Land Park Bungalow Renovation

Hollywood Bungalow: California Cool Mingles with Hollywood Regency

Stephanie Russo

Sacramento, Calif.

About the project

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:

Bright green and gold accents create a welcoming entry way to our Hollywood bungalow. Check out that gold statement wall paper!
Bright green and gold accents create a welcoming entry way to our Hollywood bungalow. Check out that gold statement wall paper!
Vintage shopping is our best friend. Natural wood furniture pair perfectly with the houses boho beach vibes.
Light, natural colors create the Hollywood bungalow feel.
Hollywood regency meets beach bungalow in this living room. Natural wood and greenery comes together with gold accents and light neutral tones.
This gold iron fireplace statement piece was a total random find at our local flea market. Look how perfectly it looks in this space. This fireplace also got a makeover a fresh tambour paneling.
Full front windows bring in natural light that shows off the neutral wood and pops of gold and yellows to create this Hollywood regency meets beach bungalow inspired home.
Pops of golds and yellows among vintage finds create this Hollywood regency meets beach bungalow inspired home.
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Living Room and Entry

  • The charm of entry way arch, with its beautiful stained glass window, were focal points we definitely wanted to keep. We wallpapered the area surrounding the glass window to give it a glam moment. We painted the door a rich green hue and added new brass hardware and a brass face plate, for some pizzaz as soon you walk in the front door.
  • Near the entry, we found a mid century modern vintage credenza and then loaded it with lots of fun finds, including our oversized brutalist lamp. We kept the vintage brass chime for another touch of character, as it was too charming to lose, then added grasses and greenery to pile onto the beachy vibes.
  • Thee original fireplace was covered in plaster and blended into the wall. We wanted to keep the dimension of the columns on each end, while accentuating them without overwhelming the space.  So we covered the facade with tambour, as it subtly offered texture and warmth, and created an architectural feature with a hint of vintage vibes. To balance it with a more modern tone, we chose a graphic print from PrintClub LTD, to hang above the fireplace.
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Dining Room and Kitchen

  • In the dining room, we found these crazy cool burnt orange velvet dining chairs then balanced them with modern wishbone chairs. The mix of the two elements was a fun juxtaposition and packed a huge visual punch.
  • We opted for an inexpensive grasscloth for an organic feel with lots of texture, then mixed it with sleek gold sconces and custom vintage art. A friend had some extra fabric leftover from a beautiful vintage couch (they used the furniture piece at their wedding!), so we bartered for the tufted fabric and turned it into a tryptich art showcasing three regal-looking birds...who most likely lived on a big Hollywood estate in their hayday.
  • In the kitchen, we went with pre-fab cream colored cabinetry, then accented it with oversized gold hardware and modern black plumbing fixtures. We then funked it up with some more vintage finds on the counters and added another fab PrintClub LTD print.
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Den and Mudroom

  • To create the den, we added wood paneling that we painted white to give the room texture while keeping it nice and bright. We opened the back exterior wall to make room for a giant slider leading out to their backyard to let in lots of welcomed sunshine.
  • The mudroom didn’t exist, but we’re BIG fans of having a consolidated space where you can keep your stuff when you enter into the house. So we built in shelving with baskets, added hanging racks and put in rattan cushion seating area.
  • We found a patterned pullout couch for their den from a vintage broker. He had a hard time getting rid of it due to its specific and bold pattern (we get it, it's not for everyone), but we loved its super specific uniqueness and its super groovy personality!
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