Last year the couple purchased their first home, a quaint three-bedroom, one-bathroom 1950s bungalow on a quiet street lined with Seussian-like pine trees and a short drive to Huntington Beach. “I see our house almost like a blank canvas. I love pops of color, adding texture and putting patterns on pattern,” Angie says of the ever-evolving decor. On The Ranch, kid’s toys and Angie’s artwork coexist happily with sophisticated pieces and musical instruments for impromptu gigs by Mark and Andy. “I fill the house with color and he fills the house with sound!” Angie says laughingly. We step inside for a closer look.
How would you describe your interior design style?
Mark: Our home is a classic California suburban home. The inside is open and colorfully decorated with pieces inspired by many different eras and artists, including Angie.
Angie: My style is definitely a little quirky, but fun and functional too. Our home is very playful, colorful and kind of casual—nothing needs to be perfect. I also like to choose pieces that have meaning. Every piece in our house tells a story.
Is your art a key decor element?
Angie: Yes. My background is in painting and mixed media, so a lot of the art pieces in our house are created either by me or our 2-year-old son Andy. They're just scribbles, but they’re also miniature snapshots of a moment in his life.
Mark: That’s what I really like about Angie’s style. You come home and the gallery wall is completely different—maybe it’s all of our son’s artwork or a collaboration of the two—and it changes the whole feeling of the house. To see that process evolve is really fun.
Angie: Our gallery wall is a great introduction into who we are; It tells the story of our sons and of our love for each other.
How does your home reflect your family?
Angie: Like our lounge chair. It’s a vintage piece that we got for our nursery when our first son was born. Everytime we look at it there’s meaning there, and memories of those long nights.
What’s a regular day like on The Ranch?
Angie: When one of us stays home with the boys, our living room becomes our playroom and we bring out the blocks. We even have the ability to extend our living room out onto the patio. It’s a great spot for all of their high-energy demands.
What does your home mean to you?
Angie: I love our home, it feels like family.
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Step inside a classic 1950s suburban home with a playfully creative aesthetic and a personal approach to design.
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