Castano Residence, Thousand Oaks
This particular client wanted his empty living area to have a funky and hip vibe that reflected his personality and interests. He had already painted and put new flooring in, but he was not sure how to put the room together to have the level of comfort and coolness he was looking for. That’s where I came in. After getting to know him during our initial consultation, I knew that I wanted to feature his love of the outdoors, his global travels, and his passion for running. Using a mix of finishes, textures, styles and gem-toned colors against the existing gray neutrals allowed me to do this. The geometric patterned rug plays off of the large-scale blue zebra pattern on the chair, beautifully. The transitional lines of the emerald green velvet sofa compliment the more modern lines of the tan leather sofa, and both provide ample seating for guests. The petrified wood coffee table is both functional and sculptural, as is the walnut bookcase. Metal accent tables in different finishes add to the curated look of this room. A bar height table and chairs were added to the adjacent room not only to provide an extra eating area, but to also help tie the two parts of this open space together. Lastly, several of the client’s many race bibs and running medals were displayed art-gallery style all along the narrow hallway. This once empty living room is now alive with bold color and style that uniquely reflects this client’s personality.
Environmentally friendly materials used in this living area project include locally made goods, FSC-certified wood for custom side chair, bookcase and sofa frames, environmentally friendly foam in all upholstery, low-voc finishes, natural fiber rug and leather hides.