Step inside this ranch-style Californian house

Like to see inside other peoples' homes? Check out Housetohome's house tours, from houses abroad to London apartments, get decorating ideas from real people's homes. Here, we take a look inside a ranch-style house in California

A striking feature wall adds a sense of elegance to the room, and the velvet chairs exaggerate the decadent look. The living room has a more grown-up seating area around the white brick fireplace.

1/7 Living room

living room with white wall designed sofa and cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Bradbury)

The armchairs and sofa are by Pal + Smith. Find similar wallpaper at Cole & Son

2/7 Kitchen

kitchen with white wall black counter and white cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Bradbury)

Open shelving gives this kitchen a utilitarian feel. Bright white utensils and crockery make a statement in this airy, uncluttered space.

For similar units, try Howdens Joinery.

3/7 Modern dining room

dining room with white wall glass door and dinning table with chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Bradbury)

A bold patterned rug and bright linen drapes give the room an eclectic feel. The 1940s chandelier creates a luxurious feel, and the mix of leather and wicker chairs make this a fun dining space.

The dining table and chairs are from Pal + Smith. Find similar faux zebra rugs at Graham and Green.

4/7 Home office

wooden stairs and painting on white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Bradbury)

A period-inspired table contrasts with the black modern shelving unit. The large artwork gives the room a tranquil feel, and the white walls allow light to bounce around this comfy home office.

Find a similar desk at Sweetpea & Willow. The stools are from Geoffrey Drayton.

5/7 Living room

living room with white wall sofa with green cushion and lady with guitar

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Bradbury)

Soft furnishings make this an ideal space to unwind. The chaise longue provides a relaxing place to put your feet up, and the vibrant cushions add a pop of colour to the mezzanine.

The chaise longues are by Pal + Smith, and the rug is by Unique Carpets.

6/7 Bathroom

bathroom white wall green chair grey tile flooring and glass door

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Bradbury)

The skylight brightens this opulent bathroom. To add a little drama, the white walls and marble floor tiles have been offset with a vibrant green chair.

The chair is from George Smith and the tiles from Pilkington's.

7/7 Bedroom

bedroom with white wall wall bed and white frame

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Dominic Bradbury)

Soft fabrics and the predominance of white create a calm atmosphere in the bedroom. The timber bed has an earthy feel, which complements the detailed artwork.

The bed is made of reclaimed Brazilian timber. The Ghost Runner artwork is from Meoli Studio.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.