NAME: Peter Dolkas DESIGN STYLE: Santa Barbara Scandinavian VISITOR'S REACTIONS: "I love your rug!" (It's a cut-pile persian my brother found for me in Idaho, of all places) WORDS TO LIVE BY: Surround yourself with styles you love and ignore any pressure to decorate a certain way. The more eclectic the mix, the better.
NAME: Laurie Trott DESIGN STYLE: Danish modern meets grandma's hand-me-downs VISITOR'S REACTIONS: "I love your china set!" WORDS TO LIVE BY: Serendipity! I like the happy surprise of the unexpected find mixed with the usual suspects.
NAME: Lola Gonzalez DESIGN STYLE: Desaturated industrial femme VISITOR'S REACTIONS: "There's more color here than we thought!" WORDS TO LIVE BY: Invest in classic pieces you're really in love with and play with the accents.
NAME: Britt Aboutaleb DESIGN STYLE: Classic with a twist. VISITOR'S REACTIONS: "This is so LA!" WORDS TO LIVE BY: Listen to your space. I started with a clean slate when I moved to LA and took my time to find things I really loved and it really paid off.
NAME: Esteban Gonzalez DESIGN STYLE: Nuevo Deco: A mix of contemporary and midcentury Dutch, anchored by Art Deco. VISITOR'S REACTIONS: "This is SO not what I was expecting." I guess, it's a good thing? WORDS TO LIVE BY: Edit, edit, edit, until it feels right...then edit again.
Photographs: 1.Courtesy of the The Zoe Report, 2. Luke Wooden, 3. The Coveteur, 4&5. Courtesy of Editor
|Handwoven Kilim Pillow Cover, $30, Sukan||Golden Leaf Candle Sconce, $137, Bellacor||Tall Glasses, $30, Kate Spade Saturday|
|Black Rya on Orange, $800, Brook&Lyn||Cobble Hill Soho Sofa, $2495, ABC Carpet & Home||Untitled, Price Upon Request, Daniel Clurman|
|Folding Brass Stool, $289, Douglas and Bec||Smoked Little Pot of Gold, $90, Syma Small Works||AJ Floor Lamp, $1098, DWR|
|Drinking Glasses, From $20 (Set of Six), ABC Carpet & Home||Bleu Nature Nilleq Driftwood Cube, $1575, Barneys||Morgan Sofa, $2956, Jayson Home|
|Table Lamp, $1276, The Apartment||Square Vide Poche, $695, Christofle||Martin Olsen Clam Armchair, $44000, 1st Dibs|