Dramatically set on a steep bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, Ca. this spectacular home was the former Johnny Carson estate. It has soaring beams and walls of glass; perfect for the homeowner's art collection. The classic look is comfortable yet very sophisticated. The contrast of the light from outside and the dark sumptuous velvets and upholstered pieces inside, creates an intimate and dramatic setting.
A important 1930's Beverly Hills house is made stunning, chic and sophisticated, by the talented hand of the designer who mixed 2 large Julian Schnabel paintings with a 1940s, Maison Jansen sofa, an antique carpet, and a pair of crystal wall  sconces from the same period as the house.
A William Morris inspired bedroom with a hand tufted rug and luxurious fabrics.
The height of luxury is being able to sit at a mahogany writing table,  in an antique chair, overlooking dramatic and endless views of the Pacific Ocean
In the dining room of a Beverly Hills home, the design is in the style of Gustavian III.  The chairs are Louis XVI chairs gesso, covered in original red kid leather.  And the walls glazed and striped with tones of heather and lavender.<br />
For the home of a Beverly Hills fashion designer the bedroom was designed to be sophisticated and elegant. Walls are covered with silk damask, there is a vintage Agra carpet and Chelsea textiles abound.
The double height entry hall of this home was inspired by rustic homes of the south of France homes, but here is executed with a cool LA twist.
This Santa Barbara home features a winding staircase, accented with a stone-walled bookshelf installation and a detailed iron railing.
The double height dining room was tented with sheer linen to create a dreamy fantasy with an Asian flair.
In the Pacific Palisades a dramatic round Living Room has a French linen rug from Stark.  The chaise is custom designed and covered in a large floral fabric by Clarence House.  The Rose Tarlow Nantucket Table in Gesso White flanked by two Rose Tarlow lounge chairs.  The final touch of elegance, pale peach silk drapepies buttoned onto antique distressed white rods.
In a sunroom a English Regency game table with  Melrose House Chippendale chairs, covered in blue silk velvet.  <br />
This Manhattan Beach, California dining area with a crystal chandelier, is romantic, light and incredibly chic.
A study in Beverly Hills is painted in Farrow and Ball paint. A  French country chair, mixes with the Fuchsia velvet window seat cushion by Clairmont. A nod to the modern with the Ingo Maurer chandelier.
In an elegant guest dedroom  custom are covered in Bennison Chinese Toile on oyster linen.  The Danish baroque chest sits next to the bed, which has linens by Lenotine. The stuffed silk pouf with silk blue and cream stripe curtains.
The rich furniture pieces provide comfort while the opaque curtains creates a division of spaces and shade to the indoor space during the sunniest parts of the day. The French doors lead to the pool.
This Belair home, originally designed by renowned architect Wallace Neff, maintains it's traditional repertoire. The clean open space makes one feel on top of the world, with it's welcoming furniture and classic beige and crisp white decor. The evening views of Los Angeles are seen through pairs of French doors.
This chair upholstered in lavender tones found it's inspiration in the otherworldly fields of purple flora that surround this magical cliff sound California home.
The double height ceiling gives way to the grand entry, with walls accented with the homeowner's  elegant antiques as well as the drama of the wide staircase.
A vignette in the master bedroom displays a collection of objects and photographs on an antique console.
 A 1940's original red lacquer chair with new upholstery.<br />
A Master Bedroom with an antique early English carved four- poster bed, with a cane footboard and headboard. It's been painted and gessoed in Old World green.  Benediction church alter side table and a wood classic column has been fabricated into a lamp.  Drapery is Bennison Dahlia silk lined and interlined.  Walls have been painted and glazed in Farrow & Ball, 'Dead Salmon'.  <br />
The Donatello chair in polished Mahogany with antique brass sabots and upholstered in mustard mohair fabric.​​
A Biedermeier dresser in a West Hollywood home is topped with 1950s vintage lamps. Above it hangs an Andy Warhol shoe drawing.
In a sunroom, in a Pacific Palisades home, with an English Regency game table. Melrose House Chippendale chair covered in Blue Silk Velvet.  Chandelier designed by Lois and Paul Ferrante.
This Shingle style home embodies a unique blend of art and furnishings. All set against dark stained floors and a soothing clean palette. Here a display of maps framed in a grid, hung on the stairway.
A Gustavian style bergere chair upholstered in Chelsea antique fabric with a William Morris pattern.
Detail of a settee covered with Madagascar straw and a cushion of  Chelsea antique fabric.
In a sun room, which overlooks the garden and ocean the furniture is covered in Fortuny fabric.  Slipcovers are designed with the  client's initials.
In an entry,  a northern German Luich Root Biedermeier Secretaire, with a Rose Tarlow Ribbon Armchair in crackled green lacquer Chinoiserie  design.  A Georgian style center table with Vermont ironstone top.  Flanking the center table are two settees covered in Madagascar straw and Chelsea antique fabric.  Walls are faux finished with a diamond pattern embellished with carved wood acorns.<br />
Garden motif green and white wallpaper sets the backdrop for a dining room, in a Brentwood, Ca. home, with green fabric upholstered dining chairs.

Classic or traditional interior design for your Los Angeles home

Drawing upon a rich history and influence from the decorative arts, classic design is also often referred to as “traditional.”  In fact, centuries of innovation and cultural savoir-faire give this style substantial depth. Distinctive ideas that have evolved over many periods infuse classic decor with signature characteristics:  sumptuous fabrics, decorative trims, assortments of moldings, and carved and sculptural furnishings.  In Los Angeles, the 1920s through 1940s homes, provide the most elegant kind of backdrop for such interiors. The homes themselves are classics! A great deal of value is placed on comfort  as well as what is pleasing to the eye. In essence, classic design is timeless. Especially true in Beverly Hills, and surrounding neighborhoods, which embody the enduring look of tradition design.


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