There are countless ways to counter a house’s unyielding journey toward age; we accomplish this with calm and an appreciation of imperfect beauty. In our practice, we attempt to create interior and architectural balance, design spaces that have structure, purpose, and provide places of comfort. We favor rooms that reveal themselves quietly over time and offer ease to our clients—homes of calibrated simplicity that balance the push and pull of modern life. Our approach is the same for each project: We respond first to a sense of place and persons, not a period or style; our end goal is to balance traditional and modern, aesthetics and function. We firmly believe homes can be filled with less, and still remain powerful spaces.
In designing real-life dream homes intended to last, we are attracted to homes that become broken in, not broken. We source materials that transform with light and organic textures that patina gently like metals that burnish with touch, leathers that soften, and floorboards that reveal more of a home's soul with every year. Our projects are filled with vintage furniture and rugs juxtaposed against custom upholstery, allowing homes to feel contemporary, yet classic and familiar. Employing textural earthy palettes that transition like seasons, the eyes relax into harmonious hues, and we believe such subtlety invites our clients to look closer, dig in and deepen their relationships with a space, and each other.
We expand our practice of interior design into partnerships and collaborations with leading architects, builders, landscape designers, and skilled artisans. Our office engages on every detail from early conception to completion. We actively collaborate with our clients in a process that flows through renderings, floor plan development, interior architectural detailing of kitchen and bathrooms, designing custom furnishings and floor coverings, to final installation.
Outside of our residential practice, we’ve been commissioned to design a number of installations, including for Architectural Digest/Volvo at the WestEdge Design Fair; Living Homes at Dwell on Design; and Woven Accents at DIEM (Design Intersects Everything Made). Over a single year, we were commissioned to design the 2014 Sunset Magazine Idea House, expressing the DISC aesthetic into every detail. Our work also appears in design compendium Hollywood Interiors (Monacelli Press, 2016); and Heath Ceramics: Tile Makes the Room (Ten Speed Press, 2015). The DISC Collection for Smith and Noble’s line of patterned window coverings has released its sophomore collection, a capsule collaboration with Marc Phillips Rugs is now available and collaborations with Exquisite Surfaces and Peace Industries are forthcoming. Though we now work on both coasts, our studio is located in Silver Lake—a thriving community of our art + design peers.
Krista Schrock + David John Dick, principals