A Striking Contemporary Home For Former Punk Rockers

Designer Lucie Ayres Incorporates Methods From "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up"

A Striking Contemporary Home in Santa Monica | Interior Design by Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors | Photography by Amy Bartlam | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Glamorous Living Room | Bohemian Living Room | White Living Room | Lighting | Art | Seating
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Amy Bartlam
11/30/2016

For many of us, Marie Kondo’s New York Times Best Selling books, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy”, has been – well – life-changing. Her work has inspired us to simplify and declutter our lives and homes. This striking contemporary Santa Monica space is home to former punk rockers who were also greatly inspired by Marie’s methods. The family of four wanted their home to reflect their eclectic personalities and a clean, simplistic aesthetic, so they enlisted designer Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors who is known for her originality and collaboration.

“This project really came to life because of the creativity and discerning eye of our clients. The mantra we had to abide by was simple – is it beautiful and does it make the room feel light? We carefully curated every object in every room. The client is a big fan of Marie Kondo (a Japanese organizing consultant and author) so we Kondo-’ed it up.”

Even while honoring the KonMari method, Lucie was able to convince the clients to showcase a few unique and striking art pieces and accessories that give the home its shining personality.

Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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Amy Bartlam

“The entry console and mirror are both from Made Goods.”

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Bright yellow sconces add a modern touch to the classic fireplace while family heirloom art grounds it in history.

A Striking Contemporary Home in Santa Monica | Interior Design by Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors | Photography by Amy Bartlam | Modern Sanctuary | Living Room | Glamorous Living Room | Bohemian Living Room | White Living Room | Lighting | Window Treatment | Seating
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“We replaced shutters throughout all the common rooms with cotton linen drapes hung on modern iron rods.”

Window treatments: Galaxy | Muriel Chandelier:  Oly Studio | Paint: Farrow & Ball All White

Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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Custom 22 INTERIORS reversible pillows (“linen on one side, the yummiest French velvet on the other“) add softness and warmth to the neutral living room palette.

Art photography: Christy Schnabel.

Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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“The Anziano dining chair by Donghia is delightful in white ivory or in saddle leather, it’s black wire legs give it a gorgeous profile. The Sea Urchin pendant by Coup Studio gives the room a natural organic moment it needs.”

Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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Amy Bartlam

The Bossons plaster heads are family heirlooms.

Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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“The Antica stool by Design Within Reach is the most comfortable counter stool you’ll ever sit on.”

A Striking Contemporary Home in Santa Monica | Interior Design by Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors | Photography by Amy Bartlam | Modern Sanctuary | Family Room | Glamorous Family Room | Contemporary Family Room | Seating | Lighting
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Deep, rich wall colors in the family room and powder room provide a striking contrast to the overall light and airy feel of the home.

Paint: Farrow & Ball Downpipe

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A Striking Contemporary Home in Santa Monica | Interior Design by Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors | Photography by Amy Bartlam | Modern Sanctuary | Teenage Bedroom | Contemporary Bedroom | White Bedroom Seating
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A Striking Contemporary Home in Santa Monica | Interior Design by Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors | Photography by Amy Bartlam | Modern Sanctuary | Teenage Bedroom | Contemporary Bedroom | White Bedroom | Shoe Storage Ideas | Home Office Inspiration | White Office
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“The teenage daughter’s request was for an all white room. We couldn’t do ALL white, so we added some grays and lots of different textures and materials. A custom 22 INTERIORS designed bed has a side fabric panel, so it doubles as a loungy sofa for friends for the teen’s bedroom.”

Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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This black and white bedroom for one of the daughters is kicked-up a notch with a Fireworks wallpaper design by Albert Hadley.

Photo by Amy Bartlam. Design by 22 Interiors.
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A Striking Contemporary Home in Santa Monica | Interior Design by Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors | Photography by Amy Bartlam | Modern Sanctuary | Outdoor Space | Modern Outdoor Space | Outdoor Dining
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22 INTERIORS was started out of my true obsession to redefine and redesign any space I walk into. I constantly strive to create striking interiors with masterful layout plans for the pleasure of each of my discerning clients.  Lucie Ayres

This home is a perfect tribute to Lucie’s skills in designing homes that give clients’ personalities and lifestyles a place to thrive.

Meet the designer Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors
Bio:

Renowned for style versatility whether it’s making a perfect home or creating commercial spaces that reflect the brand, 22 INTERIORS provides a full range of interior services to a discerning clientele. Lucie Ayres, founder of 22 INTERIORS, creates striking interiors and masterful layout plans with impeccable attention to detail, allowing each room to tell a story.

A graduate of the Interior Design program at Cornell University, Lucie started her career in Westchester County, New York, working for the luxury custom homebuilder Figaro. She made her West Coast design debut in 2009 with a remodel of an historic 1927 Spanish home that combined antiques and classic details with modern touches. The project was featured Angeleno magazine.

Today 22 INTERIORS has a wide range of clients with projects that range in scope from ground-up construction to home renovations to full home design. Lucie’s innate sense of design and ability to efficiently manage projects from concept to execution has made referrals a core part of her business.

Lucie’s work has been featured in Angeleno Magazine, Rue Magazine, ElleDecor.com, HouseBeautiful.com, Westwing Magazine (German), apartmentherapy.com, and she is a blogger forThe Huffington Post Home. She is also a multiple year winner of Best of Houzz award for outstanding design and service.

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