I’m certain you’ve heard the name Orlando Soria, creative director at HomePolish, throughout your internet travels. He’s made a name for himself as Emily Henderson’s trusty sidekick, but I’m here today to tell you that the guy is a design genius all on his own! One peek at this Californian home, infused with a combination of vintage and contemporary finds, and I’m certain you’ll agree. Plus, there’s more where this came from right here!
From Orlando… This was one of my first solo projects after working with my close friend Emily Henderson. The beautiful Spanish home is located on an ideallic hilltop in the Southern California town of La Habra Heights. The furnishings were a combination of vintage and contemporary finds.
The office is kind of tucked into a secret part of the house. I wanted it to feel like a masculine library, a place you’d be happy to be in if you had to work from home. The comfy desk chair is vintage, reupholstered in leather I sourced in downtown LA. That and the Visual Comfort lamp are my favorite elements in the room.
The sun room, which overlooks the pool, is my favorite room in the house. It’s bright and happy and serves as the entryway to the outdoor area when the family hosts parties. Thus, I wanted it to be playful and vibrant in addition to having some elegant moments. This space provided me with an opportunity to incorporate the family’s love of beautiful objects and art. I created a geometric piece of art to flank the television and incorporate that incredible aqua color I love so much. The resulting space feels collected and natural, but cohesive and pulled together.
The music room is where the kids watch TV and hang out. They both play the piano and the little boy likes to play with his mini drum set so I wanted the space to be comfortable and inviting. The family already had that large leather sofa so I updated it by pairing it with a more modern coffee table, a Paul McCobb inspired piece that came from Empiric. I added mid-century modern accents (like the bench) throughout the space to make it feel a bit younger than it had previously. Finally, I added a gallery wall to engage the wall above the sofa and integrate the family’s wonderful art collection with vintage pieces I sourced at Shopclass.
This is one of the brightest, most relaxing parts of the house. I wanted it to feel as spa-like as possible.
Because the home is Spanish revival, I did incorporate some elements that felt more traditional, old world. The bed was a great combination of the the homeowners’ love of both modern and old world. The brown carpeting overwhelming so I broke it up with an ivory rug. I incorporated some mid-century elements to make sure the space didn’t feel too much like a Spanish Revival movie set.
The kitchen is the hub of the house, literally at its center. So I wanted to keep it open and bright, with lines of vision to the great room, the sun room, and the dining room. I kept accessories minimal and added small hints of color in books and jewel tone bowls and glassware.
Photography: Bethany Nauert | Event Planning: Pottery Barn | Event Planning: West Elm | Invitations: Xhilaration | Favors: Crate & Barrel | Beauty: Restoration Hardware | Home: La Habra Heights | Vendor: Land Of Nod | Vendor: Blu Dot | Vendor: RugsUsa | Vendor: Serena & Lily | Vendor: Wisteria Faux Bois Mirror
Wood Bench: Vintage from Flea Market | Mirror: Vintage | Pillow: Nate Berkus for Target
Books: Counterpoint Books & Music (Los Angeles) | Brass Rhino: Nate Berkus for Target| Table: Vintage | Vase: West Elm | Circular Ceramic Tray: Nickey Kehoe | Pierre Cardin Chess set: Lawson Fenning | Brass Dice: Lawson Fenning | Kitchen stools: Vintage | Kitchen countertop accessories: Los Angeles Flower Market | Geometric Cloche: Shopclass | Coasters: West Elm | Deco lounge chair: Vintage Modern NoHo | Standing Lamp: Vintage | Rug: West Elm | Drapery: Pottery Barn
Sofa: Pottery Barn | Ivory Pillows: Ikea | Blue Pillow: Nickey Kehoe | Yellow pillow: West Elm | Standing lamp: West Elm| Gallery wall art: Shopclass | White Throw: Ikea | Side tables: Craigslist | Armoire: Vintage | Sound horn accessory: Vintage
Deco Swivel Chairs: Vintage Modern NoHo | Parsons Shelves: West Elm | Custom Sofa: Room Service Furniture | Woven round tray: Crate & Barrel | Media credenza: Cisco Home | Bookcase Accessories: Shopclass | Triangle Color Field Painting: By Orlando Soria | Rug: West Elm | Coffee Table: Blu Dot