There's So Much More to This Historic Art Deco Home Than Its Cali-Cool Vibes

Home. It's such a loaded word. For us, home is our happy place. It's our private refuge away from the noise and structure of the world outside. A place where we are in control and where we can truly be ourselves. There's no pressure to conform to societal norms, no expectations to be or look like something you're not—you can truly relax and breathe. It's why we can't wait to get back when we've been away from it too long. This is the feeling Katie Hodges of Katie Hodges Design wanted to create.

When the Los Angeles–based interior designer first stepped inside this Hancock Park apartment in Los Angeles, she knew what she wanted to do with it. The nine-unit historic art deco building was constructed by Bing Crosby in the 1930s, so the place was literally bursting with personality and charm thanks in part to its architectural bones. "My goal was to create a space that felt equal parts cozy and modern while maintaining a neutral color palette," Hodges told MyDomaine. "There's so much romance in Spanish architecture, and I wanted to capture the feeling of understated elegance in a way that still felt modern and fresh."

While Hodges's style evolves with every space she works on and each home really "calls for its own voice," she can never veer too far away from that laid-back Cali-cool aesthetic. "There is always a strong pull toward that California-modern style with textural elements incorporated throughout the design," she says. And we think that after scrolling through this beautiful space, you'll agree with her.

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