Wednesday, June 16, 2010

at home in the HOLLYWOOD hills

I’m super distracted this week with the NBA Finals, so rather than blog about all things purple and gold (go, Lakers!), I am taking the easy route out and posting a few photos an old client just sent me of his house I worked on about 4 years ago.

This was my first residential project I worked on my own and I really lucked out with my client.  He is a single, successful guy with great taste and a killer art collection living in the Hollywood Hills – with a….wait for it…..mid-century home – yay!  My fav!  He loves color and it is very apparent with the before shots – it was ALL over the place.  We put the color into a lot of the finishes we used (Martini Apple Green Caesarstone?!) and toned the walls down some to show off his art collection, a lot which hails from colorful South America.

I took the cramped and dated Kitchen space and opened it completely up to the Living Room – its all about entertaining here:


before - front door to the left, hall down to guest bath and bedrooms



before




before - this window bailed



before - these windows stayed

before - too closed up




before - we got rid of the smaller window



before - blew out the wall to the right and added a window where the blue wall is and a glass rail



after - countertops: caesarstone, backplash: angela adams for annsacks



after - original windows (right) stayed


after - new front door at the entry


after


opened up and added a bar area to access from the Living Room


after - where the glass rail is there was a wall closing in this space


after


The whole upper level completely oversees the Hollywood Hill canyons….it’s a sick view.

The Guest Bathroom was kitschy, which is its own cute style, but we needed to bring it into the modern world.


goodbye 


hello


before - very little light...



...after!


after


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after

I love blue in bathrooms….so spa like….and working with mosaics is one of my favorite materials.

I don’t have any great shots of the “before” Master Bedroom, but lets just say he went from this:

before

To this:

after

The Master Bathroom was a crusty patio:

before


before


before


Which I turned into a Zen-like bathroom filled with bamboo tones, stacked stones and all the elements….water, stone, metal, plantings and wood:

after



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after - custom cement sink: dewulf concrete


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It was a super fun project that I didn’t do a perfect job on, but he is happy to this day with his space and says he loves coming home….that works for me.

I'll link up materials later, but if you have any specific questions, just leave a comment - thanks!  xo jh

Soundtrack: Let’s Build a Home by the White Stripes:












5 comments:

  1. Janel! This is truly spectacular! Honestly, what a beautiful place... and you are amazing. I'm in awe.

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  2. give it ALL to me!

    we need to build *our* house...

    xoxo

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