Home Tour: A Juicery Exec’s Cool Industrial Venice Loft
A day in the life of Hayden Slater, the young co-founder of Pressed Juicery (one of the nation’s largest juicing companies), may see the entrepreneur charging the Santa Monica stairs for a morning workout, meeting with his team at the company’s West LA headquarters, or grabbing dinner at one of the area’s healthiest restaurants. But it always begins and ends with a juice in his industrial artist’s loft in Venice.
The words “industrial loft” rarely strike one as cosy, but that’s exactly what Slater’s place is. “My goal was to make a comfortable space that was also aesthetically pleasing, filled with things that I like,” he says. And what fine things those are.
Slater has been collecting art “on a small scale for a couple of years,” he tells me, and his walls are punctuated by enigmatic abstract and figurative pieces by Alison Van Pelt, Robert Rauschenberg, Aaron Sandnes (one of his favourite artists), and more. “I pretty much only buy from Kayne Griffin Corcoran on La Brea,” he says.
The “prod-juicer,” as he calls himself, has so many wonderful pieces—the only problem is finding enough walls for all of his art. With a limited number of places to hang his finds, Slater has resorted to leaning and standing them on nearly every shelf or countertop—including his gorgeous custom cabinetry. Serendipitously, the less-formal display style is a fine match for his self-described “minimalist eclectic” design style.
A quiet colour palette lets the Angeleno’s well-curated art collection take center stage. “I’ve always been inclined to have a calming space, which can be achieved by neutral colours,” he says, “and I love art, so I didn’t want my art to clash with too many colours.”
Slater’s eye for art is rivaled by his taste in vintage furniture, and both complement each other beautifully. He’s outfitted his office with a pair of vintage Charlotte Perriand steel and leather desk chairs, a vintage Knoll armchair, a Jean Boris Lacroix sideboard, and a vintage Omersa Abercrombie leather pig footstool—a truly harmonious collection.
Something tells us there are more standout pieces to come for this talented collector… we’ll have to pop in again next year.
Does Slater’s minimalist eclectic style resonate with you? Could you live in a neutral space like this? Tell us in the comments below.