Hanover Avenue Interviews Studio Matsalla About Her Dining Room

Remember this?! We wanted to bring back a fabulous dining room from Hanover Avenue's very first guest designer! xoxo

Weelllll, we’re all in for a treat because Vanessa Matsalla the Principal Designer and owner of Studio Matsalla – a full service interior design firm and boutique based out of Carlsbad, California – is our first guest designer at Hanover Avenue! Whoop!! Vanessa is a rising star, and let me tell you, she is as sweet and down to earth as she is talented. I know you are all going to love following her success!

Known for infusing timeless and iconic pieces with a laid back, well traveled flare, Vanessa creates rooms that stand the test of time while looking as if they evolved over time – you’ll never find a “paint by number” room outta this girl! Her spaces are always infused with a bohemian flair that keeps her fans clammering for more! Best, she sells loads of these swoon-worthy goodies in her store, so pop in and see her or snap up some of her treasures online.

But seriously, can we all just take a minute to soak in this fresh, coastal dining room?! It’s hard to make a room look effortless, but Vanessa does it with ease. It’s our lucky day that we can now re-create a room designed by such a talent within our own four walls! Maybe now you’re just dying for more from Vanessa?! Call her up and hire her to cast a spell on your own home – she is not afraid to fly, owns a passport (which I’m sure has an adorable headshot – unlike mine!), and she loves to cash checks made in her talented name! Ha. She even does E-Design! We love this girl!

Vanessa and I love the idea of using a dining room every day – not just for holidays. So we pulled together some of our favorite morning goodies to make you feel like it’s a vacation at home!


Our biggest wish is that you get to experience the thrill of designing gorgeous rooms without the worry of design missteps. That’s why we have made it so easy to Become Your Own Designer – no matter what your room layout!

Just click “Explore This Room” (in upper right corner) to gain access to all the hidden secrets behind making this room a reality: Buying Guides, Design Guides, How To Videos and more!

We love this dining room for it’s fresh, approachable vibe that is a snap to duplicate! Let’s all give Vanessa a huge highfive and a heartfelt thank you for so generously sharing her talented spirit with Hanover Avenue! But for even more inspiration, follow this girl’s rise to stardom on Instagram, Facebook, and her hilarious blog and brag to your friends that you “knew her when”….

Make this dining room your own, and have a ball becoming your own designer!




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