Beautiful Bohemian LA House Tour by Greg and Christy Billock
I think of the scene where Thom York sings “Everything in Its Right Place” as I look at Greg and Christy Billock’s Los Angeles home. All the pieces, from the mid-century decor to the spanish skeleton of the three-bedroom 1930s house, complement each other. Contemplating space is a meditation. Dark woods evoke wisdom from the trees, and rich metals are a well-founded vibe. All textured tiles and ceramics evoke a sense of tranquility. That’s where art, intention and comfort collide – all coming from the genius of Kirsten Blazek.
Creative director of versatile design agency A1000xBetter, Blazek approached Billock’s home the same way she does all of her projects: by considering the nuances and layers of life. take place there. Creative and avid cooks who love to host, Billocks lives here with their two children. To support the way they live in the space, Blazek – who worked with designer Patrick Maziarski on the project – used her experience in art and color theory in every design choice.
The details are eclectic and bohemian. Blazek also unifies the kitchen and dining space, allowing for more open space for gathering, cooking and dining. (And of course, let the sunny Los Angeles light shine through every nook and cranny.) The large dining table designed by A1000XBetter provides an anchor point for them all to come together.
The result is more than just a stunning sight. It is a feeling. And it’s a place filled with unexpected details, such as the backlash from regal Heath ceramics in the kitchen. “Visual interest in the long back wall of the kitchen,” says Billock. It also complements the open shelving strips containing Christy’s greenery and ceramics.
Greg and Christy Billock live in a warm and thoughtful home. Everything is in its place—which is why I can’t wait to ask Blazerk for details on how she completed the look. Start.
Open shelves display ceramics by owner Christy Billock alongside works by LA ceramist’s Kat & Roger company. Cabinets and Workshop are by Eaton Designs.
Enter Greg and Christy Billock’s Los Angeles Home
What was the first thing that stood out to you when you started designing Billock’s home?
The homeowners had a ton of wonderful furniture, beautiful artwork, and textiles and we were able to incorporate all of their existing pieces. We love mixing styles. The dining table has Craftsman roots, but fits perfectly with the other design elements of the kitchen and the Mid-Century responsive Spanish-style library.
What is a decoration tip for us to steal?
Don’t be afraid to mix styles! We don’t like to do anything too reference and we love to offer an eclectic mix of furniture, art and decor. We believe that if the innate items are already great then they can all work well together and not go out of style.
What role does color play in your work?
Color is extremely important to me when I design a space. I have always consciously created a cohesive color story from room to room. The color shades are also very appealing to me, and I put a lot of emphasis on finding exactly the right shade and saturation of each color we’re choosing.
Do you have a favorite room or design feature?
I love the entire back wall of the kitchen. We installed new, larger custom windows to increase natural light and incorporated open shelving into the design. The Heath tile is the perfect choice to add both texture and an extra layer of visual appeal to this long wall while keeping the color neutral.