When designing for families with young children many factors come into play; the use of space, the durability of finishes, and of course, play! Designer, Jaimee Longo, of The Layered House, carefully considered all of these points when designing this Pacific Palisades abode and created this Cali-casual home, complete with game room, that both kids and adults will enjoy. Keep scrolling through the beautiful photos by Jess Isaac to see why adults just may want to hang there too.
From the designer… I was lucky enough to work with a client who really appreciated and shared the same aesthetics, visions, and goals as I did for her home which is always half the battle in delivering a successful project. They had three adorable little boys and we needed to source fabrics, finishes, and rugs that would be durable while still being elevated. I sourced performance fabrics on main seating pieces, custom wood tables with bomb-proof matte sealants, and wool and vintage rugs that were soft, durable, and beautiful.
One of my favorite rooms was the primary bedroom. I was so excited when they wanted to go for the nightstands from Made Goods with the curved corners and I complimented those curves with the custom bench featuring a gorgeous fabric by Rebecca Atwood. I kept the custom bed clean with a yummy coconut colored linen fabric and layered the Parachute bedding with a Rose Tarlow pillow. The corner chair was upholstered in taupe mohair to add texture to the space and the antique wool rug added a timeless quality to the entire room.
The basement was also a fun room to design because of its size and we wanted to make sure it felt grounded. I added a large performance fabric u-shaped sectional with a vintage black denim look and a chunky wool rug by Armadillo. We added an additional table seating area under the stairwell for playing cards or games and a custom oak table in the wine cellar. My favorite element was the not-your-average ping pong table by Sean Woolsey which elevated the basement and added a level of sophistication without pretense.
Styling is always my favorite phase of the design process because it’s the moment you see each space personalized to the client – aka the moment it becomes a home. I thrive on each detail and love sourcing new and unique items. These clients were a joy to work with, as was this project, from start to finish.