Design Project: A 70s-inspired, modern Cape Cod style home in Los Angeles

This home is far from bland, with 70s inspired shapes, warm brass accents and a moody colour palette.

Get the look: Walls are painted in Portola Paints & Glazes in Troubadour. Cane Arm & Side Chairs in Blackened Walnut are from are Baker / Milling Roa with Schumacher Antique Strie Velvet in Olive. The sideboard is a Custom Sized Rexford Cabinet in Ebonized Oak from Sabin. This is a custom area rug made by Apadana Fine Rugs, in Connecticut. Curtains are a Missoni Oleg Fabric found locally through Scalamandre (it’s also available from Jane Clayton).

PROPERTY

A 70s-inspired, modern Cape Cod style home in Los Angeles. The owners, a Los Angeles-based model and a retired race car driver formerly located in Monaco for many years, asked designer Stefani Stein to help them create their first home together.

This property was the first home that the engaged couple would live in together, which inspired Stefani to cohesively meld the differing design styles that they each desired. A Cape Cod-style home, Stefani wanted to create a design that both complemented the original architecture and incorporated the overall moodier, earth-toned, and vintage aesthetic that the couple wished to achieve. To do so, Stefani left the white millwork as-is, and implemented darker-toned walls and bold textiles and textures to the master bedroom, dining room and living room. Stefani also selected comfortable, yet eclectic furniture that mirrored the 70’s, vintage style that the couple had in mind.

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DINING ROOM

In the dining room, olive green walls are offset by white wood panelling below dado height. Furnishings are a textural feast, with a 3D carved surface on the sideboard, and modern cane dining chairs upholstered in velvet.

Get the look: Walls are painted in Portola Paints & Glazes in Troubadour. Cane Arm & Side Chairs in Blackened Walnut are from are Baker / Milling Roa with Schumacher Antique Strie Velvet in Olive. The sideboard is a Custom Sized Rexford Cabinet in Ebonized Oak from Sabin. This is a custom area rug made by Apadana Fine Rugs, in Connecticut. Curtains are a Missoni Oleg Fabric found locally through Scalamandre (it’s also available from Jane Clayton).

The pops of brass of the dining table and statement dining lighting are complemented by the brassy tones of the artwork.

Get the look: Walls are painted in Portola Paints & Glazes in Troubadour. Cane Arm & Side Chairs in Blackened Walnut are from are Baker / Milling Roa with Schumacher Antique Strie Velvet in Olive. This is a custom area rug made by Apadana Fine Rugs, in Connecticut. Curtains are a Missoni Oleg Fabric found locally through Scalamandre (it’s also available from Jane Clayton).

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HALLWAY

An open hall / entrance area separates the dining room from the living room (pictured more clearly above). Here there’s a sideboard with drawer storage – useful for things like keys, post, and outdoor accessories.

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LIVING ROOM

Olive walls are swapped for soft sage in the formal living room. Curved sofas and a fluff sheepskin bench give softness, while the angular wooden coffee tables add modern lines and intrigue.

Get the look: Walls are painted in Portola Paints & Glazes in Nori. The coffee table is the Vintage 2-Piece Italian Modernist Travertine Tables c. 1970s from 1stdibs. These are the Lawson Fenning Huxley Sofas. This is an Antique Oushak rug, made in Turkey, c. 1890 – 1899. The Antique Marble Bust is from Martin & Brockett. Gilded Accent Table is the Baker Thassos Stool in Burnished Gold Leaf. Pillow is  the Dominique Kieffer for Rubelli, Drops in Blue with the Aristotle Greek Key Tape in Celadon from Samuel & Sons. Ivory Pillows are Pierre Frey Eventail in Meringue.

A framed photo of David Bowie hangs above a spare dining chair in the living room.

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This room is another highly textured space, with velvet curtains, a vintage rug, fluffy bench, rounded sofas, and 3D textured cushions.

The black marble side table is a nod to the original fireplace that features the same black marble.

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LOUNGE

Through the living room there’s a second, more informal lounge space, against an inky blue backdrop.

Get the look: Pouf is The Alexander Ottoman by Studio Van Den Akker. Side Table is Lawson Fenning Morro Table in Custom Finish. Round Pillow is Konekt Embroidered Silk Wool Sateen Pillow. Floor Lamp is the Circa Lighting Fluted Spire Floor Lamp in Gilded Iron Finish. Pillow pair are Schumacher Cloud Toile in Champagne with Samuel & Sons Sloane Striped Border in Blush. Artwork: top one is The Studio, by Donald S. Vogel, 1964, Oil on Canvas, bottom one is Abstract Geometric in Blue and White, by Karen James, Silkscreen & 3-D mixed media, Edition of 150.

A grasscloth style wallpaper creates a chic and textured backdrop.

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MASTER BEDROOM

The same textured wallpaper is taken into the master bedroom, creating a dramatic, moody and grown-up space.

Get the look: Bed is Lawson Fenning Edmund Bed with Stroheim Fabric. Bed pillows are Kravet Oblique in Beige/Noir and Kravet Pocket Square in Noir. Mirrors are the Mirror Image Home Morocco Mirror in Gold Leaf. Wallcovering is the Schumacher Onna Sisal in Black. Bedding is the Matteo Linen in Black.

Bedside tables are wide, shagreen style drawers, with Moroccan-inspired gilded mirrors above.

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The large chest of drawers matches the pair of bedside tables.

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Photography by Dan Arnold

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