An Art Lover’s Harmonious Home

published Jul 7, 2015
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(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 7 months; Owned

Nestled in the winding hills of Hollywood, this mid-century modern post and beam home was recently snatched up by two art-lovers and transformed into a striking minimalist masterpiece. Natural sunlight flooding in through large, unobstructed windows and skylights reflects brilliantly off the white walls, white cement flooring, and blonde wood furniture inside. Needless to say, this place is seriously dreamy.

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The living room. The homeowners on their biggest indulgence: “Our massive multicolored Brazilian cowhide that matches our puppy. She’s totally camouflaged when she sits on it.” (Image credit: Jessica Isaac)
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The overall vibe of the home is peaceful and organic, with simple decor and an abundance of desert plant life inside and out. The multitude of art brings warmth and balance to what could be an otherwise stark color palette, and a mixture of natural elements adds a variety of texture. A harmonious home, indeed.

(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: minimal, clean, bright but also warm and lived in with our eclectic collection of art, objects, books, and records

Notes from A Piece Apart (my favorite blog and one of my favorite clothing lines), Scandinavian and Japanese design

Favorite Elements:
the open floor plan, all the skylights, the dining room, the white concrete

Biggest Challenge:
keeping the white concrete floors clean, finding enough wall space for our extensive art collection

What Friends Say:
They love the endless cosy places to sit and have a conversation.

Biggest Embarrassment:
We decided that our dream of white terrazzo floors was not in our budget so we opted for white concrete instead. When they showed us the sample, the concrete appeared to be grey-white which we were happy with. When they actually poured the concrete it came out
much whiter than the sample (a stark sour cream white) and there was no turning back. I had a minor freakout but it ended up looking beautiful, despite how time-consuming it can be to keep clean.

Proudest DIY:
My husband designing and building the dining room table- the more minimal the design, the more complicated it is to perfect it.

Biggest Indulgence:
Our massive multicolored Brazilian cowhide that matches our puppy. She’s totally camouflaged when she sits on it.

Best Advice:
It takes time and patience for a house to feel like a home. There is no need to rush as much as we did!

Dream Sources:
Modernica, Tortoise General Store, Obsolete


(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)


  • Portrait painting visible through front door portal: Noah Davis
  • White vases in record shelf: Ben Medansky and Morgan Peck
  • Little Cloud lamp in record shelf: FriendsWithYou
  • XL multicolored Brazilian cowhide: Cowhides International
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)


  • Camber Sofa in Brandy leather: Design Within Reach
  • Black and white Brazilian cowhide: Cowhides International
  • Fluffy pillows: West Elm
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)


  • Rounded Goose Neck Sconce (repainted white): Obsolete
  • Metal Glass Globe Sconce (repainted white): Obsolete
  • RAAK Globe Light (above dining table): Obsolete
  • Case Study Fiberglass Chair (Natural, maple, black wire): Modernica
  • Andreas Engesvik marble and copper candleholders: Poketo
  • Small drawing to the left of dining table: Carroll Dunham
  • Artwork in the center of dining table: Ignacio Perez Meruane
  • Pachypodium (plant to left of dining table by window): The Cactus Store, Echo Park
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)


  • Le Creuset Classic Tea Kettle in Flame: Williams-Sonoma
  • Simple Human Recycling Step Can: Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Green squiggle vase on bar: Morgan Peck
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  • Photograph above bed: Mona Kuhn
  • Artwork to the left of salon wall: Billy Al Bengston
  • Salon wall includes works by: William Eggleston, Robert Therrien (closeup line portraits with red details / sore nose), Fay Ray, Debra Scacco, Sarah Perry, Ed Ruscha, Eddie Ruscha
  • Blue lamp to the right of bed: BZippy & Co.
  • Piece of paper painting to left of bed: Jason Mason
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)


  • Mid-century side tables: West Elm
  • Mid-century dressers: West Elm
  • Blue lithograph above smaller dresser: Liza Lou (Hamilton Press)
  • Colorful drawing to the right of bed: John Finneran
  • Grey Restore Basket to the right of bed: Design Within Reach
  • 2 frottage pencil drawing at entrance to Master Bath: Rey Akdogan
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)


  • Windex artwork: Matthew Brandt
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)


  • Artwork above daybed: Amie Dicke
  • Artwork to the right of daybed: Dwyer Kilcollin
  • Mint 3-Drawer filing cabinet: CB2
  • Clay face sculpture on desk: Sam Francis
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)


  • Case Study stainless loveseat in Cilantro: Modernica
  • Case Study stainless coffee table in marble: Modernica
  • Antique metal chairs with green seat: Big Daddy’s Antiques

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