Before & After: A Ranch-Style Home in San Jose Gets an Infusion of Caribbean Cool

To renovate the suburban California residence, interior designer Cathie Hong introduced a color palette that evokes the family’s tropical heritage.

The couple who bought this house in 2020 had been looking for a fixer-upper. "They have a keen sense of style," says interior designer Cathie Hong, knowing that they would put their stamp on whatever they bought. And what they bought was a 1961 ranch-style home in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, California, that needed some updates, making it the ideal backdrop for their aesthetic goals.

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