Corey Lynn Calter's Grown Up Home

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Name: Corey Lynn Calter, Designer for COREY by coreylynncalter
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Size: 3,500 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years

I get very excited when I have the opportunity to look inside the homes of fashion designers and Corey Lynn Calter is not just another designer. Her clothes are fun, eclectic, and statement-making, and her home is no different. It doesn't hurt that she married an artist, so you'll also find plenty of modern art in their home.

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The decor has a confident rock and roll aesthetic, contrasted with pieces in more traditional styles. It's an unusual mélange, but it works. I found myself saying, wait, is that a Jeff Koons piece in the same dining room with the traditional table and place settings? Yes, and Corey pulls off the look so well!

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: My style is very quirky, playful and eclectic. I love strange objects, colors and bold statements. Mixing periods and styles is fun for me.

Inspiration: This is a grown-up home, so I had to think a bit differently when we moved here. The house is Spanish style, built in the 20s, so I got to indulge my love for vintage and rich colors and textures. I fell in love with California style furniture when I moved here, so I try to add that in as much as possible, even when it's a stretch. My greatest obsession is lucite anything!

Favorite Element: We enjoy the yard the most of all.

Biggest Challenge: The layout can be challenging — there was an addition added on at some point, so the room shapes are very unique. But I love that as well. I'm just not an interior designer so I have to think a lot about these things.

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What Friends Say: They seem to like it and they think it's very 'me', which, if they like me I guess they like the house. Maybe they just think I'm crazy and so is the house.

Biggest Embarrassment: The master bathroom and my closet.

Proudest DIY: The stripes in my daughter's room. I started it and got too tired, so my husband finished it.

Biggest Indulgence: I buy too many chairs and lamps.

Best Advice: Do a floor plan, and test wall colors before painting the whole thing. It's better to lose the cost of a can of paint than live with a color you don't like. I don't like the color in my kitchen.

Dream Source: Sotheby's

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Resources of Note:

HARDWARE

FURNITURE

ACCESSORIES

  • Rose Bowl Flea Market
  • MECOX - trays, bar cart, white eternity stools in den, white flokati lamb throw and vintage mirrors outside, silk ikat and embroidered suzani pillows
  • Plantation - the gold moroccan mirror in bathroom, quartz votive in dining, throws, peacock, purple zigzag and black Mongolian lamb hair pillow

RUGS & CARPET

  • Aga John - Kilim runner in kitchen, grey ikat rug in den, multi ikat in living room, circle shag in master

ARTWORK
I love art auctions, you can find a lot of gems like that.
Some of the art in the house:

  • Julie Mehretu print in the dining room
  • Jeff Koons balloon dog plate
  • Work by my husband Glenn Kaino
  • Cindy Sherman photo (in the entryway)
  • Doug Aitken Santa Claus
  • William Cordova polaroids
  • Samon Takahashi
  • Carrie Mae weems

OTHER

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Thanks, Corey!

(Images: Marcia Prentice)

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.

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