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Old Ranch

Los Angeles

The restrained, slightly abstracted envelope of this Spanish-style house in the Palisades was devised by our clients and their architect. Our task was to furnish the consciously spare rooms in a way that would add texture and sculptural form without disturbing the house’s fine lines and serene monochromatic palette.

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The décor is a conversation between masters of design both vintage and contemporary: a biomorphic Rogan Gregory chandelier hanging above a set of classic Pierre Jeanneret chairs; a Rick Owens daybed squaring off with rare Edward Wormley lounges; Frank Gehry in dialogue with Axel Einar Hjorth.

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Against the minimal backdrop of the architecture, lush fabrics of cashmere, mohair, and velvet add warmth, texture, and an occasional splash of muted color.

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Some of the most dramatic pieces we chose skirt the line between high design and fine art. Ultimately, the entire house becomes an object lesson in the art of living well—with beauty, comfort, and grace.

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Our clients were excited to explore the world of avant-garde contemporary design and art.  Monumental works by the Haas Brothers and Alma Allen were two fruits of that journey.

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