Built in 1923, this five-bedroom single-family home is located in Los Angeles’ historic Hancock Park district. The area contains some of the finest and oldest homes in Los Angeles. Completely walkable and located in the middle of Los Angeles, residents love the easy access to other areas of the city.
A recent extensive remodel puts this home among the best The best homes in the world And we’re lucky enough to be able to take a good look around, with designer Lucy Ayres, director and founder of 22 Interiors, who created the stunning new look.
She picks her favorite design moments from the project and explains how she arrived at the sophisticated and fun plans for the house.
Anyone looking for inspiration Living room ideas You will be spoiled for choice in this home. There are three distinct living rooms in the house, four if you count the outdoor seating, and each serves a slightly different purpose and has a very different look.
This space is a family room, a cozy living room with easy access to the garden. ‘The key here was full of neutrality. “We intentionally did not include cushions in different fabrics as a distinct option to keep the area free of visual noise,” explains designer Lucy. Key pieces include a Crate & Barrel coffee table, a custom Space 22 Interiors tweed finish, and a sleek white oak Baldwin table from Faithful Roots.
One of the homeowners’ must-haves was a beautiful elevated formal living room in which they could entertain their guests. “A room that looks beautiful and they’ll be proud to show off to friends,” Lucy explains.
Anyone looking for Living room wallpaper ideas Better consider this pleated linen wallcovering in a livable taupe shade, from Omexco, which designer Lucie says “screams formal and luxurious.”
“We wanted formality without being too heavy,” she adds. “The ideal Californian style is dressed smart and casual at the same time. The color palette is moody earth tones with elements of brightness.
“We used wood and warmth with burlap pieces as well as a variety of seating styles to reduce formality.”
A Roundel Bunching coffee table from Lemieux et Cie anchors the room, with another custom sofa from 22 Interiors, cushions in a House of Hackney fabric, and a bar cabinet from Soho Home—all of which nod to a more sophisticated living room for adults.
On the other side of the formal living room is a custom chaise longue from 22 Interiors, which, along with the wallpaper, is one of Lucy’s hero pieces in the room “with a nod to 1920s art deco, but maybe also the bar?” “It’s hard to choose,” she says. “We also love Rose Tarlow’s candle holders and decorative accessories.”
Lucy Ayres is the founder and principal designer at 22 Interiors, an award-winning full-service interior design agency. She is driven daily by her passion for design, color, and creating layouts that change the way her clients live, work, and feel.
Kitchen ideas The color of the existing kitchen island is integrated with the house. “We softened the rest of the space with oak, neutral fabrics, and lots of black and white,” says designer Lucy.
It was clear that accent lighting would feature in the kitchen lighting ideas here, and a trio of pendant lights from Visual Comfort helped bring about the changes in the reworked space, along with faux leather Crete bar stools from Four Hands.
“The dining room was challenging,” says designer Lucie, “because you can see this space as soon as you walk into the house—we wanted the dining area and entry area to complement each other and look elevated.” The lighting fixtures had to work together and not be too similar so that the dining area would be installed as a defined space between the family room, kitchen, and entryway. Choosing the fabric for the dining chairs was key. We’ve chosen vegan leather that is soft and fully wipeable.’
The key pieces here, besides the Fontaine chandelier from Visual Comfort, are the William Sonoma Home table with custom chairs from 22 Interiors.
This room was originally the home’s dining room, but with Lucy’s help the owners transformed it into a central playroom. In fact, it serves a dual purpose as a stylish (and appropriately fun) living room, and takes playroom ideas to the next level in terms of style and comfort.
“The wallpaper is definitely the hero piece here,” says Lucy. ‘I love the weird vibe in general and we played with it as much as we could – including the color palette. We created custom seating units in various matching colors that can be moved around as needed, which I think is essential in any playroom design.’
The wallpaper is House of Hackney’s Plantasia design in sage, giving the room depth and interest. The idea is that the wallpaper will remain intact if the owners decide to revert this space back into the dining room when the kids have outgrown the playroom. The sectional is from Villa Nova, while on the floor are functional Heaven Sent carpet tiles from Flor.
“Clients asked for their room to look like a hotel room but better, and I was inspired to give them a space that would change the way they felt when they walked in,” Lucy explains. Bedroom ideas For the basic suite. “The Phillip Jeffries wallpaper was key – it has a beautiful texture and quite ethereal feel, and is definitely the centerpiece in the room.”
The Anders pendant lamp from Pinch is the perfect complement to the wallcovering, while handcrafted lamps by Danny Kaplan add another luxurious element. The wallpaper is Mist Whisper on Marshmallow Manila Hemp, by Philip Jeffries.
There are plenty of inspiring kids’ bedroom ideas you can imitate in this fun and adventurous inspired space. ‘The color scheme was based on the idea of camping,’ explains Lucy. “The wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Jack Pine.” We added a fun tent bed that adds to the atmosphere.’
Key accessories here include the tent bed from Crate & Barrel, the rug from Jaipur, and the activity table from Pottery Barn.
Lucy’s design extends outside, as her backyard ideas included an outdoor lounge area where the homeowners can relax while watching the kids play and swim in their backyard. Along the patio there is also a large outdoor dining table for al fresco meals.
The sofas and lounge chairs are from Restoration Hardware, and the rug is from Jaipur.
Interior design: Lucy Eyre, 22 Interiors Company
Photography: Noah Webb