Name: Tomas Newsom and Eric Turic - Owners of Davinci
Location: Downtown Los Angeles, California
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: 1
I first met Tomas and Eric at their furniture store, Davinci. They had a custom black desk in the window that drew me in to explore the rest of their store. Tomas is a furniture designer and has designed many of the pieces that are in their space. Their home feels very personal and special because Tomas' work surrounds them.
My favorite elements are the use of saturated colors and soft textures, which warm up an otherwise industrial space. My favorite piece that Tomas designed - definitely the pitch black lacquer desk. I am also still saving up for the sectional sofa that is seen in their living room and offered for sale in their store. It is always fun to get an inside look into someone's personal space and I am always curious to see the home of a designer.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Urban Hollywood Regency
Inspiration: The energy of living in a downtown loft
Favorite Element: The downtown skyline view
Biggest Challenge: Trying to space plan the bedroom
What Friends Say: Love it! and "So big city."
Biggest Embarrassment: The design of the space is still a work in progress
Proudest DIY: Ikea closet
Biggest Indulgence: The bar cart that Tomas designed
Best advice: Don't be afraid to take a basic piece of furniture and dress it up to fit within your own personal style. We added a mirrored surface to our kitchen island to make it a little more sexy.
Dream source: Davinci custom furniture
Resources of Note:
RUGS AND CARPET
Thanks Tomas & Eric!
Images: Bethany Nauert
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