Designed by Alexandra Rae of Alexandra Rae Interior Design, this California new build exudes warmth and charm through layers of antique furnishings, period materials, vibrant colors, and details reminiscent of days past. “The homeowners wanted it to feel like an old farmstead that had been built over time,” Rae told Cottages & Gardens. “We imagined it would have started with a small cottage and a porch, and grown with the needs of the next generations.” Structural details such as ceiling beams and archways were added, and antiques furnishings were updated using fresh fabrics. The end result is an elegant home that is also very livable. Let’s take a look inside!