This Bright, Modern Townhouse Is the Epitome of California Cool

Dacy Knight

A house becomes a home when meaningful elements and unique details are added to the space, providing it with a personal story and a lived-in feel. For a newlywed couple who moved to Los Angeles, designer Genna Margolis of Shapeside helped transform a two-story townhouse in the city's West Hollywood neighborhood into a bright, modern space with impactful accents. "What's significant about this home is that the couple is from Chicago, so there are hints of it—from Kanye West to the [Air] Jordan prints in the dining room—while keeping it eclectic and globally inspired," explains Margolis. "My personal goal was to make it feel unique, open, and comfortable without it feeling stark." The sleek, streamlined design complements the midcentury-modern aesthetic of the space, and the carefully curated accents bring in pops of color and life and infuse the home with an elevated approach to California cool.

Head below to tour the West Hollywood townhouse, and read more of what Genna Margolis has to say about designing the space.

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