“Every doorway, every intersection has a story.” – Katherine Dunn
BEFORE | ENTRY WAY
Welcome to one of my favorite home remodels…ever! We were thrilled when we came to scope out this 1960’s, very Brady Bunch-esque abode hidden behind the trees of Woodland Hills. A family who loves to entertain and host guests on a regular basis, they were ready to make dramatic changes to update their home and prepare for a huge event. The entry is the first thing you and your company see when they enter your home so it should be as chic as it is inviting. First on the list was to change the wall color from peach to soothing white. Time to let the light shine on in…
Entrez vous, don’t mind if I do! With a fresh backdrop, the possibilities were endless. The rest of the house was redone with so much color, we wanted to keep the entry a bit more neutral. No one said neutral had to be boring, and animal prints are one of my favorite ways to give a pop of flair to the lair. The custom benches in velvet leopard are as fab as they are functional and can provide additional impromptu seating when needed for parties. A brass Sputnik chandelier is whimsical and airy, working double duty as it can also be seen from the loft above. The burled wood mirror picks up the bench fabric beautifully and adds a touch of masculinity.
To keep the space open and not clunky, Jonathan Adler’s lucite and brass Jacques console is modern and glamorous. A vintage pair of foo dog lamps with a natural patina are updated with oval black linen shades. Black and white quoteable book stacks flank a coral specimen. My newest favorite atop photography books, a black and white marble box edged in brass, be still my heart! Can’t wait to share the rest of this house with you, a true caterpillar turned butterfly. Stay tuned to see where those stairs lead next…