Decorating & Design

February 4, 2019

How A California Home Masters Casual Elegance For Family Living

It’s not easy to pull off a design that’s formal yet comfortable. Interior designer Janice Barta of L.A-based Barta Interiors balances these opposites brilliantly in this new-build home. After being abroad in Hong Kong, her clients — a family of five — moved back to Los Angeles, where they built a 10,000-square-foot house on a tree-lined street in Little Holmby. Janice was tapped to execute a classic Georgian aesthetic that felt authentic. “Balancing modern transitional elements with traditional detailing played a huge factor,” says Janice of the home awash in greys and creams, including in the must-see kitchen. Open to it is a living area, where the whole brood can comfortably hang out: “It was important that in the end it still felt like a family home that is comfortable and livable.” Click through to see how Janice masters casual elegance.

Author: Iris Benaroia

Janice Barta


Janice Barta