Erinn Valencich is a sought-after designer who’s worked for Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jaime Pressly and Antonio Saboto Jr. She’s done prop styling for Target and she is one of the most popular designers on HGTV’s Designers’ Portfolio. In this week’s tour, Erinn guides us through a beach house in Los Angeles’ Venice district. Her clients live in Denver but wanted a place to relax near the husband’s Southern California office. They bought this house and chose Erinn to decorate it from top to bottom.
Erinn says, “This Craftsman home was a bit outdated and didn’t suit the new owners. They wanted something more glamorous and unique, which displayed their passion for Asian art. My client fell in love with this wallpaper, which has a flocked pattern evoking a feeling of vintage Asian hand-painted silk fabrics. With this as our inspiration, I worked to create a boudoir with lots of texture and a little shimmer. The floral wallpaper was the inspiration for this room.”
With the wallpaper as our inspiration, the color palette was easy to choose. The background of the paper was a muted metallic with a hint of green. For an accent we chose my client’s favorite color, light aqua, which I found paired in a Manual Canovas fabric that made the cut for the bedding. Creating a boudoir feel is all about the fabrics: Choose soft, touchable materials. For the Tommi Parzinger bench at the foot of the bed, I chose aqua velvet.
The living room is a bright sunny room. The grass-cloth wallpaper adds texture and warmth to the walls. The fireplace mantle was replaced with a bookcase mantle as the original was a small, narrow and dark Craftsman-looking piece.
The kitchen was remodeled before the owners bought the home. We added the red barstools for a fun punch of color.
The master bathroom is a clean, elegant spa-like retreat. The dark cabinetry is a nice accent against the white tile.
This area of the hallway was empty when the owners bought the house. It was the perfect area for a window bench. Not only does it increase storage, but it’s an inviting retreat on the second floor landing.