BEL AIR, CALIFORNIA
This striking home spares no detail in recreating the glamorous Hollywood Regency style. The original 1930s Paul Williams-style house was in good condition, but the new owners wanted to make changes to meet their lifestyle. The renovated home blends the home’s traditional aspects with the owners’ affection for 1940s, ’50s and ’60s modernism. It now serves as an ideal showcase for the owners’ large collection of one-of-a-kind art and furniture from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Furniture purchased from around the world includes superlative pieces by Gio Ponti, Edward Wormley, Paul László, Paul Frankl, and Karl Springer, among others. As needed, pieces were restored and reupholstered, but most were kept intact, like the turquoise Piero Fornasetti breakfast set, sporting fanciful images of sea life.
The rooms themselves are designed not as a backdrop, but to complement the extraordinary furnishings. Custom-designed sconces astride the brick entry allow the entire home to exude a gentle manner.
The owners wanted each room to have its own identity, so we expanded on existing elements to give every chamber a unique treatment in both surface materials and color. As you move through the house, each room gains in its intensity of color, materials, furniture, and style.