When a TV producer and her comedy writer husband approached Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors, they wanted her to transform their Mt. Washington home in LA into a clutter-free Scandinavian style apartment. Committed to the idea of keeping it simple, in spite of their very busy lifestyles, they emphasized that they wanted a look that was clean, airy and happy.
Lucie totally transformed their home — replacing the floors, redoing the fireplace with beautiful geometric white tile by Ann Sacks, and coming up with a whole new decorating scheme. One of Lucie’s favorite finds is the Costura Sofa by Jon Gasca at DWR. “He explained to me the years of development and work it took to arrive at this piece,” she said. “I love that it has clean lines but is also incredibly comfortable with its generous seat depth and soft fabric.” Another standout moment is the hanging coat rack in the entryway. “I love the simplicity of this design, the playfulness of it, and the movement that happens when you hang a coat or a purse on it,” she explained.
Each item was selected meticulously — the homeowners wanted quality over quantity. The vintage dining chairs reupholstered in a light blue outdoor fabric bring in a touch of history and warmth to the space. Within all of the Scandinavian and mid-century foundational pieces, we love the few instances of Americana decor. The needlepoint dog pillow and artwork were items that the couple started out with. The handwoven rug in the kitchen brings in a dose of classic American mid-century style to an otherwise all white and modern area. “To me, the restraint is what makes this place so special,” Lucie shared. “Everything we selected was meaningful and beautiful and it shows! Hip and happy.”