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Houzz Tour: Midcentury Meets Mediterranean in California

For many of us, personal style is not a one-note thing. It wasn’t for this couple, who love both classic Mediterranean style and a midcentury modern aesthetic. However, when they purchased a traditional Mediterranean home in Mountain View, California, they were having problems making their chosen styles jibe. They hired designer Melina Copass to help them reconcile the looks in the new home they share with their twins.
The new black range is now surrounded by countertops, and above it is a bit of family nostalgia.

“The clients wanted to have something personal there, so we designed a stainless steel niche where they display photos printed on wipeable canvas,” says Copass. “They can switch it out when they want.”

One of the clients sums up the project this way: “We told Melina that when people enter our home, we want them to feel comfortable, surrounded by warmth and, in a few places, to say out loud, ‘Wow’ — and that’s exactly the home we have now.”