Here’s a fun fact about this Clovis, California Craftsman-style home: it was built by the town’s first mayor in 1912! It’s nestled in Old Town, which is known for its antiques stores, charming homes, and historical buildings. “We wanted to make sure this bunk room felt like it always belonged in this house, but also give a modern touch,” says interior designer Hayley Chavez of HLC Studio.

“The current homeowners are incredibly involved in the community and strive to keep the historical

buildings preserved, while bringing in an elevated new feel,” she explains.  They wanted the designer to add a bunk room that would offer plenty of space for guests, but most importantly feel charming and inviting—just like the town. 

Hayley drew up a design concept that would meld the classic Craftsman architecture with her signature European-inspired aesthetic. “The original room was just an empty guest room with carpet covering the beautiful original wood floors and a heavy wallpaper,” she recalls. “We removed both to lighten the space, added paneling for character, and added the built-in bunks.” There are hidden trundle beds under each, doubling the functionality of the room. For paint, she darkened the millwork with Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black and brightened the walls with Snowbound. 

 “One of my favorite details is the cubbies in the bunks,” Hayley says. “They are deep enough to store robes and towels, charging area, and welcome gifts for guests!” She also brought in a vintage desk with a marble top, and for art, framed a piece of the original wallpaper. Her clever design plan highlights the home’s history while celebrating the present (and future!) of Old Town Clovis. 

Now, the home’s history is still top of mind while celebrating the present of Old Town Clovis.