Step Inside a Bel Air Home With a Fresh New Look—Thanks to Texas-Sourced Antiques

An empty nester was slowly but surely able to see her art-filled home in a new light

Room Indoors Furniture Kitchen Kitchen Island Plant Home Decor and Chair

The majority of the kitchen cabinets are painted in Backdrop’s Ritual Unions, and the island is clad in the company’s Drive-Thru Safari hue. The vintage Stilnovo ceiling fixture is by Rewire. The backsplash tiles are Davlin Gold by Ann Sacks. The large handmade ceramic is by Rhett Baruch, and the Cloud Plates are by Beau Rush Ceramics.

Furniture Bookcase Chair Indoors Room Living Room and ShelfArt: © 2022 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

A Diego Rivera work hangs in the library, which also features a Hans Wegner chair. Other standout pieces are the client’s own wood root side table, a vintage Cat Eye Nero Marquina Marble coffee table, a Moroccan rug by Jamal’s Rug Collection, and the client’s own sofa reupholstered in a Toyine fabric.

Interior Design Indoors Furniture and Room

Vintage Italian Mazzegga sconces, sourced from Rewire, decorate the powder room. The Lorenzo Burchiellaro 1970s mirror is from ma+39, the wall-mounted faucet in raw brass is by Waterworks Henry, and the Portola Roman Clay wall finish is by Quelle.

Furniture Indoors Room Bedroom Bed Flooring Wood and Interior Design

Another view of the primary bedroom, where the client’s bedframe was reupholstered in Hollyhock by Hodsoll McKenzie for Zimmer + Rohde. The room is complemented with a Pat McGann bed throw, the client’s own nightstands, and a vessel from Virga. Other elements include Pigeon & Poodle glasswork, Faro Cylinder carafe in amber. the client’s own vintage sconces, and Juliao Sarmento art above the bed. A Susan Doyle piece is visible in the adjacent lounge.

Furniture Living Room Room Indoors Couch Table and Coffee TableArt: © Ed Ruscha/Gagosian.
The primary bedroom features a serene sitting area arranged around a De Sede DS-80 Sofa Daybed, Switzerland, 1969. The room is rounded up by the client’s own coffee table, gold leaf and lacquer lounge chairs by Vladimir Kagan, reupholstered in rust mohair, a raked ceramic piece (artist unknown) sourced through Robert Massello, and a vintage Persian area rug by Nomad’s Loom. The vintage bronze mirror, blackened steel side table, brass biomorphic shape, and bronze female figure resting atop the coffee table are all from NFS. The double glaze ceramic on the fireplace, by an unknown artist, is from Gillian Bryce. The shelf ceramic is by Picasso, and an Ed Ruscha artwork can also be seen. Backdrop paint, in Morning Ritual, was used on the wall and ceiling.
Furniture Wood Living Room Room Indoors Flooring Hardwood Floor Rug and Interior Design

The project started out as a simple retooling of the primary bath, which turned out so well that the clients overhauled the rest of the house. The LuDown flush mount in patinated un-lacquered brass is by Lumfardo. The vintage chair and ottoman, by Cyril Clerc, were reupholstered in Elitis Gardino hand-printed linen. Side table is the client’s own, the ceramic vessel is by Studio Balestra, the fixtures in un-lacquered brass are by Waterworks Henry, and the vintage Turkish Sparta rug is from Jamal’s Rug Collection. Included in the space are also Biomorphic brass bowl, NFS Showroom; vintage Sergio Mazza sconces for Artemide, Rewire & Lumfardo; Paonazzetto honed marble slabs, Stonemart, fabricated by New Horizons Stone & Tile. The vintage bronze swan ring dish is from the designer’s own collection. The millwork in white oak is by L. Custom Cabinets and Wood Works with Rocky Mountain Hardware; the wall and ceiling plaster, Domingue Pastellone Vapore, is by Studio One.

Via Architectural Digest

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