California Ease

Introducing California Ease

Home of Cuyana Co-Founder and CEO, Karla Gallardo. Mid-century modern spaces with California style. Home of Cuyana Co-Founder and CEO, Karla Gallardo. Mid-century modern spaces with California style.
A beautiful embodiment of our California-based roots: introducing a new content series that explores the meaning of our signature ease through the diverse perspectives of inspiring California-based women.
As a San Francisco-born brand, the California culture has influenced every element of our collections, infusing them with an uncontrived yet refined feeling that considers quality, versatility and intentionality above all else. To begin the series, we went behind the scenes with our Co-Founders, Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah, taking an intimate look into their California homes to reflect on the details that define their lifestyles, and personal approaches to ease.
  • Minimalist details of design in kitchen of Cuyana Co-Founder & CEO, Karla Gallardo. Minimalist details of design in kitchen of Cuyana Co-Founder & CEO, Karla Gallardo.
  • Design details in the living room. Design details in the living room.
    "Family and real friendships are what life is all about, but I also want to build something myself with meaning."
  • Custom made furniture with a California look and feel. Custom made furniture with a California look and feel.

    "My lifestyle is lead by hard work, but taking time to go to the beach, spend time in the sun, or escape to wine country on the weekends is what keeps me balanced."

  • California design details in the living room. California design details in the living room.
    "My wardrobe is designed so I never have to second guess anything. I want to feel put together—even in a hurry. I depend on effortless, understated luxury."
  • Design details with a modern California aesthetic. Design details with a modern California aesthetic.
    "California ease is a state of mind. It’s all about knowing what you love, and what you truly want out of life, then taking the steps to build it."

"California ease is a state of mind. It’s all about knowing what you love, and what you truly want out of life, then taking the steps to build it."

  • Little trinkets in the home of Cuyana Co-Founder and CXO, Shilpa Shah. Little trinkets in the home of Cuyana Co-Founder and CXO, Shilpa Shah.
    "This elevated approach to laid-back style takes away the fuss, allowing you to be more present in the real moments."
  • Buddhist designs in the living room. Buddhist designs in the living room.
    "There’s meaning and depth to every decision we make. It’s thoughtful meets beautiful."
  • Mid-century modern kitchen table. Mid-century modern kitchen table.
    "There’s very little friction in the California way. You can go about your day, authentically embracing its blend of cultures and experiences."
  • Family photography in the home of Shilpa Shah. Family photography in the home of Shilpa Shah.
  • Photos of the family of Cuyana Co-Founder & CXO, Shilpa Shah. Photos of the family of Cuyana Co-Founder & CXO, Shilpa Shah.
    "San Franciscans appreciate the origin of pieces. People wear what expresses their style, but also what represents their values."

"There’s very little friction in the California way. You can go about your day, authentically embracing its blend of cultures and experiences."