California style means natural colors, indoor-outdoor living, and making sure things are comfortable and never too formal, even if it is traditional.
Can you tell us a little bit about where you're from and how you got started?
I’m originally from Canada, and I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 10 years. My mom was always moving things around and redecorating, so I guess I ultimately got my love of design from her. I worked for Leslie Hunt and later Leslie Denham, and I learned so much from the two of them. After four years of working for others, I started my own firm, Whitney Campeau Interiors.
How would you describe your personal style in your own home?
I would describe my style as a very Californian take on traditional design. I love that new phrase, “the grandmillennial.” I think I’m a little bit of that, but also mixed with a bit of that coastal, Serena & Lily look.
What does California style mean to you?
California style means natural colors, indoor-outdoor living, and making sure things are comfortable and never too formal, even if it is traditional. People want to feel relaxed, like that nice California vibe.
How do you make traditional style feel fresh?
I would say mixing it with more modern pieces or adding natural textures. I love the raffia and other woven furniture that Serena & Lily offers, like the Blake Coffee Table
. Those really help to make a traditional room feel fresh and updated.