OC Ranch Remodel: Part One Photo Reveal
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OC Ranch Remodel: Part One Photo Reveal

Take a photo tour through this modern, coastal space!

Did you catch yesterday's webisode? We gave you a tour through our Orange County Ranch Remodel's entryway, sitting room, and dining room! Domino shared a little about the story of the home, so make sure to check that out! 

Our clients raised their family in this ranch-style home in Orange County. They love the location, but it was time for a big update. The goal was to create a relaxed and classic coastal look with lots of space for entertaining. 

Get caught up with the rest of this project by touring the kitchen and living room in part two's webisode and photo tour, and the guest suite in part three's webisode and blog post


The color was really dull and with one side of the home being stone, the exterior didn't feel balanced. 

Studio McGee BEFORE Exterior, Southern California Ranch-Style Home


One of the biggest changes to the exterior was the portico! Before it was very flat, and now we have a large, welcoming entrance with an amazing dutch door. We took out the one large window and replaced it with three taller windows spaced out. We carried the stone onto the other side to help the home feel balanced. 

Studio McGee Exterior, Ranch-style home in southern california


Orange County Ranch Remodel Dutch Door, Exterior Inspiration

Paint colors are Chantilly Lace and Cobblestone Path by Benjamin Moore.

Orange County Home Entry


The entryway is perfectly welcoming, with a classic coastal feel. It's full of statements! With a vaulted ceiling that spans throughout the whole space, we used natural wood beams that tie beautifully with the new hardwood flooring. All these natural tones are contrasted with the iron lantern on the ceiling. 

Vintage Rug | Natural Beams | Console Styling
Orange County Entry Studio McGee


Shea McGee Orange County Entry
Console Styling | Vertical Paneling

We've been dying to use this sideboard and we finally got the chance! The neutral tone contrasts with the brass hardware, and the legs are taller, which elevates the whole vignette. We're loving the natural moment created with the textured lamp and mirror with a bold vintage rug. 

Shop Garden Bells

Shop Michelia Sideboard


The space between the entry and dining room was large enough to create a sitting area! Our client wanted an intimate space that could be used for entertaining, and it's so great to have a space for overflow when hosting. To offset the vintage rug we started by using a natural one

Sitting Room Orange County Project

One of the major themes you'll see throughout the home is the bright and coastal feel of the space. It's what our client wanted, but we achieved this look without going too "theme-y." The direction really started to take shape when we pulled the textile schemes together. Intentionally avoiding a strict blue and white color palette of a typical "coastal" look, we mixed in warm textures, shades of green, and black accents.

Our Jensen Coffee Table is a go-to in our lighter spaces, and we topped it with a dark accent, the Denton Planter. A coffee table book is a must, and topped it with a darling magnifying glass and the coolest leather and stone paperweight

Orange County Studio McGee

The Hargett Bridge Arm Lamp is new to the shop, and it's just perfect for modern spaces! It's simple, but interesting to look at. 

Sitting Room Orange County
Woven Leather Stool | Sitting Room


We weren't able to fit in another lounge chair, so we used this beautiful woven stool as extra seating. It also made a really cute moment with the stacked art. 

Sitting Room | Natural Beams | Vertical Paneling
Custom Built-in Cabinet
Cabinet Styling




Dining Room Orange County

Not only did we change the orientation of the dining table, but we also moved the door from the back corner to before the dining room starts! Now, the kitchen is more accessible and the dining room space is more defined.

Dining Room | Natural Beams



Typically, you'd see either one large light fixture or a linear one that helps fill the long space of a dining table. Instead, we used two lights, which makes a beautiful statement. This one has a modern take on a traditional pendant that commands attention without stealing the show. 

Arch Door | Arched Doorway | Dining Room

Our client has the cutest tiny arched door to their wine cellar. We matched the wood tones to go with the floor, ceiling, and built-ins. 

Minimal Dining Room



If you look closely, you'll see the Lamarr mirror peeking out!! The coastal texture in its frame was just enough to bring this space to life while keeping with the natural colors and decor. Its hand-woven natural lampakanai rope is detailed with a beveled mirror and double hardwood frame. 


Show Comments
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  1. Beautiful! Just to clarify, is the interior paint color Simply White or Chantilly Lace? Yesterday’s post and today’s post each had a different one listed. Thank you!

  2. As always you have created another beautiful space πŸ™‚ I love the simplicity with the entry sideboard styling. Can you share where the 2 white vases are from or where I can find a similar pair?

  3. This is an absolutely gorgeous transformation! I love how you mixed all the different wood trim on the walls. I live in a home with textured walls. Is it possible to use wood trim on them? Thank you!

  4. Such a nice transformation! Impressive! I like the scale and style of the wood frame chair in your living area…can you tell me where you got it?

  5. Is the dining room cabinet a built-in? Custom or purchased? It looks very shallow. Lovely piece and great re-do! Thanks so much for sharing πŸ˜‰

  6. I love your style and watching the videos all the time and i see that for dining room you use light color tables and I really like that
    I have been looking for a dining table with bench for my family with three boys that would hold a long time do you have any recommendations?

  7. I love to see a ranch house made new! One question - are your return and vent covers custom? They look great! says:

    I love to see a ranch house made new! One question….. The return in the hallway and the other vent covers are beautiful! Are they custom, would you mind sharing the source? Thank you, love your work!

  8. I love to see a ranch house made new! One question - are your return and vent covers custom? They look great! says:

    I love to see a ranch house made new! One question….. The return in the hallway and the other vent covers are beautiful! Are they custom, would you mind sharing the source? Thank you, love your work!

  9. Could you share the size for the conical pendants over the dining table? Is the Small or Large from McGee & Co? Thank you, and lovely space!

  10. Can you tell me more about the stone on the walkway? Thank you!

  11. Beautiful. Is the rug used in the dinging room from McGee and co? If so what is the name.

  12. This renovation is gorgeous! Especially the new exterior. Is the wood flooring the same as the California Traditional home? Can you tell me what it is?


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