We are thrilled to reveal the photos for ‘Cali Contemporary‘, an earthy and organic project, inspired by the California Casual style, but with an elevated, contemporary tone.

This project was recently published exclusively with The Identite Collective, so we are now able to share the photos! Here is an excerpt from the article from The Identite Collective, featuring project ‘Cali Contemporary‘:

“When a neighbor becomes your design client, the stakes are high. So high, in fact, that only a seasoned pro like Peggy Haddad could pull it off without breaking a sweat. As an e-designer based in Denver, Peggy has worked with clients all across the country, but this remodel just so happened to be much closer to home.

The scope of work included designing a modern high-contrast kitchen, all while keeping the general layout and original cabinetry intact. Statement lighting, brass accents, woven stools, and a black kitchen island transformed the space, working to convey the client’s sleek yet organic style vision.”

Organic Contemporary California Casual Kitchen by Peggy Haddad Interiors

We are all about statement lighting, and this kitchen is no exception. The oversized iron pendants, along with the rope, teak, and rattan counter stools are our favorite furniture and décor features. 

Before Photos

After, Photography by Kara DeYoung

Organic Contemporary California Casual Living Room by Peggy Haddad Interiors

For this project, one spouse loved the relaxed and organic ‘California Casual’ style, while the other preferred clean lines and contemporary pieces. Mixing their two style preferences was a fun challenge.

Organic Contemporary California Casual Kitchen and Dining by Peggy Haddad Interiors

The ‘California Casual’ style incorporates lots of texture, organic materials, warm woods, and vintage pieces. To help your budget, look for vintage inspired pieces, as vintage finds can be pricey. This rug, as an example, looks vintage, but has a much lower price point.

The living room layout was a pain point because of the sunroom doors in the back corner. The previous layout felt small and cramped, and my clients wanted to maximize seating as their primary entertaining space. By changing the layout, and pushing everything back, the room was able to handle two sofas nicely. 

Organic Contemporary California Casual Living Room by Peggy Haddad Interiors

We were thrilled to incorporate my clients’ authentic Hans Wegner Chairs. They also served as a great jumping-off point for the California Casual + Contemporary design.

My clients have a contemporary style, but they also wanted a laid-back, organic California vibe.


Also, our clients are huge dog lovers, so they wanted furniture and décor that could handle their lifestyle. The white sofa and counter stools have high-performance Crypton upholstery. We also wanted pet-friendly rugs for the living and dining room. Although the rugs have an authentic vintage feel, they are at a great price point and very durable!

For the kitchen remodel, everything was replaced except for the cabinets, which were painted. The island features a dramatic black color tone with quartzite countertops, and the slab we selected is simply stunning.

To see all our blog posts for project ‘Cali Contemporary’, including all sources, click here!

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Keep scrolling in the window above to see more pieces, including all the rug sizes! Click the ‘view collection’ button above to see every item in the collection (as some are not pictured)! 

Keep scrolling in the window above to see more pieces, including all the rug sizes! Click the ‘view collection’ button above to see every item in the collection (as some are not pictured)! To browse all Kader Boly art reproductions, click here.


Walls: White Dove by Benjamin Moore

Island Countertops: Silver Macaubas Quartzite, polished

Island Paint Color: Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams

Fireplace Paint Color: Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore

Perimeter Countertops: Absolute Black Supreme Granite, polished

Perimeter Paint Color: Custom, close to Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Sink and Faucet: Blanco

Appliances: Fisher Paykel, range and refrigerator

Dining Room Original Commissioned Artwork by Kelli Kroneberger

Living Room Artwork by Kader Boly: Reach out us at PHI Home to order this reproduced piece, we have multiple sizes available: info@peggyhaddadinteriors.com

Thank you to our wonderful clients for allowing us share their design and sources with our readers. If you have any questions about the rooms or any sources, leave a comment below!



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