In terms of going bold and bright, Olivia Wetterau has zero qualms. Her Venice Beach townhouse is the living proof that neon lights, leopard print and rainbow bookshelves can live in beautiful harmony. Teaming up with virtual decorating app Hutch, she infused this beachside space with a whole lot of cool. Take the full tour right here!
When Olivia, Architecture & Interior Design grad student at UCLA, was looking to design her Venice townhouse, she was looking to incorporate all of the different elements that make up her style, which she defines as: “Eclectic. A touch of glam, a hint of mid-century modern, a bit of maximalism, and some California casual."
When it came to her bedroom, Olivia explains: “I never saw myself having a lot of pink elements and when I began finding things I liked, it started naturally turning into this fun and feminine space, which I initially didn’t expect.” We have to say, after seeing the space, we absolutely support these pops of pink moments.
She notes that there wasn’t a specific part that was easy; however, she was excited to work with the large built-in bookshelves in her bedroom.
“My mom and I shopped around at various thrift and consignment stores collecting all of the books for a few months to fill everything in. If you look closely, there are a few hilarious gems including a lot of romance novels and books on cats.”
Olivia’s biggest challenge was the layout as she wanted to create the feeling of a separate living area from the kitchen while working with an open floor plan.
When it came to her living room, the space where she spends the most time, she looked to Hutch to help finalize her design and bring everything together.
Olivia was looking to create a space that was very inviting but that also encompassed a calming vibe, which she achieved through her overall cool color scheme.
Her favorite Hutch find? The black and white rug, which serves as the perfect backdrop that brings all of the natural, neutral and feminine elements together for a chic, cohesive look.