Eclectic Los Angeles Bungalow with a Little Something for Everyone
October 17, 2015
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If you ask me, Homepolish is the interior design version of a fairy godmother. Don't believe me? Homepolish interior designer Stefani Stein took this L.A. bungalow down to the studs, moved walls, raised ceilings and put in new windows. And the result is totally gorgeous. It's safe to say they achieved the goal to "create a fresh take on the existing, very traditional style of the 1920s Silverlake bungalow."
The limed oak and cement tile floors added warmth and personality and worked well with the exposed beams in the living room and foyer. And subtle details such as matte subway tiles, dark grout, brass hardware, tile wrapped hood, refurbished vintage viking appliances and clean yet classic casings and trim reinforced the goal of a remodel that felt both current and timeless. I opted for un-lacquered brass hardware throughout the majority of the space for a living finish that will evolve and acquire a patina over time.
I love the juxtaposition of mid-century and traditional elements. Natural and earthy tones ground and unify the space, allowing the pops of color to really stand-out. Because the home had low ceilings and additions from several different eras, I focused on making it feel brighter and more open, while simultaneously unifying the additions to feel cohesive and true to the bones of the original architecture.
What is now the kitchen was originally the dining room. What is now the master bath was originally the laundry room. And what is now bedroom #3 was originally the kitchen.
We also went to great lengths to save the original pasadena style closet in one of the bedrooms. It needed a little TLC but was such a cool detail we didn’t want to eliminate it and do the boring sliding doors you see in every spec house. Liz’s Antique Hardware was key to accomplishing that, where we found fully restored period hinges!
My favorite space might be the guest bathroom. The dusty sapphire accents in the lighting and tile, restauration-influenced lines of the vanity, brass fixtures, and charcoal walls came together even better than I had envisioned when planning the space.
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