Sorry I Didn't Reply, I Was Too Busy Pinning This Striking Spanish Colonial Home


Melissa GayleDESIGN: Colette Shelton of COCOCOZY

When you think of the quintessential Los Angeles architectural style there is one that immediately springs to mind: the Spanish colonial. They typically feature white stucco over adobe brick or stone walls, arched doorways, wooden beams, and red, barrel tile roofs and they are truly a signature design style of L.A. real estate. So, of course, when we see one that has been restored and modernized while paying homage to its heritage, we can't resist taking a peek inside. Well, you're in for a treat, because Colette “Coco” Shelton of Cococozy design blog did just that with her latest project. 

Located in the upscale neighborhood of View Park, the 1930s Spanish colonial revival is 1860 square feet of pure gold. Elevating the home’s gorgeous bones and preserving its historical character was exactly what Shelton had in mind when she approached the design. This was especially important given the project required a complete interior renovation with all new baths, outdoor landscape and hardscape, plumbing, electric, HVAC, wood flooring, paint, and a chef-ready kitchen. The design offers a fresh twist on old-world Hollywood with clean lines, midcentury-inspired pieces, luxe textures, and unexpected pops of color and pattern for a refreshingly tailored aesthetic.

"I wanted to honor the history of the home," she tells me. "In a world where everyone is tearing up the interiors of homes to create spaces that all look the same (such as an open floor plan), I wanted to honor the character." Shelton deliberately chose not to blow out all of the major walls and entirely change the personality of the home. Take a peek inside and see how she infused her eclectic, elevated, and tailored interior style into this striking Spanish colonial home.