The Honest Company is the brainchild of actress Jessica Alba and co-founder Christopher Gavigan, both parents of small children and passionate about the need for healthy, eco-friendly, affordable (and stylish) products for families.
When it came to outfitting the lobby of the company’s new L.A. headquarters, we were thrilled when Jessica, a long-time vintage-lover, turned to us. We couldn’t be happier with the result, and we sat down with Jessica to chat about the process and our shared addiction to flea-market shopping.
How does the lobby represent The Honest Company’s philosophy?
“Effective, functional items don’t have to be boring, beige, or blah. That’s why I wanted The Honest Company products to have a modern, fashionable feel—no need to hide things behind cabinet doors! I want employees and visitors to feel happy, inspired, and at home when they walk in and to make themselves comfortable.”
What do you think vintage adds to a space?
“As much as I love color and style, I also wanted the items we bring into our office to be safe and sustainable. One way to accomplish this is by going vintage. When you furnish a space with secondhand furniture, it’s better for the environment, and it gives the room a one-of-a-kind feel.”
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I want employees and visitors to feel happy, inspired, and at home when they walk in and to make themselves comfortable.
Do you have vintage pieces in your own home?
“I’m an admitted Craigslist and flea-market addict. I love hunting for the perfect diamond in the rough of vintage treasure—especially Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency-style pieces. Everything from my living room couches to lighting fixtures to [daughter] Haven’s nursery dresser to my bathroom vanity are vintage pieces that have been updated with a little love and elbow grease.”
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How did you choose a color scheme?
“The Honest Company’s product packaging inspired the color palette. We used the eco-friendly brand Mythic Paint, a no-VOC line. The light teal color is a quarter of the strength of the tinting of our Honest teal.”
Give Your Office a Vintage Makeover
The mastermind behind the lobby’s soulful vintage style, our special projects manager Alex Reid, shares a few tips for adding a bit of vintage character to your work space.
Draw the Eye In
“The mirror-top Lucite console table creates a central focus, and it’s a fun piece—you can’t find those ’70s pieces everywhere.”
Contrast Textures and Styles
“The wood ladder doubling as a magazine rack is a contrast to the sleek finish and sophistication of the other objects.”
Tie Things Together
“Mixing different styles is great as long as you pick a color palette and stick to it. Then you can add in multiple textures.”
Go for It
“Don’t be afraid to make your office feel like a home.”