The first time fine jewelry designer Emily P. Wheeler saw the place she would call home, she loved it so much she cried. “We absolutely loved the vibe of this one,” Emily says of the airy, modern abode, which features three terraces, lush greenery and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. “There are all these different levels, nooks and crannies,” Emily explains. “It’s like you’re on this adventure as you go through it. There is one surprise after another.
As she roamed the space with her then-boyfriend and now husband, John Pew, she was excited by the small fountain at the entrance, the spa-like master bath with its generous proportions and an indoor garden wall that offered the New England native the unique experience of true indoor-outdoor living.
The cozy and bright home also offered the self-proclaimed homebody a self-contained split-level studio – above the garage and connected to the main house via a covered walkway – where she could host clients and design her vibrant, sustainably produced pieces. . There’s also the option to cook in her own kitchen, nap upstairs in her custom four-poster bed, and hang out with her three dogs: Lola, Lily, and Leon.
Located just above Venice Beach in the more family-friendly and slightly larger neighborhood of Mar Vista, the multi-level home had plenty of outdoor spaces where the couple could enjoy spontaneous dinner parties, Friday night martinis, parties in between friends and the ocean. views. Originally, Emily was looking for a smaller home for herself and her two dogs. However, things took a drastic turn when, after six months of dating John, Emily realized with full force that they would be getting married. “I basically sat him down at six months and said, ‘Do you want to buy a house together? “”
After falling in love with the Westside house, Emily enlisted her friend and designer Regina Perez Montemayor of RPM Studio to help the two meet in the middle. “I’m obsessed with color,” says Emily. “If I lived alone and designed my own home, it would probably be covered in color. My husband would die [if that ever happened]she jokes.
Against a neutral backdrop with warm woods, Regina infused earth tones and subtle pops of color through a mix of vintage and contemporary pieces and artwork that showcase Emily’s obsession with the elements. original decorations. “I love collecting small objects that sometimes look like jewelry and definitely inspire me in the same way as art and color,” says Emily, pointing to a vintage pale pink wing-shaped vase she has. found at Rosemary Home and three bright colors. colorful melting popsicle sculptures by Betsy Enzensberger.