Modern Country Living in Santa Clara

We’re headed to the west coast today to tour a beautiful Santa Clara home that shows what modern country living looks like. A brick fireplace, warm wood floors and ceiling beams, enhance the uncluttered rooms throughout the house.

Modern Country Living Room with Brick Fireplace and Wood Ceiling BeamsPhoto by SHM Architects


The entryway features a beautiful brick floor, custom cabinetry, and a really cute pup ready to go for a walk!

Entryway with Brick Floor and Wooden StaircasePhoto by SHM Architects


Here’s another view of the living room (and the cute puppy) that shows a butler’s pantry to the right and the kitchen to the left. 

Modern Country Living Room with Built-Ins and Wood FlooringPhoto by SHM Architects


The Santa Clara kitchen is white and sleek with elements of modern country style like the subway tile and warm wood flooring.

White and Sleek Modern Country Living KitchenPhoto by SHM Architects


The butler’s pantry features custom cabinetry in classic blue – which happens to be Pantone’s color of the year for 2020. More on that in a future post!

Butler's Pantry with Classic Blue Custom Cabinetry


A sunny and charming breakfast nook enjoys a bank of windows and a banquette for seating. Just yesterday I shared breakfast nooks with round dining tables.

Farmhouse Style Breakfast Nook for Modern Country LivingPhoto by SHM Architects


Rustic wood beams are used in the master bedroom at the peak of the vaulted ceiling and above the expansive window. Clean lines and uncluttered rooms create a modern country living vibe throughout the pretty Santa Monica home.

Master Bedroom with Vaulted Wood Ceiling and Wood FloorsPhoto by SHM Architects


A screened in porch provides extra dining space with a large farmhouse table. A colorful, geometric-patterned rug atop the brick floor provides an unexpected and fun touch.

Farmhouse Style Screened In Porch with Colorful RugPhoto by SHM Architects


Large outdoor living spaces allow the homeowners to take full advantage of the balmy, Santa Clara weather.

Brick Patio with Modern Country FurniturePhoto by SHM Architects


Of course, I love the large container water garden on the pea gravel patio. It reminds me of my garden pond that looks a little barren now that the plants have died or gone into dormancy.

California Pea Gravel Patio with Container Water GardenPhoto by SHM Architects

You can see more photos of this Santa Clara house that features modern country living over at Houzz. The architect for this project is SHM Architects.

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Light and Colorful Home in Santa Ynez

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  1. Really do love this home. Simple and clean surfaces and decor. However, I find that this isn’t the only look that I love. It seems that nearly every home you feature, I would happily live in. I guess I don’t have just one “favorite” when it comes to architecture or decor.

  2. I used to get your blog in my email and about 9 months ago I stopped getting your blog. I have tried several times to reconnect because I find your blog enjoyable and your home beautiful, but I have an no success reconnecting. Please add me back to your blog. Thank you.

  3. Loving the sofas in the living room and wondering where I could get information on them? Also for the gray Adirondack chairs on the patio? Thanks, Deb