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Finding the Unexpected with Erick Garcia

For Los Angeles interior designer Erick Garcia, every project is an opportunity to play with a mix of old and new. Contemporary silhouettes alongside timeworn antiques. Sleek, lustrous velvets and nubby bouclés beneath beams of reclaimed wood. For Erick, that dichotomy creates spaces that feel inviting and approachable. “I love creating a language between every piece,” he says. “My design style is creating peaceful and intentional spaces that feel curated.”

As the founder and principal designer of Maison Trouvaille, Erick has taken on residential and commercial projects for clients who celebrate his sensibilities, attention to detail, and unique perspective fueled by global travel. “A ‘trouvaille’ is something discovered by chance,” Erick explains. “It’s a concept central to my process—finding that unexpected, perfect piece that brings magic and joy to my clients.”


Though his work has taken him around the world, one of Erick’s most exciting projects was found right in the heart of L.A.—a 1920s Spanish-style revival that radiated much of its original character and charm. “I could see the vision for the transformation immediately,” Erick recalls. “The bones were already there… and with the lush backyard and sparkling pool, it was an entertainer’s dream.”

Carefully preserved by its previous owners and surrounded by more contemporary homes, the century-old dwelling was a discovery too unique to pass up—a trouvaille in its own right. Erick purchased it and set forth lovingly renewing its interior and exterior spaces.


Erick’s goal was to honor the integrity of the home’s Spanish architecture with a mix of modern silhouettes and antique discoveries, elevating its originality with one-of-a-kind finds.

As a member of the Arhaus Trade Program, Erick was familiar with many of Arhaus’ contemporary collections and expansive fabric offerings—and he loved that every piece came backed by heirloom quality and artisan-crafted integrity. Born in Mexico, Erick also valued Arhaus’ global perspective, and loved the opportunity to work with pieces handcrafted by artists and craftsmen around the world. For Erick, partnering with Arhaus to help furnish the Spanish-style home was an obvious choice.

As he developed his design plans, Erick found that visits to a local Arhaus showroom were vital. “It was so much fun and SO important,” he says with equal parts emphasis and excitement. “Being able to explore the fabric selection, to see things, and touch them before I made decisions… it was such a great experience. Everyone was so helpful.”

"My design style is creating peaceful and intentional spaces that feel curated."


In the home’s cozy sitting room, Erick created a custom Ashby Sofa in olive green velvet, pairing it with a Fresno Swivel Chair in a creamy shade of bouclé for a touch of the unexpected. He matched the rustic wood of a Bertogne Coffee Table with accents of iron and stone, and added a vintage-inspired, oversized Amelie Mirror to amplify light and whimsy throughout the room.


Erick wanted to curate an eclectic aesthetic for the guest bedroom, capturing the vibe of a boutique hotel. As he explored the Arhaus assortment, the Kinnan Bed, hand-upholstered in a deep shade of emerald velvet, reminded Erick of a charming bed and breakfast he had recently visited in Spain. Flanked by vintage curiosities and pieces from Erick’s own antique collection, it became the centerpiece of an inviting suite guests are sure to savor.


In the home’s dreamy, Mediterranean-inspired backyard, Erick’s goal was to create a natural flow between the home’s indoor and outdoor spaces. To do so, he chose his materials and color palette with intention, incorporating a pair of Montauk Swivel Chairs crafted from durable all-weather wicker, and a generously sized Hamptons Sofa in warm, finished teak. Vintage seating in complementary tones ushered in cohesion, and antique accents brought extra style to the home’s outdoor space.