Rebecca & Jared’s Eclectic Hollywood Regency
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Rebecca reached out to me in an email, expressing interest in a possible House Tour, and when she sent over images of their recent renovations and before and afters, I knew I wanted to feature her home. This three-bedroom, two-bath house sits on a lovely block in Glendale complete with gorgeous landscaping and a pool.
Rebecca and Jared have absolutely embraced Hollywood Regency and their fondness for the era shines through! Though Spot, the ceramic leopard in their dining room, is their favorite thing in the home, it is just one of many treasures they’ve collected. “She belonged to Jared’s grandmother, and it’s so special to have such a beautiful piece in our home now that’s also a piece of family history,” says Rebecca.
The couple believe that when you design a home, it’s essential that everything feel harmonious and flow together, even if you have eclectic style. “It’s all about incorporating balance. If a room feels too monochrome, add a pop of color, play with textures, patterns, and levels to create the most appealing space.” I really feel like they’ve nailed this concept, as their home has a lot of Regency elements, some mid-century modern touches, and some nods to pop art as well. Their home already had a great floor plan and strong elements, but with a few updates to the master bathroom, kitchen and backyard, they’ve created their ideal space—and were able to further incorporate the style of their dreams.
Working in the photo and fashion industries, Rebecca and Jared are heavily influenced by their careers, and these elements leak into their personal home style. “California is so casual,” says Rebecca. So even with a Hollywood Regency-type style, they have incorporated more laid-back elements like the hanging chair, Moroccan poufs and indoor plants for balance. Also, they believe that, “living in Los Angeles, the weather is so gorgeous, it was important for us to have an outdoor space that felt just as fun and inviting as indoors. When we go to the backyard, we say we’re going to Palm Springs because it feels like such a mini escape.”
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Eclectic Hollywood Regency
Inspiration: Old Hollywood glamour and Palm Springs upbeat Mid-century with a modern twist. We love pieces with “life” and a story. Inspirational designers include Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, and Miles Redd.
Favorite Element: We love the kitchen because if you saw the before you would know what a disaster it was to start with and now it just feels so retro chic. We changed the countertops, appliances, floor, and paint, and what a difference it made! The paint was a big risk that paid off. We had several painters and our contractor tell us we were crazy to paint a kitchen black and mint… but it worked!
Biggest Challenge: Definitely getting the look we wanted without spending a fortune. It’s easy to go overboard quickly and we had just bought a house so needed to stay on budget. We got a deal on EVERYTHING and shopped consignment stores, DTLA, Craigslist, surplus stores, big box stores, and just searched high and low online to find amazing deals. Some pieces we bought damaged at a discount and fixed them up to make them work.
What Friends Say: That the home is very “us”
Biggest Embarrassment: We have decorative hands hanging in our hallway… one is a pointing finger that people regularly run into and knock off the wall. It’s now broken, but we superglued it back on the wall anyway to keep the symmetry. Also, our closets are a bit overflowing. We won’t be showing those off anytime soon!
Proudest DIY: We had this idea that we wanted emerald green lacquer side tables in the master bedroom. All the ones we found were too expensive so we ended up buying some on Craigslist to sand and paint ourselves. They turned out pretty well!
Biggest Indulgence: The hanging chair in the living room was a total indulgence, but it’s one of our favorite parts of the room. It wasn’t super expensive, but definitely not very practical.
Best Advice: Have fun with your décor, create spaces that make you happy! Invest in conversation pieces, go custom when you can, and definitely don’t buy a matching bedroom, dining, or living room set.
Dream Sources: Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, HD Buttercup, Miles Redd, One Kings Lane, Serena & Lily, Palm Springs Estate Sales, Badia Design, Hotel Surplus Store, PB Teen.
PAINT & COLORS
- Kitchen walls and ceiling: Dunn Edwards Black
- Kitchen cabinets: BEHR Seaglass
- Bedroom coved ceilings: Dunn Edwards custom color
- Everywhere else: Dunn Edwards Whisper
- Media cabinet: HomeGoods
- Moroccan poufs: Badia Design
- Rug: Angel Rugs
- Mirror: Beverly Hills Hotel via Hotel Surplus Store
- Chairs: Rebound Furniture and Décor
- Hanging chair: Fran’s Wicker
- Best Day Ever pillow: Alexandra Ferguson
- Chairs: Cost Plus World Market
- Bar cart: Rebound Furniture and Décor
- Table: Living Spaces
- Credenza: St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store
- Chandelier: HD Buttercup
- Ram’s head: Kulture Bomb
- Spot the ceramic leopard: heirloom
- Flamingo print: Etsy
- Sharon Stone on Elephant photo: Smallz + Raskind
- Runner: Overstock.com
- Table: West Elm
- Green side tables: Craigslist, sanded and painted
- Lamps: HomeGoods
- Headboard: custom
- Pillows: ElemenoPillows
- Rug: Angel Rugs
- Tile: Granada Tile
- Fashion photo: Mark Liebowitz
- Mirrored side tables: Hotel Surplus Store
- Lamps: At Hom Palm Springs
- Blanket: Anthropologie
- Vanity: Pier 1 Imports
- Pillowcases: Dwell
- Bridal sketch: Dallas Shaw
- Fashion photo above tub: Mark Liebowitz
- Side tables: Cost Plus
- Rattan chairs: eBay
- Striped cushions: Home Depot
- Striped umbrella: BackyardCity
- Cheers sign: Aarons Brothers
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