Peachy the Magazine June July 2014 - Page 31

INTERIORS Soul Surfing Alex sketched the floor plan on a napkin for the dream home he wanted to create. The couple had been living in a one-story bungalow he had owned prior to the marriage. Once the architect drew the plans from Alex’s inspiration, the couple and designer continued to collaborate to tweak the footprint and building materials to take it to the next level—including the windows, doors, a vaulted ceiling, concrete columns with metal details and stained wood beams. The house was built for a deeply thoughtful, yet casual, growing family that loved to entertain. Alex and Monica moved in 2008 after the birth of their first son, Max. Two years later their second child, Maya, was born. Today, the family of four, along with their beloved cat, lives in every room of the house. This includes the outdoor rooms where they spend countless hours on the porch sofa and swing, custom designed by Cortney with local craftsman Matt Decell. Cortney possesses a unique ability to tailor designs around a single piece of inspiration whether it is a work of art, piece of furniture, or textile. Her trained eye enables her to pair modern accents with timeless pieces evident in every interior of this home. JUNE JULY 2014 29