at home in silverlake.
i received a lovely home tour submission this week from interior designer natalie myers of veneer designs. This silverlake house was bought by a recently single creative professional who came in with no furnishings and a desire for a fresh start. The trick of it was that natalie’s client left the country for 10 days and entrusted her to make critical decisions in his absence — which can be kind of a dream project if you do it right, and it turns out natalie most certainly got it quite right.
the house was pretty dark and a bit dated, so natalie’s goal was to open it up (widen archways, smooth popcorn ceilings and orange peel walls) and create good flow, as well as a focus on original furniture pieces and vintage items with great character. Many trips to the flea market and email exchanges with custom furniture makers later, the house came together. Natalie approached the project as if it were her own home, and after a while the house started to feel like it was hers as she lovingly picked every paint color, lighting fixture, vintage find, and new furniture piece as if it were for herself. thankfully, natalie and her client’s styles were in perfect agreement so that when he returned from his travels and walked into the freshly remodeled and decorated home, he was ecstatic and she was overjoyed to see his reaction. A friendship was forged, but boy was it hard to relinquish the keys! Thanks so much to Natalie for sending it my way, and to Amy Bartlam who took such beautiful photographs of this charming space.
• photography by Amy Bartlam.