Don’t flip out…but this Sherman Oaks, California home used to belong to celebrity designer Jeff Lewis. When a young couple purchased the property in 2020, it was outfitted in his signature style and had no shortage of elegant and glamorous finishes—think marble flooring, brass picture lights, and sleek black shutters on every window. Designer Chloe Heath of Heath Interiors was brought on to help reimagine and personalize the home to better suit their lifestyle—they’ve got an energetic four-year-old daughter—and understated aesthetic.
“The family wanted to balance the existing hard finishes with warm, soft finishes to create a cozy and welcoming environment,” Chloe explains. “They wanted design that would stand the test of time.” Her scope of work included four main spaces—the entry, eat-in kitchen, living room, and primary bedroom. “Beyond aesthetics, the family really needed the spaces to be highly functional and feel livable,” she says.
First things first, Chloe suggested they remove the shutters. “While they were beautiful, they blocked a lot of light and really didn’t work with the aesthetic that they wanted,” she explains. Luckily, the client’s sister is the co-founder of Everhem, a custom window treatment company, and the windows were decked out in beautiful soft window coverings.
The foyer features an incredible piece of artwork by Stephen Rader Photography, the client’s father. “It is bright green and we debated whether this was the best place for it,” Chloe recalls. “I think it fits perfectly here. The entry feels like its own contemporary and chic moment to balance the warmth of the living room next to it.”
The designer shares more insight in the slideshow, highlighting fun details like the game table in the living room and a clever storage solution for an impressive t-shirt collection. In total, the redesign took just over a year. “One of my biggest regrets was not videoing the client’s reaction when she saw the space! She literally screamed and laid on the ground, she was so excited,” Chloe says with a smile. “It was the most heart-warming and memorable moment!”