Aimee Song had good style long before her popular blog and lifestyle brand, Song of Style, hit the big time. Now, the fashion influencer-turned-entrepreneur has the Los Angeles home of her dreams, and she’s showing it off to Architectural Digest.
“We got the house literally right before the pandemic,” Song said of the 1920s Spanish revival home she shares with longtime boyfriend Jacopo Moschin. With only two owners in the past, the house needed a bit of work to become an open and inviting space, particularly since the couple was expecting a baby at the time of their interview.
“Spanish style homes are great but they also tend to be very dark with lots of tiny rooms and few windows,” Song told AD. The first big change was the kitchen, which was originally “half the size” of its current space. Now, it’s the most used room in the home. The “fresh and airy” room now has a T-shaped island featuring a Calacatta Viola marble countertop. It’s where they host Friday night game nights, which started with a smaller pod during the pandemic and has since expanded. There’s also a breakfast room, where an RH round dining table is surrounded by chairs as light streams in. Doors that open up to their backyard, helping to create the indoor/outdoor vibe the couple craved.
In the dining room, they paired Song’s 19th-century original vintage George Nakashima chairs with Jacopo’s dining piece, a Charlotte Perriand En Forme Libre for Cassina table, from his home in New York. The room was completed with a chest from Korea that Song assumes is “100 years old,” and a custom ceramic vase Jacopo had made for Song’s birthday.
“He and my closest friends wrote 365 messages to put inside,” Song explained, calling it the “most meaningful” piece in her home.
The minimalist living room features Song’s Mario Bellini sofa, a vintage Camaleonda couch she had in previous homes. Now, it’s a focal point of the room, which has beamed ceilings and a fireplace.
One transformative change to the home was the den, which had been turned into a walk-in closet before it became a nursery for the couple’s new baby boy.
“We just want[ed] to redo everything,” said Song, who admitted they had “literally decided last week” what to do with the space. It’s a good thing they made the decision, because their little one arrived just the day after photos were taken for the spread. Now, the nursery, which features dreamlike Morris & Co. wallpaper in green with illustrations of animals and trees, is a strong contrast to the rest of the house, which Song describes as “very clean and white.”
“With the nursery, I really just wanted color and wallpaper. Plus, even though we’re having a boy, I never liked the idea of pink for a girl and blue for a boy.”
Now complete, the couple’s home’s evolution is one they love so much that they’re even thrilled when they have to return from their travels.
“Now we have our dream house that we built together,” Song said. “Every time we travel we’re always so excited to get back home and just stay home.”