Silver Lake Sanctuary
Multi-hyphenate creative reimagines California modernism in an LA hilltop retreat
“California Modern meets Boho” is the way Jaclyn Johnson describes the redesign of a Silver Lake residence she shares with her artist husband and their two dogs. Johnson is an entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author, and CEO living in Los Angeles, California. “We bought the home March 2020. Such an odd time to buy a house, but also perfect because we spent the next eight months renovating, decorating, and spending a ton of time there,” Johnson explained. Her favorite room? “Definitely the kitchen. I love the open concept and spaces to gather; it’s perfect for entertaining,” she said. Johnson’s new Cambria countertops added a welcome dose of modernism, she noted. “The combination of its bright white base and espresso-colored veining is classic yet unfussy, with a modern twist that really speaks to me.”
The newly unveiled HAWKSMOORE™ design from Cambria resembles marble, yet is incredibly durable and food safe, something Johnson requires as an avid baker. “We really did our research and discovered that there is no safer countertop for food prep than Cambria. It’s nonporous and doesn’t absorb food and liquids like our marble counters did. I am all about how things look and feel, so it’s obviously a clear winner. Another bonus is that Cambria is virtually maintenance free, a huge plus in our busy lives.” Whether she’s hosting a dinner party for a crowd or grabbing a quick bite at the immense center island, Cambria countertops are quite literally a strong foundation for every meal, she explained. “Cambria has all the elegance we loved about our marble counters but it is super stain-resistant. That means a spilled cup of coffee or glass of red wine is never cause for alarm.”
Original windows throughout the Spanish-style home fill every space with an abundance of sunlight while retaining the authentic feel of the architecture. Photo by Sara Tramp
Photo by Jessica Bordner
A white pop of Cambria Colton™ makes a clever shelf behind the Japanese soaking tub. The ocean-blue tiles and creamy white tones of Cambria Colton™ on the vanity recall breaking waves. Photos by Sara Tramp
In the primary bath enveloped by deep green tones, the lavish use of Cambria products was a design decision based on Johnson’s affinity for the product line’s enduring style. “We used Cambria in our first home for our shower, and it looks super elegant but also has great durability. We knew we wanted to replace the tile with a more elevated look, especially including the backsplash behind the Japanese soaking tub. We also covered the tub’s step shelf in Cambria, which looks stunning and it’s a great place to add fun accessories.” For Johnson, that’s just one of many small ways to create and cultivate her home.