A Designer’s Inspiring, Liveable & Chic Approach

published Mar 14, 2015
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(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

Project by: AO Design Studio / Co-Founded by Andrew Lucich and Oni Lazurus
Location: Hollywood; Los Angeles, California

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Designers Andrew and Oni of AO Design Studio in Los Angeles have a livable, chic, colorful and mindful approach to their projects. One of their most personal projects was Andrew’s own home in Hollywood, where they reconsidered how to maximize a 600 square-foot apartment.

Drawing inspiration from Southern California design and lifestyle, Andrew’s favorite elements in his home are his vintage brass drum table (which he scored for nothing on eBay). One of his biggest challenges is that there isn’t much natural light, but he switched out all the old light fixtures, which he replaced with dimmer switches to give him more options. He says that “lighting is everything.”

“Mid-century, Masculine, Global, Collected,” are just a few words Andrew uses to describe his personal style. His biggest indulgence was the Moroccan pillow, that incidentally ended up as his dog’s favorite nap spot. Andrew believes that when it comes to designing a home the most essential part is balance, “Being a designer, I’m conditioned to come up with a storyline and also address the less sexy part, budget. Whether designing my own space or a client’s, both are key ingredients to a successful space.” Living in Los Angeles, with a mix of all its people, styles, and cultures mingling together, Andrew feels they exist together to create an eclectic aesthetic that’s unique to only Southern California.

“I embrace the diversity, mixing styles to create a vibe that is casual, warm, and not too serious.”

Resources of Note:


  • Living Room: Grey Owl, OC-52, Benjamin Moore
  • Bedroom: California Blue, 2060-20, Benjamin Moore
  • Enamel tray: Rose Bowl swap meet
  • Barware: my great grandmother’s
  • Bookshelves: garage sale / Ikea (got to love pre-assembled)
    • Artwork: Gifts, photographs, commissions by friends and oil painting from Retro Gallery
    • Sofa: Crate and Barrel
    • Coffee table: Grain
    • Side table: eBay
    • Burl wood mirror: family hand-me-down
    • Accessories: free, vintage, and finds picked up in my travels
    • Pillows: Morocco, Baker
    • Throw blanket: Myanmar
    • Rug: Ikea


  • Table: CB2
  • Chairs: Overstock
  • Floor lamp: CB2
  • Full length mirror: Craiglist / Ikea
  • Glassware: Sempli
  • Shades: Lowes
  • Woven wall hanging: West Elm
  • Pottery: Sunset Nursery
  • Bedframe: Overstock
  • Bedding: Ikea
  • Accent pillow: Morocco
  • Nightstands: Wertz Brothers
  • Vintage lamp and oil painting: Shop Class
  • Black lamp: Tom Dixon
  • Flushmount Pendant: vintage/repurposed
  • Rug: Target
    • Artwork: Antique fair
    • Hide Bench: Pottery Barn


  • Desk: CB2
  • Stool and vintage poster art: thrift store
  • Hide rug: Road-side stand
  • Vintage throw: Goodwill
  • (Photography: Bethany Nauert)

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