It doesn't surprise us that our CEO, Katherine Power—who co-founded Clique Brands properties Who What Wear, Byrdie, and MyDomaine—has an eye for interior design. We've been avid followers of her enviable personal on Instagram and rejoiced when she made it affordable with the Who What Wear collection at Target. Her former Beverly Hills home (it was on the market for $2.4 million in 2015) is nothing short of breathtaking. With the help of celebrity interior designer Estee Stanley, Power and her husband, celebrity photographer Justin Coit, completely renovated and restored the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, 2121-square-foot home, bringing it back to its fairytale English country vibe.
Built in 1937, the house features original leaded and stained glass windows, hardwood floors, and four fireplaces. Bathrooms were elegantly remodeled with marble countertops, black-and-white tile, and polished chrome fixtures. The pair also added an in-ground pool and a built-in barbecue in their beautiful brick backyard, making it a perfect place to entertain on a sunny L.A. day.
We spoke to Power to learn more about the home and interior style. Read on to hear how this beautiful space came together.
Power tells us one of her greatest inspirations for her home was Brenda Antin, a noted L.A. antiques collector and designer, who owns an eponymous antique shop—and whose home we featured on MyDomaine earlier this year. "Brenda has the most exquisite taste. She collects and curates real European antiques," Power says. "Every piece you'll find in her shop is a work of art." Power tells us she acquired both original antiques as well as new designs from Antin. She calls her custom French linen sofa from Antin her "single best investment." She says, "It's like sitting on a cloud—there’s nothing like it."
One of Power’s other favorite pieces is a custom wood and black tufted velvet sofa in her living room, which Estee Stanley designed for her library in the Greystone Mansion Show House. “I loved it so much I had to buy it from her,” she admits.
Another great inspiration for Power’s home—which has a color palette of predominantly neutrals and black—is the work of interior designer Darryl Carter. “I love how the backdrop of his work is always a great white, and then it’s layered with cool old antiques,” she says.
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Power discovered her beautiful woven armchair in celebrated interior designer Nathan Turner's West Hollywood showroom.
Power describes the aesthetic of her home as “traditional meets European antique.” She marries a French farmhouse vibe—which you see in the kitchen with its ladderback chairs and wood-and-steel worktable—with a softer, lighter Scandinavian look in other rooms, for “an eclectic European mix.”
For many of the vintage collectibles in her home, such as the pottery, wood table, and books in her living room, they shopped at online vintage marketplace Chairish. Another favorite resource for vintage furniture and décor, she tells us, is Mecox Gardens. Though many of her accents are traditional, she did sprinkle in some more modern pieces, such as the abstract orb drawings by New Orleans artist Amanda Talley, which she found at Citizen Atelier. “Some of my favorite vintage and antiques shops for thrifty finds are the Mart Collective in Venice and the Agoura Antique Mart,” Power says.
The biggest challenge of designing her home, Power says, was choice. “I have a hard time making a commitment when it comes to furniture, so it was helpful to have Estee make decisions and offer her perspective.” Needless to say, we’re in envy of every last choice the pair made.