The Sophisticated Laguna Beach House – A Journey into Luxury & Fun


Dive into luxury with Laguna Beach’s sophisticated house, where every corner reveals the enchanting charm of luxury and fun. Join us on a captivating journey through this coastal haven, where sophistication meets playfulness in perfect harmony.

Embark on a voyage into the lap of luxury as we unveil the allure of Laguna Beach’s fun house by AD100 interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer, where every nook and cranny whispers tales of luxury and charm. This coastal haven seamlessly weaves sophistication with a playful spirit, inviting you to explore the harmonious blend of elegance and amusement that defines this extraordinary retreat. This residence is a testament to her more-is-more philosophy, a bold attempt to match the expanse of the Pacific Ocean that serves as a breathtaking backdrop where every facet of the house is a canvas for Nussbaumer’s fearless creativity.

Step into the heart of luxury as we begin our journey in the living room of this charming, fun house in Laguna Beach. In this masterful creation, Nussbaumer’s design ethos, characterized by a fearless embrace of luxury, finds its true expression in every corner of this coastal retreat.

Where sophistication meets playfulness, Nussbaumer’s more-is-more approach unfolds with a vivid tapestry of elements. Originally a blank canvas, the space now boasts an intricate interplay of textures and patterns, from the unconventional furnishings to the rug. This great room, designed as a genuinely indoor-outdoor space, features a tray ceiling with deeper proportions, offset by curvaceous furnishings that counterbalance its blocky architecture.

This eclectic ensemble mirrors the designer’s defiance of the home’s 1980s contemporary architecture, turning it into a layered tour de force. The wallpaper and an ottoman add a layer of sophistication, upping the ante on pattern and visual intrigue. It’s a space where entertainment meets art, blending comfort and style to pursue a truly unique cinematic experience.

Living Room Symphony: Elegance Unveiled

Enter this living room, where a captivating blend of indoor opulence and outdoor allure in this Laguna Beach luxury fun house. Seamless transitions define this space, with one side extending graciously to a sunlit pool deck. At the same time, the other opens up to a terrace designed for convivial gatherings under the Californian sky.

The tray ceiling, marked by its substantial proportions, bestows a sense of grandeur upon the room, creating a sophisticated backdrop for the curated design. To counterbalance the inherent blockiness, Michelle Nussbaumer introduces an array of curvaceous furnishings that dance harmoniously with the architectural elements.

Amidst this curated ensemble, the rug takes center stage, a tapestry of patterns and textures that ground the entire room. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the rug is a visual anchor and adds warmth and comfort to the expansive space. Its interplay of colors and textures echoes the coastal charm of Laguna Beach, infusing the great room with a sense of laid-back luxury.

Family Room: A Whimsical Retreat for Gatherings

Moving to the family room, a captivating space beyond aesthetics establishes an artistic connection with the whole house. This dynamic interplay unfolds through a striking black-and-white mural, visually extending its story seamlessly across the adjoining walls.

A bold design narrative takes shape within the family room, where each element contributes to a captivating play of shapes and patterns. The tufty grid of the sofa and the striped upholstery of the Womb chair cleverly reference the blocky contemporary architecture of the home, forging a visual link between the furnishings and the surrounding structural elements.

Positioned alongside the Womb chair, whose striped upholstery introduces a rhythmic contrast, the rug becomes a unifying force, seamlessly blending softness and geometric precision

As we explore the nuances of this Laguna Beach funhouse, the family room is a testament to Michelle Nussbaumer’s ability to weave diverse elements into a harmonious composition.

Sophisticated Elegance: A Productivity Oasis

The office is a secluded haven within a separate structure where privacy meets elegance. Anchored by a distinguished 1940s desk source, this room exudes sophistication, providing a comfortable and dignified retreat.

The design narrative in the office unfolds with a mix of heirloom art pieces artfully arranged on a salon-style wall, creating a gallery-like atmosphere that stimulates creativity and focus. Each piece seems to have found its place with intention, adding layers of character to the room’s ambiance.

Beneath the office’s carefully selected furnishings lies a soft gray rug, a silent yet impactful element that ties the entire space together. Its texture and pattern become a canvas for the surrounding elements, including the handsome 1940s desk and the pair of 1980s chairs that add a playful touch with their thick stripe reminiscent of the big top.

The office stands out as a sanctuary of style and functionality, where every detail, down to the rug, plays a vital role in creating an inspiring and comfortable space in this sophisticated house.

Coastal Dreams: Personalized Havens of Comfort

Step into the primary bedroom, a sanctuary of comfort and design sophistication within this Laguna Beach sophisticated house. The room unfolds with a captivating interplay of shapes and textures, where every element seems to engage in a subtle dance of contrasting aesthetics.

At the heart of the room, the iconic Up chairs by Gaetano Pesce take center stage, challenging the space’s otherwise straight edges. Their bulbous form introduces a dynamic and playful element, creating a delightful contrast against the room’s more linear elements.

Contrasting with the notion of the Up chairs, the primary bedroom features a blocky tufted headboard, a bold piece that asserts itself against the room’s multidimensional flat surfaces. This juxtaposition of the rounded and the angular creates a visual tension, adding depth and intrigue to the overall design.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the rug anchors the space with its luxurious texture and thoughtfully chosen pattern. It serves as a foundation that harmonizes the contrasting elements in the room, from the playful bulbous form of the Up chairs by Gaetano Pesce to the assertive blocky tufted headboard.

Moving to the guest bedroom, the room is adorned with Art wallcovering, presenting an artistic interpretation of the hills of Tuscany. This creative choice of backdrop adds a touch of charm, offering a delightful contrast to the real-life view of the majestic Pacific Ocean that graces the space.


In the daughter’s bedroom, an azure wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries and a boldly lacquered ceiling create a serene aquatic ambiance, nodding to the ocean backdrop. Meanwhile, for the tween boys, Michelle Nussbaumer incorporates their fascination with graffiti by commissioning a custom-designed wallpaper from Dallas artist Kelly O’Neal, capturing the essence of their generation’s perspective.

Rugs in each bedroom play a pivotal role, grounding the spaces with textures that complement the overall design, turning these bedrooms into personalized retreats within the coastal haven.

Within the canvas of this seaside masterpiece envisioned by Michelle Nussbaumer, every room unfolds as a distinct chapter in a vibrant tale of design innovation. From the whimsical elegance gracing the living spaces to the personalized sanctuaries nestled in the bedrooms, each corner of this Laguna Beach luxury fun house reveals a unique blend of sophistication, playfulness, and a profound connection to its oceanfront surroundings.

We hope you enjoyed how Nussbaumer’s artful integrated textures, patterns, and meticulous details transform this residence into an enchanting retreat. We invite you to discover our Shaped Collection to complete your home style with sophistication and elegance.

January 26, 2024

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