A Fifties bungalow in the hills above Los Angeles. It has an open-plan living-dining-kitchen space, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The painted pine panelling and raw French oak flooring create an unpretentious backdrop for the owner’s collection of art and furniture.
Putting extraordinary objects in ordinary settings creates a sense of fun. The bulbous Tomato chair enlivens the room with its glossy colour, and subtly echoes the shape of the sofa. Books are piled up rather than hidden away, and pictures are assembled loosely instead of being displayed formally. Ottomans and side tables can be moved to clear the space for parties.
The dining room has a real impact, thanks to the windows that wrap around three sides, unimpeded by corner posts. The area overlooks the pool and the view beyond.
The owner has brought the outside into his bedroom – literally – with a headboard he designed made from a giant slab of wood. It’s typical of his quirky style, making grand gestures with unexpected materials.
For a bespoke timber headboard, try Fairlie Furniture Works. The artwork behind the bed is by Dara Friedman.
The house is surrounded by land that cannot be built on, so it will remain blissfully secluded.
For a tree trunk lamp, see the Driftwood Tower floor lamp at Devon Driftwood Designs.