Designer and shop owner have spent over a decade restoring their 1950s modern post-and-beam-style home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Kate says her style runs the gamut of modern to classical and is inspired by dramatic scale, smart writing, color, texture and the patina that comes with age. You can check out more from Kate’s lifestyle and family paper products company , and you can visit Adam’s antique and design “cabinet of curiosities-esque” emporium, , in LA. Thanks, Kate and Adam! —
Image above: The bed was designed by Rick Cortez and is made of walnut and brass. We wanted a Japanese style built high enough to take advantage of the bedroom’s view of the Getty Museum, which lights up at night.
Image above: The kitchen materials are stainless steel and plywood. We recycled the original kitchen handles. A collection of Chinese water carriers hangs over the sink. Beyond the kitchen is the office, featuring an aluminum base violin and a Gio Ponti coffee table.
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Image above: The sunken living room features a louvred wall original to the house and a cinder block fireplace. The orange leather swivel chairs are custom Paul Frankl. The rug is 1970s Pierre Cardin and the tapestry over the fireplace is from a Playboy Club, c. 1960. You can see the iconic rabbit logo in the lower right. The lion is a mid-century amusement park automaton and the tiger is a German “nodder,” c. 1900.
Image above: A large fiberglass and wood architectural panel acts as a sliding room divider between the kitchen and office. It rolls in place behind a 1920s stacking chest found at a flea market. The lamp is by the Mexican artist Pepe Mendoza, c. 1958. In the foreground is a leather and chrome Seagull Chair made by Fritz Hansen in 1968. The wood louvres are from a 1950s dental office.
Image above: This view looks up toward the dining room from the living room and shows the crest of the roof line, which defines the post-and-beam architectural style. The cork console table in the foreground is by Paul Frankl.