“I love this space and our gallery wall. I have another vintage rug in here. The art is mainly pieces we’ve collected over the years. We have also splashed some of our wedding photos and some photos from our travels. The graphic London Bus Blind is actually from HG. I have a real vintage one that’s rolled up waiting for a frame and a mat.”
Your home is filled with beautiful works of art! Are there any interesting or meaningful stories behind any of them?
Yes, indeed! My husband and I have a couple of amazing pieces of art that I absolutely cherish. We have three of artist Audrey Kawasaki’s works. Her work is phenomenal. Each piece has been a present to me from my husband, and they all mean something different to me. Art seems to represent certain eras in our life as a couple and now as a trio. Each time we got a bit of spare money, we would buy a cool piece of art. I’m proud of our growing collection so far! We also have a Banksy, which is pretty astonishing. My husband bought it in London for 100 pounds in 1994 — little did he know it would become such a collector’s piece! I have bought most of the other works of art at flea markets. I love art and photographs. If a room was a piece of cake, art would be the icing!
What inspires your vision for a room, and how do you turn that vision into a reality?
I get inspired by so many things. Traveling is a big one for me. We’ve had the fortune as a family to travel a lot because of my husband’s job, so I try to soak up as much as I can from our various destinations. It’s amazing how many different cultures truly inspire my designs. I can pair a Turkish rug with a Chinese Chippendale chair and a Belgium oak coffee table, and then hang an Italian murano glass vintage pendant. Somehow it all works! I’d have to say that the hardest part of my job is getting clients to trust that sometimes, I can’t explain every detail of what I’m going to do to their homes — I just have to do it. If I try to explain too much, I start sounding like a lunatic without a clue. A vision is always in my head so having a great and trusting client always results in the best end product.
“I work from home, which proves interesting to say the least. I often get visits from my little one, Gwyneth. She’s a character–just look at her ‘cool dude’ sunglasses. I got my blazer from Miss Selfridges in the UK, and my jeans are Current Elliot.”
What’s your power color?
At the risk of sounding completely cliché…..PINK! I’m really not girly at all, so I surprise myself with this answer. However, I can definitely say that I feel good in a coral pink, and I’m always looking to infuse pinks in a house. After all, as they say — it’s the perfect neutral!
Does your personal style correspond at all to your home décor?
I think so. I like a bit of boho/rocker flair both in my wardrobe and in my home. Ever since I was a kid, I had an eclectic sense for décor and style. I had dream catchers hanging next to pictures of Kurt Cobain, and a pair of 10 hole Doc Martens in the closet that I wore with flowery dresses and an old army green military jacket. To me, it’s always been all about the mixture!
“My hubs plays guitar for a living, so our house is like an instrument shop. I love that we have this acoustic in the house because he’ll often pick it up and play a tune for Gwynnie to dance to. She loves music just like her Mom and Dad. Music makes our world go around in the Lewis house.”
“I like when outside feels like an extension of inside.” Amber chills out on an antique turkish rug in Madewell jeans and a Urban Outfitters shirt.
How do you add sparkle to your life?
Jewels and laughs. Add a ring to your finger and put a smile on your face, and all will be right with the world!