A California Ranch Home That Takes Style Inspo From Valley of the Dolls

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David and his husband lovingly updated their home, which hadn’t been redecorated since the ’70s. (Image credit: Submitted by David )

Name: David
Location: Verdugo Woodlands — Glendale, California

We bought our 1962 Ranch-style house in 2012. We were only the third owners. We were immediately drawn to the privacy, and great flow of the 2,600 square foot, two bedroom, three bath house which was built for entertaining. All the entertaining spaces open to the kidney shaped swimming pool and patio.

The house hadn’t been redecorated since 1975. The evidence of which we discovered in the form of a piece of newspaper we found when we removed the pumpkin orange shag carpet. We have been considerately updating the house room by room as budget permits, and inspiration strikes.

We jokingly call our interior design style “Valley of the Dolls”, after Neely O’Hara’s Trousdale home in the movie. Most of the furniture and accessories came from auctions, estate sales, and furniture consignment stores. It’s a mix of periods and styles from 18th century french to modern.

Favorite room is the living room because it feels the most finished and that’s where most of my favorite items are located. It is a large room featuring a Palos Verdes stone fireplace with a 17 foot long limestone seating ledge and a view of the pool.

Thanks, David!

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