Sofie Howard’s Malibu Mobile Home Gets a Bohemian ’70s Makeover


The perfect artwork/vogue/model has rigidity—a push and pull between textures, colours, and shapes. This latest undertaking by a Remodelista favourite, LA-based Reath Design, has that coveted rigidity in spades. It’s a modest cell house, however sited in an unique Malibu Seashore neighborhood. It feels youthful but worldly. It juxtaposes somber, autumnal colours with extra spring-like lavenders and greens. It locations classic rattan stools subsequent to a luxurious, color-blocked velvet sectional.

And all of it by some means works. “I’m the happiest woman on the planet once I’m right here,” says Sofie Howard, a photograph producer who has labored for high-profile shoppers like Nike and Beats by Dre. Longtime good friend and Reath founder Frances Merrill had already labored her magic on Sofie’s prior two properties (one in all which was a smaller cell house in the identical sought-after trailer park neighborhood of Paradise Cove), so Sofie knew she might belief her to redo her seaside shack—however make it vogue.

The entire undertaking was seamless—”When the belief is already constructed up, it actually flies,” says Frances—however getting that easy look takes effort. The important thing? “Take a look at, take a look at, take a look at, take a look at once more. After which make a leap.”

Pictures by Laure Joliet.

the previous owner, a famous actress, had remodeled the 1,000 square foot trai 9
Above: The earlier proprietor, a well-known actress, had transformed the 1,000-square-foot trailer to be fashionable, white, and glossy. Sofie and Frances’ imaginative and prescient for the house was the antithesis of this, extra bohemian-chic than Hollywood bling. First order of enterprise: line the ceiling with pink cedar planks that heat up the house and provides it a retro ’70s grooviness.

lavender kitchen cabinets are tempered by the brown fireclay tile backsplash. h 10
Above: Lavender kitchen cupboards are tempered by the brown Fireclay Tile backsplash. Hovering over the island are ceramic pendant lights by Kevin Willis. The classic rattan stools are from Amsterdam Fashionable.
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Above: An extended, custom-designed nook banquette gives ample seating for Sofie and her household. Nakashima chairs encompass Ilse Crawford’s Collectively Desk. The upholstery cloth used for the banquette bench is from Raoul Textiles.
years before, frances had picked up the vintage 1970s italian resin pendant la 12
Above: Years earlier than, Frances had picked up the classic Seventies Italian resin pendant lamp—that includes actual stems of foliage and blades of grass—with the hope that she would discover a good house for it at some point.
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Above: The multicolored sectional, a signature Reath design component, is Sofie’s favourite a part of the house. “Your complete household can cozy up right here and snicker and discuss,” she says. The upholstery cloth is from Knoll’s Intuition K2258 line.
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Above: The green-lavender-rust coloration palette extends into the primary bed room. Right here, a Restoration {Hardware} mattress was given a bohemian makeover through layers of textiles (the rug draping the headboard was a present from Sofie’s son). Frances sourced the cheery deadstock Pikkudaalia patterned wallpaper from Helsinki-based Tapettitalo.
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Above: This fire and a sizzling tub had been the one options that Sofie selected to go away untouched. French membership chairs from the Twenties present good seating in entrance of the fireplace.
Above: “Calm and content material,” says Sofie, pictured right here, is how she feels when she’s in her Paradise Cove trailer.

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