I have always believed that your home should reflect who you are, and how you live. Not long after Architectural Digest came to shoot our family home in Los Angeles, we realized we weren’t using some of the rooms to their fullest potential. That’s the thing with a home – it should grow and evolve with you. So, the wood paneled dining room became a handsome, but cozy, library while the gallery was transformed with plaster-effect Portola paint into a dramatic dining room. Both rooms now much better reflect how we, as a family, live in our home.
In the dining room, Jacques Adnet dining chairs from the 1950s surround the 19th C. English wood dining table. A 19th century bookcase from Italy flanks one side.
Lighting the library is a French 1950s bronze saucer fixture from Pavilion Antiques in Chicago. An original painting by family friend James Brown hangs over the antique French limestone mantel. The shell mirror is by Matthias Vriens-McGrath.
Photography: Christopher Dibble Photography