Clean lines, earthy textures and a refreshing palette converge at a brand-new Arcadia Ranch home by Urban Renewal.
“This family room was meant to feel easygoing and elegant, and the curved sofa was the perfect cherry on top,” says Urban Revival designer Emily Yeates of the Arcadia project she designed in collaboration with Rebuild The Block. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
For most people, 2020 was the year the world stood still. But for those working in the home industry, like interior designer Emily Yeates of Urban Revival, it was business as usual—times 10. After being contacted by local developers Adam and Krista Hizme, who were working with contractor and builder Rebuild The Block on a ranch-style spec home in Arcadia Proper, Yeates joined the team as the interior design partner.
The light and airy primary bedroom is an oasis of calm, with a sculptural bed from Four Hands and a sofa and rug from CB2 taking center stage. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
“They didn’t want the fact that it was an investment property to dictate the design palette and had no problem spending extra money making sure the potential buyer saw the value,” says Yeates, who had worked with Rebuild The Block on more than a dozen homes. Translation: This was going to be more than a simple white box. Yeates looked to the surrounding area’s ranch homes for inspiration, using clean lines, earthy tones and interesting textures for the interiors.
While it started as a spec home, buyers stepped in before the project was completed. “It was so exciting having a family step into ownership midproject, allowing us to finish every last square inch to the home’s fullest potential,” Yeates explains. “The new family of all girls really wanted a feminine retreat that was cozy and fun. These girls had style and weren’t afraid to showcase it! This family’s vision for the home lined up so well with our unique point of view,” she continues. “We wanted every piece we brought in the front door to be absolutely delightful with either unique shapes, interesting lines, luxurious to the touch or [to have] an unexpected spin.”
One of the daughters requested a beachy bedroom, and Yeates delivered a unique take on the idea via deep-blue Schumacher wallpaper and surfboard-inspired art from Etsy. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
Yeates and team traveled far and wide to find interesting objects for the home. “Almost every item is special in its own way,” she says. “Through the years, we’ve come to love and admire unique and quirky items that aren’t always the right fit for our clientele. But this project was the one that fully embraced all those items we’ve been keeping filed away under ‘Eye Candy.’” Starting in the entryway, a sculptural bench by Noir, placed underneath an abstract art piece from Wendover Art Group, sets a creative, serene tone. Leading into the open-plan family room, Tibetan sheepskin chairs from Interlude Home create a comforting, inviting vibe, and paired with the Made Goods coffee table and the curved sofa from Four Hands, the room is gracious, but without any airs. “This family room was meant to feel easygoing and elegant, and the curved sofa was the perfect cherry on top,” Yeates explains.
The bed is from Four Hands; far from an afterthought, the pantry is filled with functionality and character. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
Pierre Frey’s desert print wallpaper brings the powder room to life. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
Other highlights in the home include the stunning primary bathroom—an oasis of chic calm via soft blush tiles from Bedrosians, matte gold fixtures from Kohler, a Lulu and Georgia Moroccan rug and statement sconces from Hudson Valley Lighting. “The main bathroom turned out better than I even imagined,” says Yeates. “The variation in the tile is stunning juxtaposed against the sleek charcoal stone slabs.” Another favorite for Yeates is one of the daughters’ bedrooms. “We assured her we’d know exactly how to give her to cool California beach vibe without the chintzy souvenirs. We opted for a Venice beach-themed room using unique wall art and this deep-blue grass cloth wallpaper.” A powder room lined with Pierre Frey wallpaper in a desert theme and a laundry room stocked with green cabinetry and a herringbone tile floor are other standouts.
Soft shapes and textures bring warmth to the primary bathroom. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
The primary bathroom shower features soft blush tiles from Bedrosians and matte gold fixtures from Kohler. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
“It was an honor to be a part of this home from its early conception all the way through to putting the dishes in the cabinets,” says Yeates. “To be able to work with an incredible developer and contractor, all the way to the fun new homeowners, was such a pleasure. I will always look fondly upon this project.”
A whimsical, sculptural vase from Dig It Gardens in Phoenix displays graphic dried flowers from Bloomist. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
In the entryway, a bench from Noir and abstract artwork from Wendover set a serene scene. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
Tibetan sheepskin chairs from Interlude Home create a chic and cozy atmosphere in the family room. Photographed by Flourish Photography.
Emily Yeates, Urban Revival
Paul Crane, Accelerated Designs
Nathan Anderson, Rebuild The Block
Audrey Newlen, Bellflower Design
RESOURCES BEDROSIANS TILE & STONE
Primary bathroom tile
Daughter’s bedroom sofa and rug
Beds, family room sofa
HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING
Primary bathroom sconces
Family room chairs
Family room coffee table