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?
AS: Organic, cozy, bohemian.
C: Where do you get new ideas and inspiration?
AS: I find inspiration all over really; it’s in magazines, different Instagram design pages, or being in nature.
C: Favorite room in the house?
AS: 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?
AS: 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?
AS: 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?
AS: 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?
AS: An Italian Villa on Lake Como, maybe George Clooney’s? Or a British countryside estate!
C: What’s your rule when entertaining?
AS: Have enough tasty food and drinks, and always make them feel at home and comfortable.
C: Best advice for DIYers?
AS: 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?
AS: Get recommendations from others, or read their reviews online.
C: How do you take your coffee?
AS: With cream and a little sugar!