Los Angeles-based artist does a range of work — from her and consulting work for Nike to brand development for Splendid and various interior-design jobs. Karen is thrilled to be launching the new website for , her line of art and design tools for kids, and developing their next . Today’s peek inside the home Karen shares with her husband, James, and two kids is what she describes as “mid-century modern meets Topanga Canyon.” With a love of the organic and natural, Karen can’t resist the lines of classic pieces but not without a hint of color, metallic or neon to keep things lively. The dream of simple beach living and ranch life are all part of Karen’s fantasy life plan, helping to inspire her design choices. Thanks so much to Karen and Alex, and thanks to for the photograph! —
Image above: We got that owl wall hanging over the fireplace from the for $35. Score!
Image above: I love all of the mid-century wood furniture in this room, but I have a lingering temptation to lacquer it all in bright colors!
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Image above: painting with Saarinen Tulip chairs and dining table from .
Image above: Obsessed with the gorgeous succulent arrangements made by my good friend Neil from at Sunset Junction. You can also see our Sister [center] seriographs in the background.
Image above: An enameled aluminum piece by — adore the color palette!
Image above: Our entryway with works by Joe Sola, Raymond Pettibon, Anna Sew Hoy, Victor Vasarely and one of my collaborations with the artists of the .
Image above: The owl pillow is one of my absolute favorite pieces — it was made by one of the incredibly talented artists at .
Image above: My son Ace and his collection of skate decks.
Image above: For Ace, this qualifies as quiet time!
Image above: A Chris Johanson painting in my daughter Jersey’s super-pink room.
Image above: The master bedroom
Image above: A Ruth Root painting along with a buddha made from shoelaces by Sanford Biggers and one of my stencil pieces from an installation I did for the .
Image above: Our freshly planted herb and vegetable garden.
Image above: Future broccoli!
Image above: A succulent garden made in a mason jar by my daughter Jersey.
Image above: A custom over-sized picnic table made by my good friend Christian Kastner over at , with planters made at Gillyflowers!