Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

Soothing neutral palettes serve as a backdrop for irresistibly touchable textural mixes and ever-changing gradations and movements of natural light.

All photos by Richard Powers unless otherwise noted

“I strive to achieve rooms where people can sit and get lost in what they see,” says the West Coast designer Ohara Davies-Gaetano, who finds portals to the past in the Continental antiques she sources for clients. In a Mediterranean-style villa south of Los Angeles, she installed an 18th-century Italian painted ceiling in the dining room, a scene stealer whose trompe l’oeil effects impart fantasy to an otherwise simple, serene space. A pair of Swedish painted chairs from 1stDibs flank an Italian breakfront, and the finish on a custom dining table echoes the ceiling above, for a highly unified — not to say transporting — room.

“The soulful moments that come from the unexpected beauty of an architectural detail, a work of art, a lustrous light fixture, an antique door or ceiling have become the underlying thread that runs throughout our work.”

Photo by The Ingalls

Design philosophy?

“A home should bring comfort and sanctuary. I encourage my clients to love and live with art, to appreciate architecture, embrace imperfection and materials with history and to allow us to design them a home where they can dream.”

Photo be The Ingalls
Skip to Content