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Neutral & Natural: Our Latest Design Project (And Everything You Need To Get The Look)


If you’re a regular reader (or have seen Bobby’s Home Office), you know by now that we’re big fans of neutral interiors and making a major impact with minimal color. So when it came to our latest design project – a neutral and natural space with bold accents – we felt right at home. 

Part of the Sandalwood community by Pardee Homes, this model home in Las Vegas takes a simple color scheme of black & white and injects it with lots of personality. From bold and graphic lighting, to streamlined furniture, to curated layers of textures and materials.

By utilizing clean lines, black metal, and strong linear shapes, we gave this home a modern edge to match the contemporary architecture. But to keep things from feeling too hard, we brought in warm wood tones, textured upholstery and natural elements for a bit of softness. This contrast helped us create a home that balances bold moments with simple and subtle details. And while we may have kept things neutral, this space is anything but just black & white.

To start things off, today we’re sharing the entry, kitchen, dining room and living room of this home. These rooms comprise the main spaces of the home, and all flow together in an open and inviting layout.

Keep scrolling to see all the images of these spaces (and shop all the pieces to bring this look home). And be sure to check out all the other spaces: The Primary Suite, Guest Bedrooms, and the Club Room & Outdoor Lounge.


If you want to see even more of our design work, check out Bobby’s Parents’ Home Makeover, Sunny Scandinavian: The Full Home Tour, Modern Boho: The Full Home Tour and Bold and Black: The Full Home Tour.




With a double-height ceiling, the entry sets the stage for the simple, but statement-making spaces in this home. We kept the space mostly clean and minimal, using a few larger-scale pieces to make an impression. A modern, sculptural light fixture, which delicately hangs over the space, provides curves to contrast with the strong linear lines of the door and windows. While a custom chevron pattern in the hardwood floor brings in interest and helps define the space. A large plant in a woven basket and black and white photography brings in the natural vibes.




Turning left from the entry, you make your way into the main living spaces of the home, where an open and inviting kitchen anchors the space. We decided to go dark and dramatic in this space, drawing in your eye and helping create an area of focus within the larger space. The cabinets feature a rich, espresso finish with simple stainless steel handles and a back counter and backsplash in an equally dark polished grey stone. A long horizontal window on the backsplash wall helps bring light into the space and breaks up the heaviness of the wall.  Above the sink, open shelving provides ample decorative storage, which is lit by a pair of modern Scout Sconces from Cedar & Moss. The oversized island features a bright white countertop, reflecting light and warming things up, while light wood counter stools are the perfect finishing touch.




As the main space for gathering, we wanted the living room to combine the best of both relaxed and refined elements. A pair of tailored sofas are just that- as pleasing to the eye as they are cozy and inviting. To fill the center of the room, we combined two Streamline Coffee Tables from West Elm to create one large table, providing lots of surface space, and contrast against the black linear rug. Structured leather lounge chairs mimic the architectural lines of the home, while wood accents, like a chunky side table, reinforce the organic feel. For continuity, we continued the same stone from the kitchen onto the fireplace surround, along with built-in shelves on each side. A large tone-on-tone textured white painting hangs about the fireplace, while the shelves are filled with graphic art, marble accessories, and pieces from nature. And to soften things up, while still reflecting the graphic quality of the space, the simple white custom draperies have a punchy black trim.  A mix of textured pillows and a throw, meanwhile, make relaxing a real treat. And for extra storage, we added a Bauer Bar Cabinet from Bobby’s line for A.R.T. in the corner of the space.



The Dining room, which is tucked into a corner with a wall of glass doors on one side and the hallway to the entry on the other, presented us with a unique design challenge. How do we provide plenty of seating while still keeping a good flow between spaces?  In order to maximize the footprint, we chose a square dining table that would easily seat 8. It’s central base and dark finish also help it create some visual weight in the space. More delicate dining chairs and a tubular chandelier avoid competing with the heftiness of the table. On the opposite wall, a wood sideboard provides storage, while keeping the walkway to the entry open, and a graphic triptych photograph and sculptural lamp add a sense of playfulness.



1. Clemente Pendant Light | 2. B&W Photograph Triptych | 3. Algarve Ceramic Table Lamp | 4. Faux Curling Willow Branch | 5. Lyons Sideboard | 6. Perry Square Dining Table | 7. CH88 Chair | 8. Extra Large Totem Vase


Well, what do you think? Let us know your favorite space in the comments below! And don’t forget to check back each day this week as we reveal the rest of this inspiring space!


  1. Aw, ya got me all excited: I thought this was a contest or something to have Bobby actually come to my home and design it!

    But I’ll get over it and keep watching/reading.

    Best wishes & cheers,

  2. I am purchasing the model 2 at Sandalwood 89138 largely based upon the outstanding staging. While I see most pieces I definitely don’t see all and want to purchase 95% of the dining room, living room, club. room and many pieces throughout the remainder of this home. Is there a list of the pieces in this home ? One piece I’m unable to find is the living room coffee table.
    I can be reached at: 725-735-5649 landline
    Or 781-308-4989 cell
    I am interested in purchasing all the pieces I want immediately.

    1. Congrats on your new home! That is so exciting and we’d love to help you furnish and get it all ready for you. Please reach out to from our design team who can give you some additional info on products and design services.