We all know the saying: Good things come to those who wait. In the wild world of real estate, it rings especially true. This home is on a coveted flat lot in San Carlos, California and boasts 270-degree views of the East Bay and the hills toward the Pacific Ocean. “One of the owners grew up nearby and always had eyes for this particular street,” designer Kendra Nash shares. 

Once they purchased their dream property, a 21-month remodel began. “The husband, a local of San Carlos, and the wife, an East Bay native wanted to make sure they made this their forever home. For the couple and their three young daughters, their goal was to have a space where they could entertain family and friends with ease, grow into the space even as the girls grow to be teenagers, and mostly for the space to reflect their personalities…fun, colorful, vibrant, comfortable, and eclectic without feeling too busy.”

Kendra’s firm, Nash Design Group, was on the project from start to finish. “We worked closely with the architect, contractor, and landscape designer to select materials that would reflect the story of the home,” she shares. “We made sure everything would withstand the test of time when it came to wear and tear but also had enough interest that felt playful, yet timeless.”

Throughout the space, pattern plays a big part in the cohesion of the design—allowing each room to have a unique design “personality” yet flow together. Whether it’s the custom millwork, bold wallpaper, or unique tiles, each room is packed with personality, and though bold choices are peppered throughout, Kendra carefully chose timeless hues and furnishings that don’t feel too trendy. [Editor’s Note: She tells us about each selection in the slideshow!] 

Heading outside, you’ll see California living at its finest and understand that two years was well worth it in the end. “The incredible backyard is complete with a pool and a covered patio with fireplace, TV, and lounging space,” Kendra says. “This is the perfect entertaining, family-friendly home that they plan to grow with.”