An extended bungalow in Bel Air, California, built in 1960. There’s a living room, kitchen-diner, office/laundry room, art studio, master suite, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
A humbug-like exterior makes this home different to your average bungalow.
2/8 Living room
The look in this living room is very global traveller with an LA twist. Travel finds from Morocco, Bali and Peru are displayed against a palette of chocolate and white, and a dash of leopard print.
3/8 Seating area
The seating area in the living room is a creative mix of fabrics, colours and textures infused with tribal pieces from around the world.
For an acrylic coffee table, see the Ice at John Lewis.
The kitchen has a clean and modern look, but the beautiful walnut wood brings in the tribal element that's found in the rest of the house. Open shelves allow space for a pop of colour and personal touches.
5/8 Master bedroom
The crazy splashes of colour and pops of bold fabrics, artwork and accessories add character to the master bedroom, while down-played natural materials, such as wood, woven blinds and rugs, help keep the look grounded.
The headboard is covered in linen by Raoul Textiles, available at George Smith.
6/8 Bedroom seating
Flashes of lime and orange energise the soft taupe tones of the bedroom. Globetrotting finds are given a glamorous edge, displayed against a neutral wall.
The chair is covered in fabric from Madeline Weinrib Atelier.
The trompe l'oeil wall stickers of ornate wooden doors give the bathroom a period feel.
For a similar bath try CP Hart.
8/8 Children’s room
The bed, desk and lamps are from IKEA.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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