Sunday, 8 August 2010

Photographer Victoria Pearson's Home

Today we are touring photographer and designer Victoria Pearson's home. She specializes in decorating, food, fashion and beauty. Located in the city of Ojai, California, she wanted her house to be a visual break from her work so she used only pastels, soft greens and whites and decorated it sparsely.

In the entry, a Pearson photograph hangs above a still life of whites and naturals. A a pair of Chinese stone garden stools under the rustic wood table.

In the living room Ojai artist Katie Van Horne's painting of an eagle hangs beside the fireplace. The floor lamp is made of a manzanita branch. Green accents throughout the house. The terrazzo fireplace surround, original to the 1946 house, has a cave-painting motif.

A closeup of the cave-painting motif on the living room fireplace.

Small fireplace in the kitchen. Slipcovered chairs with plump seats around a big oak table.

To create even more warmth in the room, Pearson and her husband, chiropractor Brett Laymance, picked out reclaimed French terra-cotta tiles one by one for the floor, which brilliantly reflects the Ojai light.

The kitchen's open shelves display Pearson's mostly white tableware.

Dark antiques—wood table and the metal daybed—add depth and contrast to the living room's neutrals.

Sycamores, oaks, and cacti abound on the one-acre property. Pearson used pea gravel to cover the ground, Provence-style

Osa, a neighbor's dog, takes a break outside the old stone walls that border the house.

I have featured this bathroom before. Gauzy curtains filter light through French doors. Pearson bought the chair and ottoman (what luxury for a bathroom!) at a 20th Century Fox prop sale.

Pearson's passion for all things woven is nowhere more evident than in the headboard, rug, baskets, raffia shades—even the slippers!—in the master bath and the master bedroom.

Rawganique hemp linens and a wedding-gift pillow dress the bed.

In the outdoor dining room, the table is set with a vintage cloth, plates Pearson bought in Spain, bamboo-handled flatware she collects from flea markets to upscale department stores, and antique faux-bois vases holding succulents from the garden.

Furniture designer Jamey Garza made the candle chandelier custom for Pearson.

All images from House Beautiful.

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  1. Ciao Kifus, meravigliosi queste decorazioni d'arredo.
    Ho amato molto the floor lamp !!!
    Nella mia casa di montagna ci starebbe d'incanto !
    Ciao e buona domenica :-))

  2. That kitchen! That's the vision that we have for ours. The open shelves, the apron sink... beautiful.

  3. Hi, I just found your blog today and I love it! I can't wait to go back and start reading and admiring from the beginning. I even highlighted you on my blog today. Thanks for inspiring me.


  4. Love the lamp made from a log. Very creative.


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