If you could have a second home anywhere, where would you live? I do - in Ojai, because it reminds me of growing up in the country in Northern California.
What are three words to describe your style? Collected, layered, and comfortable.
Tell us about your childhood bedroom? Green toile... everywhere!
What’s the first investment piece you ever bought for your house? I always bought antiques - starting out with an antique store was just a justification to keep buying!
In the history of design, if you could hire any designer other than yourself, who would it be? Bill Blass
No room is complete without good lighting.
People think of me as beachy, but I am really country.
Things you omit from:
A flower arrangement: those weird sticks people put in arrangements.
An hors d’oeuvre platter: anything with pits.
A bar cabinet: ugly cans or bottles.
If you were on an Ambien high and internet shopping, what would you buy? Kitchen gadgets.
Do your clothes reflect your design sensibility, if so, how? I have a uniform - I am much more adventurous with decorating.
What is the thing you would never do on a project, but don’t detest when you see others do it? Using all one color.
A Few Favorites:
Movie: Too many to list
Book: The Leopard
Scent: Orange blossom
The fabric you always come back to: Ralph Lauren’s stripes.
Dream project: Working on one now, Alisal Ranch. I love any place in California with history.
Meal: Our ranch chili
Hotel: Post Ranch Inn
Travel Destination: Mexico
Thing to collect obsessively: Pottery, textiles, paintings – I have so many collections. I’m a high-end hoarder.
Museum: Sentimental Reasons - California Academy of Sciences
Paint Color that always look great: Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue
Favorite person to follow on Instagram: @malibunacho
Dogs, Cats, or No Pets?: Dogs, lots of them – and any other kind of critter. I love all animals.