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Publication Date: 2015-08-01

House Tours

A Hollywood Hills Home Gets a Complete Makeover

When TV producer Jamie Tarses turns to her friend Pamela Shamshiri of Commune Design for advice, a small renovation blossoms into a top-to-bottom transformation—and an even deeper bond.

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Photography: Richard Powers

A living room of the Hollywood Hills home of Jamie Tarses and Paddy Aubrey, which was designed and renovated by Pamela Shamshiri of Commune Design. The sofas by George Smith are upholstered in an Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa fabric; the cocktail table is a custom design, and the stools from Hollywood at Home and wing chair are vintage. The ceiling fixture is by Lindsey Adelman, the vintage mirror is from JF Chen, the fireplace is original to the house, the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy.

Photography: Richard Powers

Vintage armchairs flank a custom-made cocktail table by artist Alma Allen in the family room. The long table was originally used in a factory cafeteria, and the vintage rug is Iranian.

Photography: Richard Powers

In the entry, a mirror by Codor Design hangs above a vintage console from JF Chen. The 1960s light fixture is from Blackman Cruz, the floors are reclaimed wood, and the walls are painted in Ivory White by Benjamin Moore.

Photography: Richard Powers

The kitchen features vintage pendants from Obsolete, BassamFellows stools from Design Within Reach, and a sink by Shaws with fittings by Jaclo. The custom-made cabinetry is painted in Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue, the countertops are Carrara marble, and the hood by Modern-Aire is custom made, as is the flooring by Granada Tile.

Photography: Richard Powers

The terrace's dining table and chairs are custom designs, and the tiles are by Granada Tile.

Photography: Richard Powers

Custom sofas, covered in fabrics from Diamond Foam & Fabric, and a 1950s cocktail table and Belgian chest, both from JF Chen, in the lower-level lounge. The stool is by Brendan Ravenhill, the ceiling is covered in a wallpaper from Holly Hunt, and the walls are sheathed in tiles by Waterworks.

Photography: Richard Powers

In the backyard, a custom-made bench arcs around the trunk of a Chinese elm.

Photography: Richard Powers

An outdoor area's seat cushions are of a Donghia fabric, the metal chairs are vintage, and the fire pit is by Plain Air.

Photography: Richard Powers

The bed in the master bedroom is dressed with linens by Coyuchi, the window-seat cushion is from Hollywood at Home, the vintage rug is from Lawrence of La Brea, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's White Dove.

Photography: Richard Powers

In a guest bath, the tub is by Randolph Morris, the sink is by St. Thomas Creations, and all of the fittings are by Kingston Brass. The vintage sconces and Emil Stejnar pendant are from Orange, the 19th-century mirror is Chinese, the walls are sheathed in mirrored tiles by Kit Kraft, and the existing flooring is stained ebony.

-by Degen Pener and Robert Rufino

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