Interior Design with Amber Lewis
Sometimes a home search requires a bit of imagination. When a residence has good bones and a fabulous location, it can be worth it to explore ways to tailor the design to meet your unique needs. There are many impeccable interior designers out there that can help bring a vision to life. Here I’m sharing one of my favorites.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Amber Lewis runs Amber Interiors Design Studio, a firm that handles a range of solutions, from interior architecture and design, to furniture and more. Lewis recently shared a before and after experience of a project she’s calling, “Tupac Meets Biggie to Decorate These Diggies.” As Lewis describes it, the result was “the perfect combination of traditional and cozy, but a little upscale farm, country cool, east coast bougie at the same time,” which came together to create the perfect home for a family of seven.
As a general design aim, Lewis was tasked to brighten the home, which was as simple as using white paint in most of the home and refinishing white oak floors with a light, custom stain. Below I’ve compiled highlights from her design journey.
Kitchen / Family Room
The design of the older home did not have the more open concept that has emerged in modern design, so the team pushed out the kitchen to include a breakfast nook and living room, for the family to easily gather together and entertain. Custom built-ins and comfortable furniture were added to the family room for maximum relaxation.
A good living room is one that is warm and inviting, which Lewis achieved with a favorable color palette, layering patterns, and mixing vintage and new furniture solutions. The white walls lend themselves to the brightness the family needed, while built-ins and pocket doors provide a play area for the children.
Though mudrooms aren’t typically a space we associate with a focus on design, Lewis changed that. As she writes, “we added wall paneling, new cabinetry, widened the hallway a bit by using the closet space and opening it all up.” She also notes that they “funked it up” with salvaged brick and herringbone patterns. The result? One of Lewis’ favorite rooms ever.
For more on the renovation, read the full article here. Need some design inspiration? Follow Amber on Instagram.