Lake Sherwood Project Part I: Entry + Den
We have been DYING to share this project with you guys for nearly a year and are so excited to finally reveal the finished product. This weekend, My Domaine featured the full home tour and now we're ready to share the details of the project. Since we designed the double entryway, den, living room, dining room and even upgraded a closet into an office, we're breaking this reveal up into a three part series!
Located in Westlake Village, a gated community in Lake Sherwood, this project sits in the Santa Monica Mountains just outside Thousand Oaks. It is one of our favorite projects to date because the owner was so trusting and willing to take risks in design. Casual, modern, and boho was the vibe they were after and it was so much fun to deliver. The homeowners trusted our designs completely which made for the most magical design in the end. For Part I of the Lake Sherwood Project reveal, we're introducing you to the double (yes - you read that correctly, DOUBLE) entryway and the den.
One of the biggest challenges of this project was the massive foyer that is really divided into two sections by the architectural details. Instead of working around that, we chose to highlight it and turn the two separate foyers into two entirely distinct spaces.
The first space, we focused on creating a comfortable, functional design with specific "drop zones". Baskets under the massive console store incoming mail, corral shoes, and provide some beautiful texture. The oversized mirror was layered in an unexpected way, leaning behind the console table. It bounces so much of that gorgeous natural light, while giving the home owners a nice "last look" before walking out of the house.
Across from that, we created a cozy seating area to put on shoes or have kids wait by the door. While that woven bench is no longer available, we're totally crushing on this black statement bench with its strong Scandinavian lines. Oversized art bring in a pop of color and the subtle geometric pattern to the rug add even more depth to the space.
In the second section of the entryway, the space took on a more traditional - yet still totally casual - vibe. The clean lined console is perfect for storing those "by the door things" like keys, sunglasses and dog leashes. Abstract art float mounted and framed in a neutral square frame and grouped together create a big impact, without competing with the oversized art next door. Pretty table lamps add a warm glow at night in this entry and make coming home late so much more inviting. We finished off the space with another of the geometric rugs, a bleached wood bowl and some sculptural moss spheres for greenery.
The den turned out to be such a fun space. It's the perfect space for the kids to hang out with their friends and call their own. Perfect for giving mama the quiet time she deserves! We went with the hanging rattan chairs in this room similar to what we did in this project. They free up floor space, are so much fun for the kids, and give the space that casual boho vibe they were hoping for.
This sofa is the perfect choice for a lounge space because it seats a billion people and the kids can pile up on it. We chose this woven, round coffee table because it doesn't have any sharp corners or edges - making it a safe choice for a kids space. We also loved how the shape contrasted the boxy sofa and geometric pattern of the rug.
The gorgeous fuchsia artwork is the focal point of the room and its oversized scale is just so much fun. Paired with these black and white prints, the abstract feel is continued, but they don't compete with each other. To soften it up a bit, we stuck with these, these, these and these pillows. We then threw in a little pop of pink to balance the color in the room. Even though this room feels super fun and bright - the color palette really remained quite neutral.