How we did the Hamptons in Studio City, we're published, and other updates
Updated: Mar 4, 2021
Our westbound clients are a young couple who relocated from NYC when their production company was purchased by an LA based firm. We immediately bonded over our love of the Hamptons and we agreed that their cool yet slightly cold, modern frame of a house must be warmed up and we would use a Hamptons style contemporary beach house as inspiration. Our mission was all about adding organic forms and warmth throughout. Shortly into our design process, they became pregnant - so we immediately jumped into doing a bold really fun nursery.
As soon as we finished their home, Covid hit and the couple left to rent a few homes in the Hamptons to ride out quarantine closer to their family as they just had their baby son. Once back they had an even greater appreciation for what we had done which felt great to hear. Their home feels incredibly comfortable, warm, and is a perfect place for them to raise their young son.
We are so proud of how we were able to significantly change was the mood and energy of the entire home. Adding softness at every opportunity, organic elements like hand made vases and the teak bench, as well as nature inspired tones took that modern harsh edge off successfully. We are all in love with the nursery design where we went BOLD with ochre accents driven by the playful House of Hackney wallpaper and the Armadillo rug. It’s FUN and unexpected - not your typical pastel hued nursery and we love it.
A recent update is that they are searching for a Hamptons summer home that we can design together - you know we are beyond excited at that potential opportunity!
ENJOY the slide show below. Photography by the exceptionally talented Noah Webb.
Oh and this project was recently featured in California Home and Design - one of our favorite sources of design inspiration.
Published! 150 Best of the Best Apartment Ideas
Being married to a writer who's published a handful of NY Times Best Selling books, it feels especially good to have something in print as well. The French author and editor Francesc Zamora reached out to us a year or so ago about adding our West Hollywood pied-a-terre renovation to his upcoming book 150 Best of the Best Apartment Ideas. Published by Harper Collins, this book has many useful ideas including before and after floor plans. A wonderful resource full of great ideas, including the way we transformed our project- see before and after photos and read more about it here. Photos by Annie Meisel.
Projects and the state of the Design Industry
Our studio continues to be busy with projects which is a great thing however, with extended lead times and so many unexpected delays for various reasons, projects are taking much longer to complete than usual. We have a Hancock Park beauty that we can't wait to share with you all that will be complete mid-April and we started working on it this past August. We will also be sharing a very special project up in Los Olivos that will make you want to move to the country and never come back. Last but certainly not least, we custom designed essentially a speak easy for our Windsor Square clients who knew that a home bar + lounge would be something they would use versus a pretty formal living room. We will be sharing all of these special projects soon enough.
If you have a project that you'd like to discuss please reach out. We are currently taking clients on a waitlist basis as most design firms are doing these days.
Thank you for looking and reading. Until next time!
Lucie + the team at 22 Interiors