For this 1940s ranch home in the hills above West Hollywood, CA, interiors firm
Hernandez Greene took inspiration from the sunny Southern California lifestyle and the client's collection of traditional family art and heirlooms. The result is a dynamic and comfortable environment with bright and inviting living spaces that blend old and new. 67
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The heart of the home is the living room, which is bathed in sunlight and features 10-foot sliding glass doors that open to the patio. The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore’s Dune White and complemented with pale aqua linen curtains. At the center is a rustic yet elegant coffee table with oversized curves that is eye-catching and perfectly sized for the space.
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A pair of deep and cushy sofas sit in front of the modern fireplace in the living room. A stool next to the sofa adds a touch of glamour and provides additional seating when needed. Every room features an antique or two from the family collection that was reinvented to fit in the home. For example, the wooden hutch in the corner had previously been used in a bedroom.
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The living room also features rustic wrought-iron Spanish candelabras and a small painting that have both been in the client’s family for decades. The contemporary mirror was custom-made using antiqued glass and sits above a striking carved wood credenza.
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The contemporary kitchen overlooks downtown Los Angeles and features earthy cabinetry and a textured ceramic backsplash. The dark cabinetry offsets the bright morning light.
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Centered below the dramatically vaulted ceiling, the 10-foot farm table was chosen specifically for its length and beautiful gray finish. The elegance of the Louis XV chairs juxtapose the rusticity of the beams and oversized dining table. The plates on the wall are Chinese antiques from the family collection but hung in a linear grid to lend a more modern touch.
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This antique Chinese rug was purchased specifically for the den and sets the room’s colorful tone. Antique silk fabrics from the family’s collection were framed as artwork and also used on the small ottoman.
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Baroque antique side chairs were recovered in a cotton velvet to match the den walls and the fringe adds a playful touch. The tiger embroidered in the rare Chinese tapestry symbolizes bravery and strength.
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In the office, custom shelving was the perfect stage for many of the client’s smaller antiques and collectibles, including luggage, antique books and Chinese jars. The walls and ceiling were painted in the same color to lend a more calming work environment, and vintage leather chairs provide comfortable seating.
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In the contemporary bathroom, soft touches and vintage pieces were used, continuing the look and feel of the rest of the home. Rustic elements include the vintage rug, Turkish hand towels and an African stool. The freestanding tub looks through a palm tree grove out to downtown Los Angeles.
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The fresh palette continues outdoors, capturing the true spirit of California living in this covered patio, which is just steps from the pool.