Coffee With: Amy Smart

Q&A With Amy Smart

Casaza: How did you get your start?
Amy Smart:
I started modeling and doing commercials as a teenager and taking acting classes in LA. My first acting job was in an MTV Rock the Vote campaign. I slowly got bigger acting roles.

C: How would you describe your style?
Organic, cozy, bohemian.

C: Where do you get new ideas and inspiration?
I find inspiration all over really; it's in magazines, different Instagram design pages, or being in nature.

C: Favorite room in the house?
I love hanging out in our living room. It's relaxing with no T.V. in it and a great communal place to have our coffees in the morning, read books to our daughter, have good conversations, light a fire, and have a glass of wine at night.

C: Recent project that inspired you?
We are renovating our kitchen, and there are so many gorgeous inspirational kitchens out there! It's been so much fun to create the one we want with different elements we love.

C: Favorite texture/pattern/color?
Rose Tarlow makes really beautiful fabrics… We used one on our upholstered bed, its 100% hemp in the pattern Montague and color Mineral on Fog. It feels very natural and organic, and yet upscale and refined.

C: What is “good design” to you?
I like a room to feel clean and inviting with organic pieces mixed in, like pottery, plants, wood accents.

C: Pack your bag! You're moving into a famous home. Whose is it?
An Italian Villa on Lake Como, maybe George Clooney's? Or a British countryside estate!

C: What’s your rule when entertaining?
Have enough tasty food and drinks, and always make them feel at home and comfortable.

C: Best advice for DIYers?
Don’t be scared to be creative!! Go for it, you can always redo it if it doesn’t work out.

C: Best advice for those hiring a pro?
Get recommendations from others, or read their reviews online.

C: How do you take your coffee?
With cream and a little sugar!