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.

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A 70s-inspired, Cape Cod-style modern 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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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.

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

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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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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.

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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.

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

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

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A grasscloth style wallpaper creates a chic and textured backdrop.

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

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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

Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.