Every home needs a space to entertain and a space for restful sleep. This Mission Hills ranch was due for rejuvenation in both of these areas, as the clients wanted to explore ways to blend a taste for modern and traditional elements.
The project began in the dining room, which featured existing wainscoting. We amplified the space by extending the molding – adding height and impact. The atmosphere was transformed with paint as deep and dark as night, creating a dramatic setting for dinners with friends.
We chose a large mirror to reflect light from the garden beyond, while brass lighting and accessories add a warm glow. There’s a boldness about the rich rust of the patterned rug mimicked in the chairs’ upholstery. The intricate texture of the caning on the chair backs contrasts beautifully with the sleek, stone tabletop.
The primary bedroom’s mood is subdued but far from dull. This is a room that invites sensation. The deep texture of woven wallpaper plays against the smoothness of the custom walnut cabinetry. The woodwork runs wall-to-wall to encase the upholstered headboard, incorporating clever reading lights and neatly lifting nightstands from the floor. A bespoke wool rug echoes a shade of midnight blue carried from the dining room.
Sheer panels filter natural light, while blackout Roman shades darken the room for tranquil sleep. The owners’ existing leather chairs are the perfect spot for a catch-up cocktail at the end of the day. Now that’s a tradition we can get behind.