When dealing with the home of an interior designer, the bar gets set a bit higher. When dealing with the 70s ranch-style Tiburon home of Caitlin Moran, charming is an understatement. While appreciating the originality of the home, Moran undertook a full renovation of the interior bedrooms, kitchen and three bathrooms in order to accommodate her growing family.
Inspired by her love of patterns and prints, Moran used textiles as the foundation for exploring her creativity. “The white allowed me to turn up the volume with patterns and colors fairly easily,” says Moran. This, coupled with her use of fresh white paint throughout, provides a pristine platform to shed light on her ever- growing collection of vintage finds.
The heart of the home is an open living area and kitchen that leads directly to the backyard, serving as the family’s headquarters from day to night. Moran echoed the warm Marin earth tones from the surrounding outdoors in the deep sea-green Heath Ceramics subway tile backsplash, which contrasts against custom bleached oak cabinets.
This subtle selection of finishes, combined with stainless steel appliances and Cisco Home glass fixtures, create an anchor to the inviting dining area. Known for hosting dinner parties, Moran has a large rectangular dining table that moonlights as a showcase for art projects, work stations and countless conversations.