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