The Cool California Home of the Founders of Health-Ade Kombucha
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It seems difficult to believe that Daina and Justin Trout, co-founders of popular drink brand, Health-Ade Kombucha, only moved into their stunning Westside home five months ago. With each room more pulled together and well designed than the last, it seems as if this effortlessly styled home would have taken years to get every detail right. The combination of California boho meets mid-century chic hits all the right notes, while the open and airy aspects of the house play right into the bright nature of its residents.
Daina and Justin started Health-Ade Kombucha with their best friend, Vanessa, five years ago. At the time they both had other careers but they started making their own kombucha at home. Their friends liked it so much, they started working out of their pint-sized apartment and selling the kombucha at farmers markets. Business just kept growing and growing and the couple are thrilled that the success of their company has now allowed them to buy their own home in a desirable Los Angeles locale. The house is the perfect size for the growing family — plus the lush backyard has plenty of space for their young son, Hendricks, to play.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: California Bohemian (I’ve been told) with a little mid-century flair.
Inspiration: Nature. For this reason I kept the house white, because it really makes the beautiful floors, plants, and art stand out and be the hero.
Favorite Element: Probably the high ceilings, the floors, and the school-house windows. I also love that every light works, is dimmable, and is EXACTLY where you’d want it to be! This may seem like a no-brainer, but living in old apartments my whole adult life this hasn’t always been the case!
Biggest Challenge: Water bill! We still are figuring this one out. I am really cognizant of reducing our footprint, but I’m still figuring out how I can reduce water. The grass drinks a ton, and we are thinking of ways to rectify that.
What Friends Say: It’s a great place for guests—every room has a full bathroom, so you really feel like you have your own space. Plus the fridge is huge, so there’s always cold wine and kombucha ready for drinking.
Biggest Embarrassment: The holes I’ve made in the garage from being such a bad dart thrower—I don’t even make it onto the board half the time.
Proudest DIY: Hendriks’ room. I got some birch trees, and came up with a design that really highlights the room and his precious dream catcher in a way I love. Feels like art, and it only cost me $50 to make!
Biggest Indulgence: The grand piano and the saltwater hot tub. Both of us got one “indulgence,” and it’s telling of what we love to relax to. Justin—music, Me—massages.
Best Advice: You will end up in the house you were meant to be in. It was hard looking, and so many houses fell through beneath us, and we were so depressed. Then Campbell showed up, and it’s been a dream come true.
Dream Sources: I love going to local flea markets and trading posts. California is filled with artists and therefore art, and it’s awesome what you can find from local people that work with their hands. Usually, their work is hand-made and therefore very high quality, and matches my California Bohemian Asthetic. Finally, you can get people almost always to do some custom stuff for you, so it’s pretty much amazing! I love etsy for this too—I find the local LA shops on Etsy and shop there as well.
Zander 8-Drawer Dresser – Crate & Barrel
Set of 5 Mod Planters on Hairpin Leg Stands, SKU: MOD126 – Sun Beam Vintage
Pots for plants – Crate&Barrel
Bench – Fairfax trading post, it’s a refurbishing of the LA county courthouse bench when they redid it in 2012. I painted with Dragonfly by Benjamin Moore.
Purchased boat “shelf” over the bench from a trading post/flea market in Boston that was selling pieces of a boat (use rose water to keep the wood from drying out)
Rooster painting over the couch (Daina’s mom painted — Ruta Slekys)
Built play center for Hendriks
Dog/Cat paintings – SunBeam vintage (sunbeamvintage.com) — Pharrell, Lady Gaga, “Boss 882“, “Red Glasses 566“
Couch – Karnes Queen Plus Sleeper Sofa in indigo – Crate & Barrel
Shelving – Ikea
Toys – Ikea
Couch — LOVESAC, brown herringbone
Box Frame Storage Coffee Table – Raw Mango / Antique Bronze – West Elm
Dries Leather Sling, Nutmeg – West Elm
Leather (faux) pillow on Etsy — EAHomeCollection
Sheepskin pillow – ARTICLE
Tower 29″ Table Lamp by Nova of California — WAYFAIR
Orange Buffet Table – Fairfax Trading Post with handles from Anthropologie
Thyme Persian Style Rug – Pottery Barn
Burgundy pillow on couch + chair both handmade by Daina’s mom
Record player stand/table from Etsy
Mid-Century Style Custom Walnut Bar Record Cabinet — custom by TheHuntVintageLA
Vintage wood speakers
Cupholders on couch — lovesac.com
2 blue chairs at ends The “Knolla” Upholstered Dining Chair – SunBeam Vintage (Pictured in wasabi, but available to order in cobalt blue.)
Custom Dining Table found by my sister Alisa at adesign-shop.com
Lowe Smoke Dining chairs – Crate & Barrel
Painting behind the table – Daina’s grandfather’s from Lithuania (same as one mentioned in Kitchen)
Eggplant painting and pear paintings both painted by Daina’s mom
Pine cone on kitchen table (rests in wood hand) fell from a tree and almost hit Daina when she and Justin were hiking in Idyllwild. We thought we should keep it
Custom Kitchen table: Company off etsy is called: “Old Pine” Uktola@sbcglobal.net
Eve Buttoned Chair — West Elm (Lagoon)
Riviera Stripe Drape with Blackout Liner, 50 x 108″, Navy – Pottery Barn
All drape hardware – cast iron line at pottery barn (Is this the accurate product?)
Side table – ARTICLE
Console table – Fairfax trading post
Bed from AllModern, Kathrine Upholstered Platform Bed
Pillows from Californialivinhome on Etsy
Linens from Etsy—handmade — by ADCoutureHome
Framed paintings over dresser — from Lithuania (Daina is Lithuanian, but born in Canada)
Framed Brain art piece — Fairfax Trading Post
Emery Linen/Cotton Grommet Drape with Blackout, 50 x 108″, Gray – Pottery Barn
All drape hardware – cast iron line at pottery barn
Birch tree art – DIY by me, trees logs bought by Wilson Evergreens
Crib – Craigslist
Dresser – Fairfax Trading Post
Rocking Poang chair – IKEA
Upholstered Sleigh Bed Set, King, Linen Weave, Platinum – West Elm
Emery Linen/Cotton Grommet Drape with Blackout, 50 x 108″, Ivory – Pottery Barn
Sheets – Boll and Branch
All drape hardware – Ppottery Barn
Handcrafted American Walnut 6 Drawer Dresser – Sun Beam Vintage
“Rogers” Nightstands w/Slanted Legs & Drawer – Sun Beam Vintage
Vintage lamps on nightstands — Fairfax Trading Post
Leather Pouf — Etsy from SouSouDesign
Pillows from ElemenOPillows — Etsy and CaliforniaLivinHome and DanielleOakeyShop on Etsy
Macrame piece over bed — stellablueboho.com
Upholstered bench at end of bed — Overstock
Boat scene painting on floor — painted by Daina’s mom
Owl Door Stop — West elm
Thanks, Daina and Justin!
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