This house was a fun collaboration with a young family embarking on their first home and first remodeling project. They purchased the house for its great neighborhood and large lot, but the house needed tremendous work. Working with the architect and contractor, the house was expanded slightly and transformed into a fresh, open space, perfect for a growing art collection, three adorable kids and six chickens living happily in their midcentury-style coop.
All photos in this section by David W. Gilbert
BEDFORD & BURNS
A "cursed" restaurant location in the heart of Beverly Hills had changed hands five times in as many years. We transformed the space from its current incarnation as a trendy Mexican spot into a homey, residential-style bistro. Drawing upon the traditional style of the heyday of Beverly Hills, we added traditional millwork, chose classic colors and injected some special touches like a Serge Mouille light fixture and the owners' art collection ranging from Dennis Doheny oils to a Robert Rauschenberg collage.
Most photos by Grey Crawford
Working with the owners of this house from the first time they toured the space with their realtor, we completely reworked the space in a very short time. Practically every surface in the home was covered with mirrors and pastel paint. The owners are passionate collectors of antiques so we designed a space to highlight their beautiful collection curated over several decades. Because the dated and cheaply-built kitchen had no windows, we went bold and embraced the drama of a dark space, painting all of the new cabinetry a deep palm green.