make it yours: chris and stephen harris-smith

Chris and Stephen Harris-Smith live in this lovely California home designed by Joseph Eichler, well known for his open and spacious modern home designs built between 1950 and 1974 in Northern California. Chris and Stephen need only slide open their glass front door to enter the beautiful open atrium (my dream home has one of these!). Their use of river rock flooring throughout the interior continues to bring the outdoors inside. Chris and Stephen filled their entire home with an eclectic mix of patterns, artwork and colors. The oranges, blues and greens give off a retro vibe, and the playful decorations make the home seem so inviting. This could be one of the most creative, fun and unique sneak peeks I’ve seen on Design*Sponge! — Lauren

Palette 1 (Living Room)
A. Bright Yellow (Benjamin Moore), PMS 106; B. Startling Orange (Behr), PMS 165; C. *Actual Wall Color: Wasabi (Benjamin Moore), PMS 232; D. Florida Gold (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 1485; E. Reverie (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 7474

Roundup 1 (Living Room)
1. Starburst Mirror, $199; 2. Inhabit Giggle in Sunshine Pillow, $60; 3. Inhabit Plinko in Sunshine Pillow, $60; 4. Fornasetti Porcelain Wall Plate, $166; 5. Round Pintuck Pillow, $32; 6. Thomas Paul Mod Mex Sun Pillow, $80

The second roundup continues after the jump . . .

Palette 2 (Kitchen)
A. Pearl White (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 427; B. Blue Vault (Valspar), PMS 278; C. Wet Coral (Behr), PMS 1645; D. Sun Ray (Behr), PMS 1235; E. Daisy (Sherwin-Williams), PMS 127

Roundup 2 (Kitchen)
1. Alexander Girard Sun Print, $95; 2. Kalorik Tangerine Toaster, $25; 3. Orla Kiely Mug, $15; 4. Green Pear Cookie Jar, $27; 5. Rattan Ball, $100

  1. rebecca says:

    This is such a fun colour filled home! Its my dream to one day have such a mound of cushions!x

  2. Mihaela says:

    Funky colours, but what I’d really like to know is how they created the photo collage in the first photo…

  3. Rachel Tatem says:

    What a fun amount of color!

  4. honeybeemama says:

    i agree mihaela! the photo collage looks a little like an iphone pic collage my fiance has described to me that he wants to create for our entryway. how were those attached to the wall?

  5. Lauren says:

    colourful and gorgeous

  6. Love the Starburst mirror – but here it is at a much lower price!

  7. LA says:

    I too want to know more about the photo collage…

  8. chris harris-smith says:

    Hey all, quite a surprise to find our home on Design Sponge again, thank you for the nice comments. Here’s a link to Lomography Photo Clips for creating the photo wall collage (by the by, it is Stephen’s work):


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