City Lifestyle

Want to start a publication?

Learn More

Featured Article

Home Remodel

Modernizing a Tuscan Style Home, While Maintaining its European Charm

Article by Design Shop Interiors

Photography by Stephanie Russo

Originally published in Folsom City Lifestyle

Astoria Place is one of Design Shop Interiors’ most recently completed projects.  Astoria Place was originally a Tuscan-inspired builder-grade home that DSI renovated using a mixture of contemporary and timeless elements with a nod to European details.  The furniture and decor are centered on relaxed sophistication, continuing the interior juxtaposition of traditional and modern with the furniture silhouette and material selections.

Lead Designer, Angie Edwards and DSI team completed renovation plans for this home in late 2018. "We were out to bid with builders when the onset of Covid paused the project. After a year, our clients, like many people during this time, took inventory of how they wanted to use their home, so we went back to the drawing board and started the design process all over again".  The homeowner's aesthetic leans more modern and streamlined than the architecture of this home could support, so they agreed to focus on a timeless and collected design while giving a place of prominence to modern art and unexpected details selected by their art-loving clients. 

Special attention was paid to the lighting fixtures throughout the home which made a major impact, as did the brass plumbing fixtures throughout the kitchen and bathrooms.  Custom cabinetry, limestone flooring, and textural materials throughout the house tied in the decor with the new architectural elements.  

The furnishings approach focused on layering earthy undertones and soft textures with accents of raw materials and natural finishes to complement the architectural finishes and European subtleties throughout.  "Our styling intention was to create harmony with and focus on the client’s love of art to hone a personal and collected space."

Edwards was grateful to work with the entire team at Design Shop Interiors and The Shop for the intentional collaboration it took to make this project a reality.  A favorite DSI hashtag is #teamworkmakesthedreamwork, and it’s as apparent as ever at Astoria Place. You can scroll the entire project and learn more about DSI and The Shop at

Lead Designer - Angie Edwards for Design Shop Interiors                     

Builder - Landmark Builders                                                                     

Styling - Design Shop Interiors and The Shop by Design Shop

The team spent about four years perfecting the design and completion of this project; weeks styling it; and multiple days photographing the five beds, seven bathrooms, and nearly 10,000 square feet designed.

Businesses featured in this article