#RGatHome Design Archives: Punch Hutton
Rolling Greens is LA’s premier boutique destination for all things home! A lot of our repeat customers are like family to us and we love hearing about how they have incorporated our product into their homes. That’s why this fall we are launching a new series called #RGatHome Design Archives, where we bring you behind the scenes and into the homes of some of our favorite clients. Join us once a month to get some genuine inspiration from some of our favorite people. This month Punch Hutton invited us over and we couldn’t be more thrilled to launch this series with her up first!
Punch is no stranger to LA. The creative director of West Hollywood's San Vicente Bungalows grew up in the city, but spent 17 years in New York as deputy editor of Vanity Fair. She and her family have moved back west, and are settling into the Hollywood Hills, where she mixes classic, vintage, and modern design—fine art and antiques commingle with ceramics, potted succulents, fiddle-leaf fig trees, and natural elements on her mantles and tablescapes. Continue reading below for an inside look into her new home and life in Los Angeles.
A LITTLE Q&A WITH PUNCH:
How are you settling into your new home?
My family and I moved back to Los Angeles from New York about a year and a half ago. As we were setting up our house, I really wanted a big, beautiful plant to sit in our entryway, and I didn't know where to go. And it was actually my mother in law who suggested Rolling Greens. And on my way there, I called my mom, and told her [where I was going], and she said, "of course! It's the best!"
My mom is an interior designer, she works with you all the time in your shop and in Culver City. We walked in thinking we were just going to buy a plant, but we came away with furniture, marble, the iron table, the lanterns...
What kind of pieces do you look for when you're designing your home?
So when people ask, "What's your style?" the answer is we don't have a style, and I like that we don't have a style.
It's eclectic, and we find the pieces that we like that make us happy. We're not afraid of bold colors or patterns or accents. We like happy rooms. But sometimes you need a classic piece, and then on a classic piece you can throw on something that's a little different.
And you're embracing lifestyle. We bought so much furniture from you, it started as accent pieces, and now, look at these chairs—we love them (referring to the pair of vintage mid-century modern club chairs pictured below)!
Do you spend a lot of time outside?
We spend so much time outside. We have a pizza oven outside and a big table —which we got from Rolling Greens! (pictured below, styled with items from RG’s pantry section)— where we might do Thanksgiving dinner.
What's your favorite room in the house?
We like to create a happy home, a place where everyone loves to gather. For us that tends to be where there's seating, and a television, and a fireplace. For us, that's also the kitchen. I think the kitchen, in most homes, is a really happy place. It's got a lot of activity, you can welcome people in. The kids do their homework there.
How do you feel that you've adapted your New York style to living in California? How has Rolling Greens helped you adapt?
Here in Los Angeles we live much more indoor/outdoor, whereas in New York, you're in a 2,000 square foot apartment, and most people don't have outdoor space. So here, we have plants inside, plants outside, we have our doors open all the time.
And you have your dogs! Did you have dogs in New York?
No, it's not fair to them. Here, they can go outside, swim in the pool, they run around in the yard. That was actually the bribe we made to our children. We promised them a dog and a pool, and now we have two dogs!
Thanks for joining us! Check in next month for another At Home feature!