Check Out Elaine Welteroth’s Gorgeous 1970s Hollywood Home

published Aug 5, 2022
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Elaine Welteroth attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 02, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, California.
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In a recent article with Architectural Digest, author Elaine Welteroth penned a love letter to her new Hollywood Hills home and shared details about its interior design.

Welteroth — who briefly served as the editor-in-chief for Teen Vogue in 2017 — reflected on her previous residence in a Brooklyn brownstone to her new home in the Hollywood Hills. As she and her husband, Jonathan, decided to make the transition from the East Coast to West Coast, their eyes were set on California. While manifesting their move, Welteroth noted that they intended to infuse “more space, more sunlight, more serenity” into their new home.

“In NYC you invest in what you put on to leave your house,” Welteroth wrote. “In LA you invest in the things that make you never want to leave your house. As a first-time home buyer eager to redesign every aspect of our lives with intention, I Marie Kondo’d the hell out of my existence and refused to purchase anything I couldn’t envision sparking joy for years to come.”

With an extremely tight timeline and stress of moving during a pandemic, the newlyweds found a “contemporary Spanish-style dwelling” that was previously owned by notable actor Robert Townsend. After a few months in their new space, Welteroth mentioned that the “charm” of the home’s lack of interior design wore off, which led to recruiting Night Palm’s Tiffany Howell.

Howell’s friendship with Welteroth led to her lending a hand to help preserve the “home’s bones and Spanish soul” (which was reflected in the lovely living room!). Along with Howell, the couple commissioned landscape designer John Sharp to “elevate [their] curb appeal and create lush little worlds” in their yard. 

As if the details within their home weren’t glamorous enough, the couple added a variety of artwork by Black artists, created a multipurpose workspace and an “ultra-glam” vanity, and polished a seemingly perfect bathroom with a curved built-in bench. But the real star of their home? The adorable gender-neutral nursery created for their son.

“Once we discovered we were expecting, Jonathan’s music studio was converted into a nursery with a Calico Wallpaper jungle print fit for a gender-neutral baby room but polished enough for an adult to appreciate spending time in,” she wrote.

To see more of their home tour, read the rest of Welteroth’s article on Architectural Digest.