Sky Lanigan Studios

pegboard with mugs // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan

Casa Nueva

Oakland, CA

Our own home is always in flux. This is my laboratory for trying out relationships between materials, colors, textures & shapes. Jen and I love testing juxtapositions of old and new and the ongoing conversation between historical forms and an abstract modern vocabulary.



Our Mission style 1926 house vibes well with my retro modernist instincts in its blocky forms, flat roof and minimal ornamentation. I have tried to emphasize & reinterpret it’s rough geometric language, strategically peeling back lathe and plaster to reveal the original rough-cut local Doug Fir framing, used to support floating cabinets and delineate space in a contemporary open floor plan. Our finish materials are a joyful mix of high and low – beautiful stone offcuts, re-purposed objects, simple and cheap plywood & pegboard, vibrant colors; and always changing, like a built sketchbook, as we sculpt the space around our evolving family life.



Photos by Ray Lewis.

Materials & Features

  • Exposed wood framing
  • High gloss painted floor
  • Pegboard
  • Plaster
  • Handmade furniture
  • Slot skylight
  • Custom lighting

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