Jul 21, 2016
Carefree and quirky Palm Springs-style oasis
Celebrated designer Orlando Soria creates a carefree and quirky Palm Springs-style oasis in the canyons for a famous Canadian writer living in L.A.
Three intimate cozy spacesSource: Tessa Neustadt Credits: Style at Home
Out of a cavernous room with white walls and a white-tiled floor, designer Orlando Soria created three intimate and cozy spaces – a family area, living area and dining area – and unified them using low mid-century modern-style furnishings, the exact same sisal rug and complementary teal, beige and ivory accent colours.
Orlando and KellySource: Tessa Neustadt Credits: Style at Home
“Sometimes she has this classic old-school thing going on – like when she wears those retro-look glasses,” says Orlando of homeowner Kelly Oxford (both pictured). “But then she also has this really edgy, funny attitude that’s made her famous.”
Kitchen eat-in areaSource: Tessa Neustadt Credits: Style at Home
Long and narrow, the kitchen’s eat-in area demanded an oval-shaped dining table rather than a round one. Orlando also made the bench himself – with the help of Kelly’s young son, Henry – by drilling industrial hairpin legs into a slab of stained wood and tossing a sheepskin on top. “Every other bench we saw was either too deep or too expensive,” says Orlando.