I am usually attracted to traditional style homes, however when contemporary blends with traditional and a touch of rustic is added, I am smitten!


The exterior architecture of this Californian home has clean, contemporary lines, inside however, designer Jodi Fleming has a fresh take on contemporary beach style. Combining traditional furniture with contemporary pieces, and adding touches of rustic wood, Jodi has created a relaxed feel that must surely make the owners of this beach home, feel they are permanently on holiday.

Above: Black lines against white plaster for a contemporary minimalist look
Above: The kitchen mixes the traditional look of panelled joinery with the straight lines of the sleek granite bench top and its waterfall sides. The suspension lights add a further contemporary touch
Above: Jodi mixes old with new using a modern pendant light over a rustic dining table (see image 1). The loose covered chairs help create a comfortable and relaxed area in which to dine

Above: Contemporary art can work in all styles of interiors

Above: Traditional style furniture has a slightly contemporary feel when given a dark grey/brown stain and adds a masculine feel

Above: A contemporary bathroom vanity built around a more traditional style window

As well as interior design, Jodi’s company covers building concept to construction and renovation, her website can be found at Jodi Fleming Design.