This Chic Home Pushes Back on Las Vegas Style Stereotypes

Starting with a young couple’s contemporary art collection, designer Daniella Villamil crafted colorful interiors full of elevated glamour
This Chic Home Pushes Back on Las Vegas Style Stereotypes
Art: Kelly Puissegur

Adjacent to the living room is the kitchen and dining nook, both painted the same Benjamin Moore Forest Green as the front door. White oak floors and a large window behind the dining table help balance the jewel tone and keep the room from feeling too dark. Green tones continue in the primary suite, where Villamil limewashed the walls. As it was one of the few walls in the home without art, the designer wanted to create visual interest through texture. The custom-designed bed, a piece from Kim and Chris’s previous home, presented the project’s biggest challenge: The only way to get the bed into the building without craning it in was to cut it in half, transport it using the elevators, then have a team reassemble it in the room. A neutral-toned primary bathroom is a calming contrast and a beloved end-of-the-day retreat.

Color abounds elsewhere: Chris’s office features a moody palette of blue-gray that extends into the adjoining bathroom; the powder room is a study in mixing patterns (bold yellow Maison C wallpaper plays nice with checkered Moroccan floor tile and a Calacatta Viola marble counter). Even the laundry room received a colorful reboot, with Farrow & Ball’s deep Merlot-toned Brinjal coating the cabinetry. Antiques and art round out the home, and, with a story behind every piece, it’s an unfolding blueprint of Chris and Kim’s life adventures.

“Daniella’s ability to bring together contrasting colors and textures is her greatest strength,” Chris says. “It’s one thing to take a bunch of things that feel different and jam them all together, but to create a room where everything comes together to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts—that’s a bit of magic.”