From dramatic walk-in closets to sophisticated, multi-functional home offices, we are always sourcing inspiration to achieve our clients’ custom designs. Interior designer, Ashlina Kaposta, also known as The Decorista
, understands this well and is equally passionate about transforming spaces into livable, beautiful environments that her clients truly enjoy. Kaposta spoke with California Closets about how design can play a major role in people’s lives and how she personally approaches a new project.
What three words describe your design style?
Bold, beautiful and glamorous.
What’s your favorite design trend for 2016?
I don’t like trends, but I love that mixing metallics
are everywhere right now.
Who would be your dream client and why?
Lenny Kravitz. I am so in love with his aesthetic and design taste, it would be amazing to collaborate with him.
You work both in Texas and Los Angeles: What are some of the design trend similarities you see in these two places?
I think there’s a big bohemian vibe happening in both L.A. and Texas that is so chic — organized and modern glamour
with a bohemian flair.
What’s the first thing you do when you walk into a new client’s space?
I love to identify the bones of a space. I always like to immediately dream up what I could create because I can see beyond what’s there already.
How do you think having a beautifully decorated home can enhance a person’s life?
It’s everything. Coco Chanel said, ‘An interior is the natural projection of the soul.’ This explains it all. How your home is, your life is. You can change your life by creating a sanctuary that allows you to live as your best self. This is my main focus with all of my clients — to figure out what in their lives they want to create and how we can design a home to support that.
Whether you’re considering a small refresh or a completely reimagined space, design can impact your everyday experience at home. Tell us how a home transformation has changed your life. #ccbeforeafter
Photos by The Decorista