A Wellness Guru's Cabin-Like Home in Rustic Canyon
Amanda Chantal Bacon is known for opening the much buzzed 'Moon Juice' on Rose Avenue in Los Angeles. Because her business grew bigger, she had to move to Los Angeles, which she said something that she did not expect. She shares in a Vogue interview, "I had this amazing love shack in Venice that I bought the month I opened Moon Juice. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else."
The lifestyle tycoon soon had to look for a home closer to her business, and it she soon found a home that fits what she had in her mind. She shares, "I wanted something that was big and bright and open, with really clean lines-something that my little boy could turn into a very big boy in."
And so she found a home Rustic Canyon, west of Los Angeles. Having built against a sloping hillside, the house looked and felt like a vacation cabin. It was a 1950s home with renovations done by Frank Gehry in the early '80s. Bacon's family wanted a free-form approach to living and she made their house reflect the relaxed disposition that she had.
In their living room you can see mid-century laps and tufted ottomans, an odd combination which works for Bacon's style.
Bacon arranged her bed right beside the corner wall as suggested by David Cho, a fesh shui expert. The windows in this room give a magnificent view of the rise and fall of the moon.
On the ground floor is an area especially for the wellness guru's 4-year-old son, Rohan. There are wooden floors and a canvas tent is pitched at the center, encouraging the little one to play while his parents entertain guests in the outdoor dining area. Bacon shares that they chose not to have a formal dining room, as they wanted to maintain the relaxed way of entertaining their friends and loved ones.