Home Tour: A Fashion Designer's Modern Venice Beach Abode

Dacy Knight

Taking a look through designer Marysia Reeves's eponymous swimwear line, her covetable sense of style is clear—crisp scalloped-edge bikinis are at once flirty and fashion-forward, and cutout maillots toe the line between classic Nouvelle Vague elegance and a fresh take on California cool. So when it came time to call on interior designer Martha Mulholland to bring Reeves's signature style to her two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Venice abode, the results were destined to be a gorgeously modern take on the California beach house.

"I wanted a more grown-up home that was less cutesy than our spaces before—something that could stand the test of time," Mulholland says of the design. "Marysia is a dream client because she has a strong sense of personal style—obviously—knows what she wants, but is open-minded and willing to take risks and collaborate to make a space really special." The directive was clear. "I wanted to make a family-friendly home that is warm, laid-back, and cozy but still sleek and modern so as to complement the austere architecture of the space," explains Mulholland. "We achieved this by using lots of linen, warm woods, and woven materials accented by metal, marble, and glass."

Head below to tour Marysia Reeves's modern Venice Beach abode and see what Reeves and Mulholland have to say about designing the space.

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