TURLOCK SHOWHOUSE: Family Room by Natasha Minasian

After creating five Christopher Kennedy Compound showhouses in Palm Springs for Modernism Week, in 2019 I was lured to Turlock, California by a homeowner looking to create an exciting interiors experience in a classic American town. ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME served as our national media sponsor and published the project and published the project on the pages of its beautiful magazine.

For the design of the family room, I turned to my friend -- and Christopher Kennedy Compound alum -- Natasha Minasian. Natasha's favorite color, as you will see, is black -- and she used it to great effect. In an otherwise bright house, Natasha created a soothing and cozy TV room hangout for the family to enjoy.

Wallpaper by Thibaut wraps the space. We often keep media rooms dark in our designs, at is much easier on the eyes to watch television against a dark background.

Rather than stare at a blank black screen on the wall, lately we have been loving the Frame TV by Samsung! It looks just like a piece of art and you can upload any image you like! For bedrooms and living rooms, it is a great design-friendly alternative.


About Natasha Minasian


Known for keeping her spaces timeless and cool, Natasha Minasian believes that interior design is a balancing act between beauty, function and mood. She believes that a design should never focus too much on one piece in particular, but the harmony of the pieces in the space; the vibe they create. A well-designed space can have a transformative effect on the mood of its inhabitants.

Heavily influenced by Film, and Fashion, Natasha's keen room-styling skills incorporate touches of edgy glamour with comfort and luxury. She layers her spaces with depth and dimension, while careful not to overdo it. She believes a room should never look “too perfect”. Natashas meticulous attention to detail is focused on creating a special atmosphere unique to the space. Her designs have an ambiance of effortless elegance.

Natasha is the principal designer at her eponymous firm, Natasha Minasian Interiors, in Orange County, CA. She is an owner and buyer for Designers Resource Collection (DRC San Diego), and The Studio at DRC in Costa Mesa, CA.

Natasha has a B.A. from UC Irvine in Film and Media Studies. She studied Interior Design at Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, CA.

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