Welcome to the Hacienda
As many of you know by now, I hosted my first Supper Club back in 2019 in the backyard of “the Casita,” my adorable (translation: tiny!) Spanish-style home in West Adams. And as many of you also know, recently I moved into a new (much bigger!) house in West Hollywood. It’s similar in spirit to the Casita, with arched doorways and outdoor space for entertaining. Only instead of one bedroom it has four. I call it the Hacienda.
I was so excited for a fresh start–not to mention a fresh set of white walls. The Hacienda was literally a blank canvas. Even more so given that I now found myself confronted with so much space and so little furniture to fill it.
Enter Lulu & Georgia. Not only one of my favorite design companies, but also a client (we did an event together last winter). I have long admired founder Sara Sugarman’s aesthetic and her commitment to making everything beautiful and accessible. I knew I needed a few hero pieces to anchor the rooms of the Hacienda and to turn up the vibe from cozy and cute to grown-up and glam.
"The overall look is bold, textured and very (very) cozy. And maybe it’s the negronis, but when friends come over, they never want to leave."
I’m most excited about the main living space, which flows from the kitchen to the dining room to the living room. I envisioned it as a place where my friends would gather — and never want to leave. I designed a pair of sofas – upholstered in lush, rosy-red velvet – to flank the fire place. This is the literal heart of the room. I then added the Lulu & Georgia Sian Sideboard which does double duty as a media console (turntable, vinyl collection) and, when I’m entertaining, a serve-yourself cocktail bar. It has so much storage that I also use it to stash cookbooks and tablewares. I also picked out a couple of Lulu & Georgia Killian side tables in black marble so as friends are kicking back on the sofa, they have a place to put their drink. (Like I said, it’s all about entertaining!)
Last, but not least, I mixed in some family heirlooms and pieces that I’ve collected over the years, including a vintage brass coffee table, and an African wood entry table. I was so happy to rescue these pieces from storage. They should be used and enjoyed after all and not left to gather dust.
The overall look is bold, textured and very (very) cozy. And maybe it’s the negronis, but when friends come over, they never want to leave.