Visit a Modern Country Home

Visit a Modern Country Home

Using a designer found on Houzz, a California couple adds square footage and creates welcoming, hardworking spaces.

Cindy Souza didn’t feel like her home reflected herself anymore. She and her husband, David, built the house on 20 acres in Atwater, California, in the 1990s. The architecture leaned somewhat contemporary, but over the years the couple, who farm 500 acres of almonds and 700 acres of sweet potatoes, tried to make the home a little more country. That resulted in layers of outdated colors and an overall heavy style that Cindy grew tired of. “It wasn’t me anymore,” she says. “I didn’t want to bring friends over. It wasn’t comfortable.”

Recent Project

Sunlit Splendor

This homeowner was the original builder of this custom home and was ready for an update. She craved a light and airy, contemporary yet soft look. We installed all-new windows in the kitchen, transom windows in the eating nook and new french door systems to let in the sunlight. An 800 pound custom quartz hood […]

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  • Wendy can really see the big picture and provide some excellent ideas on how to make the most of the space, while also creating a very comfortable, appealing environment. Gabe

  • Wendy helped us plan and create our gorgeous kitchen. She is a wonderful designer with very good taste and listens to create exactly what you want. Thank you very much for all your help. We love our modern kitchen. Sepi

  • Wendy is a thoughtful and thorough designer. She has a great eye for color combinations and works well with the contractors bringing her ideas to completion. Wendy is a joy to work with. Bedrosians Modesto

  • We cannot express enough what a "GEM" Wendy is, a beautiful diamond, polished and prepared! She has a gift of engaging you, critically listening, observing, understanding your vision, opening her heart and ears to both of us! Jerry & Katherine Linder