Oh Beauty Interiors Presents Heathercliff in Malibu

Gabrielle Aker

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Editor’s Note: Gabrielle Aker of Oh Beauty Interiors tells the story, in her own words, of her latest project, a wonderful location in Malibu, CA that served as the temporary home of one of her clients after suffering extensive damage to their home in the recent California fires.

Gabrielle Aker - Malibu rentalPhoto Credit: Bethany Nauert

After the devastating loss of their home in the Malibu fires, our extraordinary clients moved into this Malibu cottage overlooking Point Dume as the 2-year process of rebuilding their home began.

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With the desire to make their temporary digs feel like the oasis they needed, we took on the task of making the rental feel like THEM… contemporary, youthful, artistic, and full of life! But of course, after the trauma of the previous year, the space also needed to be peaceful, meditative, and rejuvenating.

As lovers of hosting and entertaining, it was important to have the space be both beautiful and comfortable, with a cohesive flow from end to end. With a shared love of nature and organic materials, we kept the palette neutral and natural with pops of blue throughout (it’s Malibu after all!). With our clients (and us!) being LA natives, we did our best to source accessories that were, with a few exceptions, exclusively made in LA.

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Instead of purchasing expensive art that may or may not work in their new house, we filled the walls with photos taken by our client’s son, acting as a constant reminder of all the love they have received over the past year and the people surrounding them as they enter their next chapter!

For more on Oh Beauty Interiors, visit http://www.ohbeautyinteriors.com.

Gabrielle Aker - Malibu rental 3Photo Credit: Bethany Nauert


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