For this home nestled in the hills of Malibu, interior design firm
Platner & Co. paired rich materials and elegant European antiques with transitional custom furnishings and chic modish accents for a sophisticated space that feels like a renovated chateau. 52
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Dalle de Bourgogne stone imported from France and custom ironwork and lighting create an elegant and inviting entrance to the home.
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In the grand foyer, antique bianco marble floors from Compas Stone and venetian plastered walls are warmed by the walnut coffered ceiling. The sconces were custom made by Remains Lighting and the iron and bronze stair railing was designed by Pierre Quinton. Colorful artwork provides a refreshing modern twist on the entry’s classic elements.
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Imported antique stone and an impressive fireplace in the great room create a feeling of history and are balanced with a modern chandelier from Andromeda and contemporary art.
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An open floor plan allows for seamless transitions between rooms, with exquisite stone flooring connecting each space. The living room is richly decorated with Zuber & Co. custom embroidered drapery panels and custom hardware, Italian settees from Dennis & Leen that are covered in Peggy Platner Collection silk, and a 1830s Louis XV Chandelier from Therien.
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The kitchen is a sophisticated space, with walnut cabinetry, coffered ceilings, and Siberian Lynx marble countertops. Magni Home Collection’s Metropolitan barstools covered in Missoni fabric add a modern look.
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In the formal dining room, the striking simplicity of Platner & Co’s Noir dining table and buffet with silver leaf detail is complemented by the delicate decoration of the 20th century Charles X style crystal chandeliers from Therien. The lacquered dining chairs are upholstered in Peggy Platner silk fabric, and the rug is custom designed by Tai Ping. Artwork by Picasso hangs above the buffet.
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The library is rich in texture with Platner & Co’s modern chesterfield leather sofa accompanied by vintage pieces that include Jules Leleu guest chairs and a Jacques Adnet coffee table from Bernd Goeckler Antiques. Completing the space are a rug by Fort Street Studios and glittering lighting by Barovier & Toso.
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Inspired by French classics, the master suite is elegant, airy and feminine with Baccarat crystal lighting and a palette of aubergine, lavender and silver. Platner & Co’s Blanc bed and nightstands create an inviting place to relax.
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Across the room in the sitting area is a custom fireplace in calcutta gold marble, which is flanked by Platner & Co’s Demilune cabinets in aubergine lacquer. Elegant details abound with parquet walnut flooring, venetian plastered walls, and Baccarat lighting.
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The master bathroom is a jewel box with delicate architectural moldings, Baccarat crystal lighting, Platner & Co’s Versailles Vanity in silver, and gem-studded plumbing fixtures from Compas Stone.
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The home includes a spa with space for hair, massage and manicure treatments. It is warm and intimate with custom furniture designed by Platner & Co., a French burled walnut side table, a Fort Street Studio rug and drapery from Thomas Lavin.
Architecture by Doug Burdge & Associates. Photography by Grey Crawford.