Home Tour: A Hilltop Home Perfect for Entertaining
LA interior design firm DISC Interiors is renowned for its eclectic, modern So Cal design aesthetic. For DISC’s latest home design in Studio City, designers Krista Schrock and David John Dick mixed contemporary sophistication with midcentury warmth to create a modern, casual vibe. “The clients wanted a space that had the ability to give a visual impact, but also be casual enough to host large parties, as they often love to entertain,” says Schrock.
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Central to the home is s a modern dining room, which opens onto the pool area for a uniquely Californian indoor/outdoor vibe. In pairing an architectural stone dining table with sexy vintage chairs, Schrock and Dick created a strikingly chic balance of old and new. They found the perfect finishing touches in Moroccan-inspired pendant lights, which add geometric appeal to the space. “We immediately fell in love with the ceilings, and wanted the lighting in the dining room to complement the ceiling beams,” notes Dick.
As they created spaces for entertaining and spending time with family, Schrock and Dick embraced the openness of the home, connecting the different rooms by using the same textured linen drapery as a backdrop for each room’s unique color palette. The duo focused on mixing deeper reds and navy tones with warm vintage textures that complemented the existing midcentury architecture. According to Schrock, “We love to layer on different tones of metal and texture to give space warmth and depth.
For the lounge, Schrock and Dick built the color palette around a favorite rug from the client’s own collection. They balanced the space with custom vintage-inspired swivel chairs and a modern glass and steel coffee table.
Schrock and Dick always tailor their designs to suit the personalities of their clients, and this home is no exception. “Our clients love playing vintage records while entertaining,” explains Dick. To that end, the pair collaborated with a local woodworker to create a custom music cabinet in the lounge that houses the owners’ vintage speakers and record players. The result? A retro-modern music system perfect for throwback tunes. Dick adds, “Our goal was to create spaces where they could play records, mix cocktails, open the doors to the exterior, and have care-free weekends with their friends and family.”
One unique feature of this house requiring no improvements was the home’s hilltop location situated amongst beautiful mountain views. “It’s true California living,” Schrock remarks. “The dream to have a house in the hills that captures the light and energy of the city, but also being removed to have the calm.” California dreaming, indeed.
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