Designer Becki Owens knows a thing or two about creating comfort and character. She shares six design-making elements that deliver both to this Woodland Hills home, a collaboration between her, Split Rock Custom Homes and McQuay Architects.

Designer Becki Owens shares the comfort and character she brings to homes with almost 1.2 million Instagram followers. Photo by Mark Owens.

Big Texture

“I like to pair texture with neutral furnishings to make a space feel more comfortable and homier.” 

Wood Tones

Wood adds warmth to a space and helps bring the outside indoors. “To maintain a more natural look, I don’t match wood tones.” Here, the shade of the floors and furnishings vary.

Inside Out

Designer Becki Owens, Patio, Outdoor living space, Outdoor furnishings
Photo by Rebekah Westover

“Outdoor living spaces are very important, so make them part of your home and let your interior design flow outside. Choose good, comfortable furnishings and don’t chintz on your choices.”

Black Accents

Designer Becki Owens, Home exterior, Patio, Patio furniture, Black accents
Photo by Rebekah Westover

“People are afraid of black, but there is something about it that adds an element of layering. If it isn’t too crazy, it can create depth by adding a punch.” 

White Walls

Owens chose Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. “It is a little warmer than what I normally do, but given all the windows in the house, we didn’t want it to feel stark or cold.” 

Organic Forms

Designer Becki Owens, Kitchen, Dining room, Dining table, Dining chair, Rounded forms, Irregular shapes
Photo by Rebekah Westover

“Adding irregular shapes and rounded forms help take the edge off of rectangular windows and furnishings, making a space feel more comfortable.”

Looking for more inspiring work from interior designer Becki Owens? Read our house tour featuring her work here.

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Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.