Tuesday, 8 June 2010

California Home

How are you dear readers? I'm ok, thanks. After yesterday's bright colours let's tone it down a notch or two and visit this 1990s Mediterranean-style home decorated by interior designers Michael and Alexander Misczynski. They established their Los Angeles firm, Atelier AM, in 2002, two years after getting married. They've had high-profile clients such as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
A combination of modern and rustic furniture with many antiques and a soft palette throughout the house. Elegant and subdued. Let's step in.

In the entryway: a Han vase, Isamu Noguchi sculpture, table with blue stone base and English 17th-century oak top and French 19th-century mortars. Painting by Mark Bradford. French antique limestone flooring.

Lamp by antique dealer Axel Vervoordt. Love the bronze table by Swiss sculptor Diego Giacometti with the owl perched on a side branch.

Italian 18th-century consoles flank the Louis XIV fireplace. Bronze chairs by Diego Giacometti and seats in antique linen add layers of texture to the clean design.

Han amphora on custom limestone table. Francis Jourdain oak chair, c. 1930. A Ming vase as was transformed into lamp.

Børge Mogensen wooden chairs in original leather. Axel Vervoordt coffee table made of 17th-century chestnut. Painting by Milton Avery.

A 1930's lamp by Jean Besnard rests upon an Italian 16th-century table. The Louis XVI doors from France lead into the master bedroom.

Sstainless steel and aluminum kitchen island. On antique French oak shelves a Dutch 18th-century pewter. Han vase on limestone countertop.

Bedside chest, of antique wood, by Axel Vervoordt. Italian 17th-century chest.

A French 17th-century table acts as a desk in the master bedroom. An Italian 18th-century mirror hangs above an Axel Vervoordt lamp.

French table and 18th-century cupboard in the bathroom.

Outdoor sitting area with vintage chairs and cushions in antique linens.

Long wooden table by Axel Vervoordt. Antique linen cushions complete the Treillage wicker chairs with pillows in antique hemp. Zinc sculptures adorn the table.

In the home's outdoor garden, sweet alyssum, blue salvia and potato vine grow abundantly.

Architectural renovation by Marvin Herman with Drexel Patteron and Tony Crisafi
Landscape Architecture by Robert E. Truskowski.

All images and information from Veranda.

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  1. Hi Kisus, e tu come stai ?
    L'esterno di quella villa mi piace molto :-))

  2. I have seen the house some times and it is very Belgian inspired! Very Axel Vervoordt inspired!
    Love it!

  3. Hi Kifus! What a lovely post. The house is so summer-like, I mostly adore the stone wall at the patio (3rd last photo), very cosy.

  4. Such a beautiful home, I can't even begin to narrow down my favorite photos. I love the master bedroom, the limestone table, the blue sofa, the outdoor spaces, everything!


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