Style At Home: Amber Lewis

Written by on October 25, 2011 in Lifestyle, Style At Home - 47 Comments
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“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!

Amber in  Current Elliot jeans and a F21 sweater on her Indian Block Print Quilt from West Elm

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!


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  • http://www.domestikatedlife.com Kate {domestikatedlife}

    What a gorgeous kitchen!

  • mandy

    Great spotlight! What talent she has!

  • http://www.modeinitaly.blogspot.com mode in italy

    what a stylish!!!

  • http://www.livecreatingyourself.com Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself

    Beautiful! Love all the colors and patterns in her home.

    Source Question: the lighting fixtures hanging above her desk and kitchen window – where are they from?

  • Vinaya

    Her daughter is too cute! When I was her age I also had ‘cool dude’ sunglasses.

  • http://adiaryoflovely.blogspot.com Helena – A Diary of Lovely

    this is probably my favourite Style at Home, Amber and her style is amazing!

  • http://coralcafe.blogspot.com Drew {Coral Cafe}

    I am loving these eclectic pieces in Amber’s home!! The kitchen is fantastic, as well as the front door!!

  • http://artsyforager.wordpress.com Lesley

    Fantastic Style At Home feature! Love her sense of color and the way she has mixed the old and new. Off to look at more artwork from Audrey Kawasaki..

    http://artsyforager.wordpress.com

  • Katie

    What an awesome feature! My favorite one :)

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  • Christine

    I am in LOVE with that front door, where on earth is it from?

  • http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com rachael

    Loved this post. I love seeing how people mix fashion and decor and when houses reflect a person’s style.

    http://www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

  • http://www.queenofla.blogspot.com Jordan @ Queen of LA

    i love every single thing about amber’s home! i may need to hire her STAT!

  • http://outlawnotahero.blogspot.com Honey

    Love this post and all the neutral and bright mixes!

    What is Amber wearing in that first outfit? Love all of it!!! Would love a brand for the cardi, romper and boots…

    Thanks!

  • Jennifer

    Love your style, Amber! Any tips on keeping a white loveseat pristine? Especially with kiddies running around? Thanks!

  • http://www.maisonboheme.blogspot.com Sarah @ Maison Boheme

    I love Amber. So talented and so groovy. Thanks for featuring her here!

  • http://gb73.blogspot.com/ GB

    Love her space!

  • http://www.amberinteriordesign.com Amber Interiors

    Hi Everyone! Thanks for the love. I want to answer everyones questions so here it goes!
    Alaina: the island lighting are a vintage find! I believe they are old hubcaps..

    Christine: The door is original to my 1960′s ranch style home…You can always try salvage yards or architectural wherehouses to see if you stumble upon a similar one.

    Honey: The image in the first picture is a romper from Urban Outfitters I bought months ago. The kimono style blazer is also from Urban Outfitters!! The boots are H by Hudson.

    Jennifer: There is no easy answer to keeping white couches clean….I would just say throw some cool blankets over them and tuck it into the cushions so the seat is covered while the kiddies running around…Then when you have company over you can have the bankers off!

    • Jessica

      Can you tell us where you got the material/quilt for your headboard? I’ve been looking ALL over for a boho inspired quilt for my room. THIS is what I’ve been looking for.

  • http://athomewithsamandi.blogspot.com Mimi

    A truly beautiful home. I love every room. Mimi x

  • http://www.kirstenann.etsy.com Kirsten

    What a gorgeous eclectic mix of natural and glam pieces :)

  • http://www.looklingerlove.blogspot.com Chassity (Look Linger Love)

    I ADORE Amber! Her house is gorgeous, just like her. One of my favorite features of GG’s!

  • http://www.mymarrakesh.com Maryam in Marrakech

    Wish we could have actually seen a bit more of her house, like her couch from the front, her bedrooms, her bathrooms. Lots of pretty little accessories, though.

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  • http://www.treschicmama.com Paula

    This is one FABULOUS home!! I love everything!!! Very inspiring!!

    http://www.treschicmama.com

  • carla mccarthy

    Totally in love the table/ bar… I did the same in my new home without the shades! You are very inspiring person! beijosss from Florida!

    htt://www.cougarvintage.blogspot.com

  • Nona

    What an amazing talent you have. I absolutely love everything about your style and fashion sense. The way you mix the old with new, and the eclectic riot of color and pattern…. it’s brilliant! Your momma must be very proud of you :-) You keep on truckin girl!

  • http://bromeliadliving.blogspot.com Bromeliad

    Go Amber. Gorgeous place. And you look great.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/intothefray ambika

    I really think I need to start incorporating bright pink into my decor.

  • http://lovedesignbarbados.blogspot.com Natasha Simpson

    LOVE her home! I am feeling super inspired after reading this!

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  • Allison Buck

    Where did you get the fabric for the headboard??? It’s fantastic!

    • Meghan W

      I also want to know!!!

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