I consider Thom York singing ‘Everything in Its Right Place’ once I take a look at Greg and Christy Billock’s Los Angeles house. All the items, from the midcentury décor to the Spanish-style bones of the Thirties three-bedroom home, complement each other. Poring over the area is a meditation. The darkish woods evoke knowledge from the timber, and the wealthy metals a grounded vibe. All the whereas textured tiles and ceramics elicit a way of calm. It’s a spot the place artwork, intention, and consolation collide—which all comes from the expertise of Kirsten Blazek.
The artistic director behind multifaceted design agency A1000xBetter, Blazek approached the Billock’s house in the identical vein she does all her tasks: by trying on the nuance and layers of the life that may unfold there. Creatives and avid cooks who like to host, the Billocks reside right here with their two kids. To help how they inhabit the area, Blazek—who labored with designer Patrick Maziarski on the venture—employed her expertise in artwork and colour idea in each design alternative.
The particulars are eclectic and bohemian. Blazek additionally merged the kitchen and eating areas, permitting for a larger expanse to gather, cook, and eat. (And, of course, for the sunny Los Angeles light to drench every corner.) A large dining table custom designed by A1000XBetter provides an anchor for all of it to come together.
The result is more than a stunning scene. It’s a feeling. And it’s a place filled with unexpected details, like the regal Heath ceramics backsplash in the kitchen. This added “visual interest to the long back wall of the kitchen,” says Billock. It also complements the swaths of open shelving that hold greenery and Christy’s ceramic works.
Greg and Christy Billock inhabit a home of intention and warmth. Everything is in its right place—which is why I couldn’t wait to ask Blazerk for the details on how she accomplished the look. Let’s get started.
Step Inside the Los Angeles Home of Greg and Christy Billock
What first stood out to you as you launched into designing the Billock’s house?
The householders had a variety of nice items of furnishings, lovely art work, and textiles and we have been in a position to incorporate all of their current items. We love mixing kinds. The eating desk is Craftsman in its origins, however suits in seamlessly with the opposite design parts within the Spanish meets Mid-Century kitchen and library.
What is a piece of decorating advice for us to steal?
Don’t be afraid to mix styles! We don’t like to do anything that is too referential, and we love to bring in an eclectic mix of furniture, art, and decor. We believe that if items are innately great, then they can all work well together and not look out of place.
What role color Does Color Play in your work?
Color is hugely important to me when I design a space. I am always very conscious of creating a cohesive color story from room to room. The nuances in color are also fascinating to me and I put a lot of emphasis on finding exactly the right shade and saturation of each color that we are selecting.
Do you have a favorite design feature or room?
I love the whole back wall of the kitchen. We installed new, larger custom windows to increase the natural light and incorporated open shelving into the design. The Heath tile was the perfect choice to add both texture and an extra layer of visual interest to this long wall while remaining neutral in color.