To go along with the collaboration they also toured Wasson’s Spanish-style Venice space and interviewed her about her laid-back decorating sensibility. “The first time I walked through this property it felt like my past, present, and future all in one space,” she said. “It had such a rad spirit.”
Erin calls her style “flea market makeshift.” A seasoned collector, she believes you should buy what you love, because in a home, those things will naturally work together. “If I found it in the trash, it’s going up,” Erin says. From needlepoints to 1960s bumper stickers and Fornasetti plates, her art arrangements have an anything-goes attitude. And even her method seems backward: “Anywhere I’ve lived, I start banging into the walls first,” she says. “I don’t believe in a home that feels too precious. People overthink it, but decorating should be an organic experience. I don’t want to feel like I’m living on a set.”
“The most important thing about a home is music and lighting,” says Erin, an avid record collector. “I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I didn’t have a candle to light and a needle to drop.” Her aim is to make people feel like they want to “get cozy and hang out” the moment they walk in the house.” For Erin, a successful dinner party ends with lots of wine and someone breaking out a guitar, (her garage after all is a former recording studio).
It also turns out that she does the gardening herself, sourcing pots and plants from Topanga Canyon to Palm Springs. The Astroturf on her rooftop she laid down herself. She is also a seasoned cook. “Cookbooks are like my bible,” she says. Traveling to local farmer’s markets and as far as Joshua Tree to buy small-batch coffee, she’s serious about her ingredients. Even on the go, Erin packs her lunch in a vintage wicker picnic basket. “I refuse to eat airplane food,” she says.
Read more of the interview here and continue browsing through her home after the jump!
Photos: A Look Inside Erin Wasson’s Bohemian Venice Home via One Kings Lane