from Serena And Lily.

Master Of Disguise
Designed by Lonni Paul

Hart’s best tip for designing your own home? “Having the laundry room on the upstairs level is big help for busy families. We moved the laundry from the garage into some extra closet space that we reworked a bit in the redesign.” The Williamsburg Panel bed from AllModern, Calvin Klein rug (from AllModern), and Phillip Jeffries wallcovering feel warm and inviting, just like they were aiming for.

Big Wins
Designed by Lonni Paul

Everyone has their own way of designing a space. The Harts started with the big pieces and worked their way backward from there. “The tile on the fireplace in the master was a big win too. It’s from Ann Sacks and it looks like quartz crystal which really became the center

Front And Center
Designed by Lonni Paul

It’s always good to have a private space to work. In this case, the Kyla Writing Desk from AllModern makes a front and center appearance in the master bedroom.

Tidy Time
Designed by Lonni Paul

“We love the new closet entrance off our master bathroom but we regret not putting a pocket door in it since I’m not the best at folding, or keeping my things tidy in my closet.”

Bathing Beauties
Designed by Lonni Paul

Fun story about the Hart’s new home project? “We got very excited when we decided to get rid of the bathtub in the master and add a huge shower with multiple shower heads including a rain shower. With the Kohler remote control, we can set our temperature (I like very hot showers and Mark prefers more lukewarm). Now we don’t have to wait for the other one to take a shower if we are rushing out to work or heading out on date night.” The whole house remodel is a win-win for everyone!

 

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