Interior design and gardens generally fall into the contemporary or traditional camps. I have always enjoyed the confidence, clean lines, and structural organization modern spaces create. On the other hand, traditional styles are heavy on character and emotion. How to choose?

The solution for me has been to focus on regional materials, design, and history. By narrowing the range of options, I am able to create spaces in both traditional and contemporary settings - and some combinations of the two - while focusing on the best possible synthesis of design and materials within these parameters.

As the company grows we hope to add to our portfolio furniture, accessories, and textiles that are inspired by the region.

Please follow along in our journal, Of Oaks & Olives as we explore the often forgotten native elements of Southern California, early influences on the region, and a re-evaluation of associated styles and architecture.

-Jason Hatheway