*EDG Interior Architecture + Design project completed by Tim Hepworth as Studio Design Director while with EDG.
Photographer – Eric Laignel Photography, Gaszton
The historic Ojai Valley Inn is nestled in a rare California coastal valley on 220-acres. The extensive renovation includes public spaces, restaurants, historic bar, main pool, courtyards, and guestrooms. The reception lobby & courtyard, specialty restaurant, historic bar & courtyard, and main pool were the first phase of renovations at the Inn. The newly designed specialty restaurant, Olivella, honors the indigenous Chumash Native American people through touch-point detailing with a modern interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine and locally sourced ingredients from the Ojai Valley, enhancing the valley to table concept. Adjacent to Olivella is the historic Wallace Neff Heritage Bar in the original clubhouse designed by architect, Wallace Neff. The restoration design interpretation celebrates Wallace Neff’s “California” style and the views of the “Pink Moment” sunset on the Topa Topa Mountain.