Pieces @ Home - Rhett Baruch and Patty Sanchez

What makes you feel at home in your own space?

I think I’ll finally admit here: that what makes me feel most at home is peak organized chaos of inventory. I often prefer lounging on a yoga mat and the occasional sculptural, close to non-functional, seating. After a deep clean and thoughtful reorganizing of the shelving, surfaces and floorscape, it feels best then. We can breathe and be sure there is nowhere thats bugging us and if a client were to make an appointment, we’re ready to go. It’s all business here really.

What does home mean to you?

Good question. It’s most satisfying and calming when cooking or baking and eating together in a freshened environment. We don't enjoy super modern laid back activity, deep sofas and large screens are not currently our jam. Some days I crave a simpler aesthetic and cozy interior.

Is there a particular piece in your space that is most special to you?

I would say the living room as it has functioned as my studio, showroom and lounge. The light is really special throughout the day and has west facing arched windows, it can feel like a treehouse with a breeze.

In terms of designing your space, what was your approach?

The design is really spontaneous and intuitive. Nothing is purchased or curated with a real consideration to the entire space, there’s too much and too many styles, mediums and colors. Often we find that pieces just end up together upon a new delivery or acquisition, in a corner and it really quickly becomes a vignette.

Biggest indulgence that brings you joy in your home?

Super simple on that, ribeye steaks and Diptyque candles.

Is there an element of color in your apartment that makes you most happy and why?

As much as I like color, nothing specific comes to mind. Patty was really proud to have gotten me to agree to paint the hallway a Swedish blue, not mad at it!

Era of design that most speaks to you?

There are greats I admire in most every segment of design, but only a few come to mind and they don't really direct how I live or collect. I was never too specific about any of it. Vladimir Kagan, Pucci De Rossi and Ettore Sottsass come to mind.

Designer, artist, person who most influences your home style?

Jacques Grange, Celine Hallas and Doug Meyer.

How do you see Pieces fitting into your space and blending with your style?

They are a no brainer, shapes, colors, quality and adventurous. I love bringing soft textures in.