Doctors Rakesh and Swapna Parikh wanted their home—a beautiful but admittedly dated Tuscan-style house—to feel more like home. A modern dwelling that enveloped them in the vibrant hues and beloved rituals of India. Laura Neuman of PepperJack Interiors in Loomis was instantly attracted to project, because of both the bold design opportunities and the Parikh family’s apparent sincerity and engagement in the process. “The family loves color and modern design,” she says. “They didn’t even flinch when I suggested painting the dining room black in order to make their bright–orange patchwork dining chairs pop.” Other pops include a “turmeric yellow” ceiling adjacent to the bar (and, well, the bar itself) and backlit jali-style woodwork majestically set before a hot–pink wall. By contrast, the stark simplicity of the kitchen serves as a bit of a palate cleanser, with the ceiling-flush cooking vent allowing for optimal openness.
Home to: Rakesh and Swapna Parikh, their two daughters and two dogs
Stats: 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths
Neighborhood: Silverwood, Granite Bay