Architecture

Inside Margot Robbie’s Homey New L.A. LuckyChap Leisure Workplace

For the LuckyChap Leisure HQ, the actress and producer and her companions crafted a collaborative area extra comfortably home than sleekly company

In most houses it’s not unusual to search out folks gathered within the kitchen more often than not, regardless how impeccably designed as different rooms could also be. And within the case of the brand new workplace of Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Leisure, it holds true, too. “Folks simply find yourself gravitating towards the kitchen benches anyway, or we do not less than,†says Robbie, who based the media manufacturing firm in 2014 alongside her husband, Tom Ackerley, and longtime associates Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr, a foursome who have been roommates in London.

Of their new downtown L.A. workplace area, “the kitchen is certainly the guts and soul of your complete workplace,†says Kerr, and it was designed to be. It’s the place they maintain Monday morning conferences—they made a aware determination to not have a convention room—and make espresso, bake—scorching cross buns, lemon tarts, and carrot desserts are among the many group’s favorites—cook dinner meals, collaborate and brainstorm concepts, and, on Fridays at 4:30pm, have some wine. Tunes starting from Elton John to the A Star is Born soundtrack are often floating by means of the Marshall audio system. “This was an area we actually wished to really feel open and alluring and cozy, proper all the way down to selecting the chairs,†says Robbie.

“When it got here to the bookshelf we have been all like, ‘Yeah, that’s a extremely cool design!’†says Kerr of the customized piece holding their private books organized by colour within the entrance workplace. Their thought for your complete area, McNamara provides, was to make it snug for different colleagues and collaborators to return and work from as properly.

The remainder of the workplace areas have been additionally designed to foster a collaborative setting, a response to a few of the points confronted of their former, extra closed-off workplace on the Warner Bros. lot. What they have been searching for was a special sort of format, “so we might spend extra time round one another and develop our tasks that manner, and be impressed by the area and and pull from one another,†says Robbie. A free-flowing format, they felt, would promote inventive considering.

The constructing they obtained, nonetheless, wasn’t precisely so open at first. As Ackerley describes, it was claustrophobic and darkish, with low brown ceilings and a protracted, slender kitchen. They turned to designer Cydney Morris of Foxalow Interiors, who had beforehand labored with Robbie and Ackerley to heat up their house, to help with the duty of reinventing the area. “With Cyd’s steerage and a little bit of considering we utterly modified the area,†says Ackerley, including that the prevailing partitions are all utterly new, as are the uncovered white ceilings, pale wooden flooring, and loads of pure gentle. “The one factor we weren’t allowed to place in was skylights.†(Sophia Lin was the general design supervisor of the mission.)

“I simply wished it to go with the remainder of the workplace and really feel relaxed,†says Robbie of her easy request to Morris for her personal workplace. “I really like the shiplap partitions, which [give it] a little bit of a beachy vibe.â€

From there, Morris met with everybody individually about their concepts, which coalesced right into a imaginative and prescient centered round coastal, ethereal interiors. She added shiplap to Robbie’s workplace wall, white linen armchairs, vintage-looking tiles, and an inviting marine blue Farrow & Ball paint on the kitchen cupboards. Kerr describes the look as “lovely, relaxed Westside residing that feels just a little seashore housey with parts of nation farmhouse vibes. Margot and I are from a coastal seashore city in Australia, and I assume the boys are from country-style England, so it’s a mesh of each worlds, actually.â€

For her personal workplace, Robbie says, “I picked the vibe I used to be after and let Cyd do her factor.†On different choices, all 4 personalities had a say. The ladies have been after a extra female aesthetic within the workplace, “and we did push for that as a result of the entire ethos of the corporate is to inform female-driven tales,†says Kerr. In the long run, “it didn’t really feel like there was an excessive amount of pushing and shoving in any respect,†Kerr says of the design course of, a truth probably attributable to their sturdy friendships. That’s in all probability why, when Robbie is requested what she most loves in regards to the workplace, her reply just isn’t in regards to the bodily place. “I prefer it,” she says, “as a result of my associates are there.â€

“It’s nice for conferences to be a bit extra relaxed, moderately than being in a stuffy convention room,†says McNamara of purposely utilizing the kitchen as not solely communal area for cooking, consuming, and consuming, however because the place they arrive collectively to collaborate and develop concepts. Classic-looking Somer titles from Houzz are a favourite function that, together with Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue cupboards, Restoration {Hardware} pendants, white Huge Chill home equipment, and comfortable striped Wayfair stools, make for a relaxed, beach-house-inspired scene.