Lara and Andrew are good friends of ours in Land Park, so when they decided to buy a new house just a few blocks from us, we were thrilled to help them make the place their own. Lara is also a talented photographer with a great eye, so we knew that this would be a fun project to work with them on.
Lara and Andrew had spent many years living in Santa Monica before migrating north to Sacramento. Andrew still loved beach culture despite their inland move while Lara leaned a bit more toward a vintage Hollywood Regency vibe. Our goal was to find a way to blend their styles while respecting the original architecture of the home. Therefore, we took the best parts of a casual beach bungalow and mixed it with vintage Hollywood Regency nods - golden hues, blacks, whites, and hint of glamour - to create a Hollywood Bungalow for them.
The original layout had oddly placed walls, dated linoleum, mustard carpets, and a plethora of dark paneling throughout. After months of construction, we dug into the design phase to help them make their house a home.
We mixed earthy elements like grasscloth, tambour and indoor greenery with black and white rugs, graphic art and golden tones throughout. We scoured Northern California for antique finds that skewed Hollywood Regency, and found a vintage peacock fireplace cover, golden cheetah, and an oversized brutalist ceramic lamp for the front entry. We then balanced the room by adding beach-inspired items including Andrew’s surfboard and Gibson guitar.
Here is a breakdown of the spaces we helped transform: