Making things—and creating unexpected spaces that are minimal yet warm—is what Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter do best. “Since we opened General Store, I’ve had this desire to live with less and less. Everything we sell is so carefully selected,” Mitnik-Miller says, “and that carries over to where we live.” At home, they mixed mid-century pieces with furniture made by friends. The kitchen equally channels their minimalist leanings, with budget-friendly plywood cabinets and a half-fridge tucked under the counter. In the living room, oversize pillows and cozy rugs create the perfect spot for an afternoon nap.
Now that most of the work on their house is complete, the couple can rest a little— especially since welcoming their son. “It feels really good to be a bit far away from everything,” says Mitnik-Miller. Up in the canyon, the California dream lives on.
“There’s a lot of sitting and lying on the floor around here,” says Mitnik-Miller of the stacks of big pillows. “Mason willspread them out and take a nap.”
Sofa by Hans Wegner $4,000 1stdibs.com; Jute Soumak Rug by Lawrence of La Brea $550 lawrenceoflabrea.com;
Knot Pillow by Electric Feathers $289 shopanaise.com; Large Stonewall Hanging by Heather Levine $1,200 heatherlevine.com.