Manhattan Beach

In the summer of this year, Studio Haslund worked with the team at AAHA Architects as an interior stylist to infuse a Scandinavian style into a contemporary home in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles. As a stylist, my mission was to bring a Scandinavian aesthetic that complemented AAHA Studio’s vision.  

Tasked with styling a recently completed home designed by AAHA architects, I curated a selection of mid-Century modern and contemporary design pieces from Studio Haslund’s partner brands and my own personal collection. Notable objects included the iconic Carl Hansen & Søn Wishbone Chair (CH24), Louise Roe Glassware, and mid-century Danish glassware from Holmegaard. A bespoke rug, designed by Studio Haslund, is featured within the large dining area, bringing cohesion to the space. 

The pared-back style I introduced into the house lets the architecture speak for itself. I used iconic Danish design pieces, such as the CH24 (Wishbone) from Carl Hansen & Søn, and the Saxe Lounge chair from by Lassen. Grounding the space is the Studio Haslund designed bespoke rug.

The CH24, Saxe Lounge chair and Louise Roe Balloon 04, grounded by a specially designed Studio Haslund rug.

To add floristry into the shoot, I brought several pieces of Louise Roe glassware and ceramics to create floral arrangements. Of note is the bouquet within Louise Roe’s Balloon 04 vase in Raw White ceramic. It provides a subtle contrast, being a contemporary design surrounded by Mid-century Danish modern.

The Balloon vase from Louise Roe

The open-plan kitchen features high-quality finishes and fixtures. I chose pastel-coloured furniture and accessories, paired with pops of colour to complement the stainless steel tap and kitchen fixtures, alongside the light natural wood floors and kitchen cabinets.

A view down the open plan living area through the kitchen.

The residence is a testament to AAHA Studio’s commitment to universal design and stands as an embodiment of open, spacious, and light-filled living. The open-plan design seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a connection with the home’s surroundings. AAHA’s design ethos is rooted in the belief that great design should be universal. AAHA Studio prioritises the client’s vision emphasising their family-run mentality, with a concierge-style approach to ensure a unique, inspiring, and individual design. 

It's all in the details - Louise Roe Balloon vase and ceramic coffee cups