A quick glance at Denise Vasi's home is all it takes to realize it's just as striking as she is. High ceilings are lined with reclaimed beams. Each wall is textured: veined marble, concrete, wood. The light pours in through the floor-to-ceiling cast-iron doors and windows. In the center of the living room, a loungey denim sectional shines in its bright blue splendour—the same hue as Vasi's eyes. Yes, the actress and founder of lifestyle site, maed, has style in spades, and she used it to curate the perfect Venice Beach home that she shares with her husband, Anthony, and her daughter, Lennox Mae.
What exactly constitutes Vasi's décor style? Striking colors, patterns, and textures: royal blue velvet, denim patchwork… Each room is given a rich sense of history with ornate antiques: a wrought-iron chandelier here, a gilded turned-leg console there. Perhaps most notable is the walls—dark, moody, and textured, giving all her décor choices a consistent backdrop. Want to decorate like Vasi? We break down her décor style—along with a few handy shopping tips.
Vasi's stunning kitchen went viral and for good reason: The contrast between the deeply veined marble wall and black marble island is striking against the reclaimed wood beams on the ceiling. But in the end, the accessories make all the difference.
Combo to try: Contrasting marble + tone-on-tone modern counter stools + open glass shelves
On the kitchen shelves, Vasi arranged a selection of servingware, copper cookware, colored glassware, and cookbooks to give her kitchen a layered lived-in look. On the lower shelves, easily accessible everyday essentials like oils and vinegars, blenders, and fresh fruits are within arm's reach.
Combo to try: Copper cookware + colored glassware + stacks of cookbooks
In the dining room, which is adjacent to the kitchen, antique black dining chairs surround an industrial table. The wrought-iron chandelier gives the space scale and drama, while the marble fireplace topped with an antiqued round mirror creates a focal point.
Combo to try: Black vintage chairs + wrought-iron chandelier + antiqued mirror
One of the most striking pieces of furniture in Vasi's home is the loungey low denim sectional that anchors the living room. Mixed with oversize industrial pendants, antique rugs, and a free-form coffee table, it creates a laid-back rustic edge to the space against the concrete walls and reclaimed beams.
Combo to try: Denim sofa (or pillow) + antique Turkish rug + industrial pendants
In her daughter's room, Vasi kept the dark textured walls but added a wall-mounted bunny bust with a pom-pom garland that connects to the wall sconces to soften the look. Next to her bed, a bookshelf displays all her favorite children's books.
Combo to try: Dark concrete walls + bunny bust + pom-pom garland
In the primary bedroom, the walls are slightly lighter, and Vasi repeated a chandelier similar to the one hung above the dining room table. But the true eye-catcher is the weighty royal blue velvet bed, which is reminiscent of the beds at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.
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Combo to try: Blue velvet bed + wrought-iron chandelier + crisp white bedding
In the backyard, the space has a much more subdued monochrome feel. Tan long chairs blend in with the tones of the deck, a black and white striped umbrella is the only striking element. Potted plants line the deep turquoise pool, creating a restful oasis.
Combo to try: Black and white striped umbrella + tan modern long chairs + potted plants
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