A family of 3 living in Costa Mesa, California. Lana is a VP of sales and marketing at one of the largest gaming firms in the country. Her job requires her to travel every week to and from San Francisco. Richard owns and operates property in and outside of Southern California. Their son Stone is an elementary student and loves to surf and skate. Each member of the family has a busy schedule, to say the least.
During our initial design work session, I quickly realized it was a He vs. She vibe. They both knew what types of style they liked and expressed how they wanted to feel in their space. They wanted the room to exude character, color, and richness. But most importantly casual and lived in. This wonderful couple had a passion for music. He loves the Grateful Dead and she loves rock and roll. She loved high fashion, he loved traditional. It was a ying-yang style match made in heaven.Going into this project I knew it was imperative that I stay authentic to each of their styles. I used the art of mixing and balance to get it right. There where pieces that spoke to each of them individually and other items that spoke to both of them. When it was all pulled together. The living room conveyed each of their stories.
How each item was procured:
Custom made pieces: Leather mid-century modern sofa, Upholstered white sofa, Shelving unit and bench, pillows and an original art piece of Jerry Garcia.
Purchased directly from manufacturers: Chairs, Rug, and the rest of the art.
Found: Coffee table (score!) Décor: pulled from local retailers and designer trade only showroom