Cozy and Cool Are at the Heart of This Family-Friendly Home
April 5, 2018
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Mixing traditional pieces with mid-century modern finds, this home is best described as beautifully eclectic with a side of California cool. And as the VP of Brand & Design at Hutch, Aisling knew just who to turn to when designing her Studio City bungalow that she shares with her husband Andrew, son Ryder and furry friend too. From the perfect white paint to a serene master bedroom and the most awesome kid's space we've ever laid our eyes on, tour a home that's equal parts cozy and designed to perfection.
When Aisling, VP of Brand & Design at Hutch, approached the design of her home, she went for a more minimal look and only incorporated things her and her family love into the space. “Since the house is not that big, we wanted it to feel calming and airy. Also, we wanted the house to feel comfortable and not too stuffy, so it was important to work with fabrics and materials that could handle the inevitable spills and wear of life with a kid and dog.”

Aisling lives in her Studio City home with her husband Andrew and eight-year old son Ryder.
How would you describe your design style? I would describe my design style as Scandinavian influenced California modern. I love traditional pieces mixed in. I have so many favorite interior designers and the best ones in my opinion can really mix styles and make it all feel cohesive.
Where do you find design inspiration? Everywhere! I love traveling, and we always bring back little treasures. We went to Copenhagen and Sweden for our honeymoon and stayed in some pretty epic hotels including Ett Hem which was designed by one of my favorite interior designers Ilse Crawford. I love how she mixes modern and traditional and her spaces evoke a feeling of warmth that I wanted to recreate in our home. Besides travel, I do love Pinterest and Instagram. I am a super visual person and I love how easy it is now to keep up with tastemakers who are constantly inspiring me.
Favorite space? “We recently designed our master bedroom with Hutch, and it is easily my favorite space now. I love how calming it feels, and can really decompress from the busy days in there. “
Biggest challenge? The kitchen remodel. “The overall process was pretty seamless since we hired great contractors and it was finished in a relatively short period of time, but it was definitely overwhelming at times making decisions on materials and trying to picture how they would work together.”
Easiest part? Painting the house. We picked the white paint we wanted the day we got the keys, and once the house was all white, the house automatically had the vibe we were looking for.
What feeling were you trying to invoke with the design of your home? Since the house is not that big, we wanted it to feel calming and airy. I went for a more minimal design, and only incorporated things we love into the space. Also, we want the house to feel comfortable and not too stuffy, so it was important to work with fabrics and materials that could handle the inevitable spills and wear of life with a kid and dog.
Approach for designing her son Ryder’s bedroom? I think kids rooms are the most fun to decorate. Even when he was a baby, I always was drawn to neutral colors and away from a baby-ish feel. When we moved into the house we decided to let him have a queen bed so it could double as a space for when guests visit. 
I incorporated things we collected over the years such as the vintage kilim rug I got at a flea market years back, and a Pendleton blanket we bought on a trip to Lake Arrowhead. 
We decided to give him a desk as he loves to draw with a quirky gallery wall. The oversized Pizza Pony picture is from a dear friend of ours, Jonpaul Douglass. Ryder did not have a lot of opinions when it came to his room, just a request for a place for his legos.
I can’t tell you how many he has because it is ridiculous, but we conceal them in storage bins under the bed and in his closet. Most of the time it looks like a lego bomb went off in his room!
Can you walk through the process of how you designed your bedroom using Hutch?  When we moved into the house, we did not really buy anything besides things for the kitchen and a couple of rugs. I kept putting off our bedroom, and it was super minimal before. Once I joined Hutch I decided it was time to give our space some love. 
I knew I wanted low oak nightstands and a cozy wool rug, so I used the filters when swapping out items in the app to find what worked for me. Once I picked those two main items, the lamps that provided height and in a neutral tone came next. Lastly, we wanted cozy linen bedding, so the Jenni Kayne X Parachute striped duvet was key, and I added the chunky wool throw to add even more comfort to the space.
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