Amber Valletta's Santa Monica Abode
1. The Back Patio
Thanks to a recent renovation, most of the rooms in supermodel and actress Amber Valletta's house open out onto the garden.
2. The Family Room
For this room, she purchased a metal Moroccan side table in Tulsa, the city where both she and her husband, Olympic volleyball player Chip McCaw, grew up.
3. The Living Room
A Robert Indiana 1967 lithograph anchors the room. The throw pillows are covered in vintage African textiles, which Valletta's Chihuahua-pug mix Mumsey has “a particular taste for - unfortunately, she likes to chew them.”
4. The Dining Room
In the dining area a handpainted de Gournay wallpaper mural of birds and purple flowers "adds a traditional flavor to a very contemporary space," says interior designer Ross Cassidy.
5. The Kitchen
The pendant lights glowing in the kitchen, purchased at the L.A. store Obsolete, were originally used in a Midwestern factory. Small appliances are tucked behind walnut panels.
6. The Bathroom
The rough-hewn texture of a large stone basin in the powder room plays against glistening handmade tiles from Morocco.
7. Vintage Furniture and Fabrics
While new couches and upholstered pieces in Valletta's home were made custom by local artisans who work with natural fibers and sustainable woods, she also loves to collect antique pieces. "That’s a version of being eco-friendly since it’s a way to avoid acquiring new stuff," says her interior designer Ross Cassidy. Pillows on a daybed in her bedroom are covered with a vintage embroidered fabric discovered in Paris.
8. The Personal Touches
Another eco-friendly piece is this beautiful carved wooden table in the living room. It was picked up at a antiques shop in Tulsa. “There’s a sense of playfulness here,” says Valletta. “I wanted a home that’s fun, not fussy.”
9. The Office
Valletta's office is where a team of three employees for her eco-conscious fashion website masterandmuse.com gather to brainstorm new concepts.
10. The Office
The books in Valletta’s cozy Dutch blue office are organized by hue. “I have a thing about color-coding,” she says.
11. The Hallway
A mix of artwork and photos creates an eclectic gallery in the upstairs hallway. A framed collage of Polaroids of Valletta snapped by Richard Avedon leans against a console table.
12. The Master Bedroom
Hot pink walls in the master bedroom make a bold statement. “It’s such a happy, powerful color; I love the way it deepens at sunset,” says Valletta.
13. The Meditation Space
An adjoining room that leads into the bedroom serves as Valletta's meditation space and is decorated with a Biedermeier chaise from her old New York apartment and handpainted wallpaper on the ceiling.