This Striking Pacific Palisades Home Is Giving Us Serious Chills (in a Good Way)

Even though we look at interior design day in and day out, there's nothing quite like the buzz you feel when peering behind the closed doors of someone's home. That's a privilege we never take for granted. I can't imagine a day where any of the MyDomaine team would get home tour fatigue. In fact, when a pitch we're especially giddy about pops into our inbox, editors will often crowd around a colleague's computer to get a closer look.

This tour was one of those moments. When Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors sent me this striking 3600-square-foot home in the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, I got serious chills. The five-bedroom, four-bath home is the epitome of California cool with a contemporary mix of the new and the old, high in texture and high in contrast. Just the way Pickens likes it.

Built in 1947, the house had already been remodeled in the early '80s, but it was in need of some modern love. "When we got our hands on it, it was a mix of traditional and farmhouse with a revival Spanish courtyard all mixed into one," she tells me. "So while it had great bones, it was a challenge to create a cohesive story and look." But Pickens nailed it. Take the tour for yourself and get your Pinterest finger ready.