Name: Liz and Josh Carey (+ 3 human children and 2 canine children)
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Size: 2,400 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented
Liz and Josh, owners of the well-being shop Mascot, are the youthful heads of a full household. With three children ranging from 14 to 22 years-old and two lively pups, there's a lot of activity and a lot of opinions to consider. Luckily, their eclectic/laid back bohemian approach to design is great for accommodating a variety of situations and sensibilities. (Also, the pink credenza in their living room used to belong to Chuck Norris, which is just something I thought you should know ASAP.)
Most of the furniture in the two-story house was passed down from family or friends, which means there is a variety of styles, and lots of sentimentality. For instance, Liz's childhood dresser lives to the left of the television in the living room, just caddy-corner from her mom's antique ice box storage cabinet.
According to the couple, the pink credenza with art deco pulls behind the sofa is a substantial beast, which is definitely a description fit for something that once held Mr. Norris's belongings.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Eclectic, free spirited, mid-century modern, with up-cycled family heirlooms.
Inspiration: Easy, laid back California vibes.
Favorite Element: Having coffee in our sunroom in the mornings.
Biggest Challenge: Renting! If I could, I'd renovate bathrooms and knock down walls. :)
What Friends Say: "Your house is so you."
Biggest Embarrassment: Our garage! (not pictured)
Proudest DIY: Building our shop, MASCOT AESTHETIC.
Biggest Indulgence: I will admit, I'm a bit of a plant addict. Can never have enough plants!
Best Advice: Surround yourself with things that make you feel good and let go of things that don't. Don't be afraid to change it up, move furniture around, paint a wall...embrace the little things we can change in life.
Dream Sources: Travels...shopping the streets of Morocco or Guatemala, textiles and color for days. California deserts and beaches for vibes, and a great road trip to find vintage goods that tell a great story.