take a tour of whitney port’s new screening room
like a regular living room, but way fancier.
Published Mar 10, 2016 10:00 AM
Whitney Port, everyone’s favorite reality tv star-turned-designer (her stuff is super cute!), recently redesigned her screening room with the help of Homepolish. Keep reading to see the bright and airy space and hear from the designer himself, Orlando Soria, the West Coast Creative Director of Homepolish.
First up: The paint color. We LOVE the light blue, which is actually Water Drops by Benjamin Moore.
Soria said, “While the rest of Whitney’s home is sunny and bright, the screening room is actually the darkest in the house. For spaces that don’t receive a lot of natural sunlight, I generally advise clients to paint the wall anything but white. While it may seem like white will brighten up the space, what it actually does is look cold, lifeless, and dingy when it’s not adequately lit. Thus, painting the space a color that has a little pigment to it (you don’t have to go too dark) will make the space feel cozier and intentionally romantic.”
Soria said, “I’m obsessed with the gorgeous rug from Loloi. I’m not sure if Whitney self-identifies this way, but she’s definitely a California beach girl. She lives near the beach and I just loved how this vibrant rug brought in some color to the room while referencing the nearby ocean. Also, it helped out a lot in making the room feel cozy and comfortable despite the poured concrete floors (which I love and think are so glam but don’t necessarily scream ‘warm and inviting.’).”
It’s all in the details. The big stuff is obviously important, but adding personal touches like these coasters and a short vase for flowers makes all the difference.
Soria expertly balanced the room with mixed wood finishes, beachy accessories, plant life, and a variety of blue hues.
Now that’s a screen we want to stream Netflix on.
Soria said, “When you’re dealing with a large-scale space like this, don’t try to put tons of accessories everywhere. With Whitney’s screening room, I wanted there to be quiet moments that were styled minimalist and other collections that made the space look eclectic.”
Um, nailed it. (Click to see more at Joss & Main!)