TIMELESS INTERIORS: WEST HOLLYWOOD HOME - A TALE OF TWO STYLES

IT IS A TALE AS OLD AS TIME

BOY MEETS BOY.

BOYS FALL IN LOVE.

BOYS BUY A HOUSE.

The next thing you know, they have hired AARON B DUKE and contractor, Michael Pereyra to create their dream home. 

The climax of the story arises when we realize they each have two very different styles and aesthetics – one is very contemporary and the other one very traditional. 

By collaborating with our clients, we were able to blend a new home design with old world treasures.

From the moment you enter the home, you get a taste about what is in store for rest of the home. 

Using three-dimensional wall panels and LED lighting, the design duo were able to create a sensational effect. 

The larger than life Giacometti-inspired sculptures from Phillips Collection.  Hear no evil.  See no evil.  Speak no evil.

DESIGNING FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Our clients love to entertain their friends, so the open space floor plan of the second floor incorporated a kitchen, dining room, and living room.

Everyone can be a part of the excitement.

While the kitchen is most definitively contemporary in design with a mixture of textured wood cabinets below and white lacquer flat-front cabinets above. 

We selected a natural stone backsplash that incorporated all the colors of the cabinets and compliments the Silestone countertops and island. 

The playful Ring Stools from Global Views created additional island seating for guests while delicious meals are prepared. 

AARON B DUKE and Mr. Pereyra accessorized the kitchen with classic and timeless accessories to make sure both our clients were represented in their home.

It was important that our clients be able to seat eight guests for dinner parties they enjoy throwing from time-to-time. 

Many meals have been shared around this table. 

Giving a nod to the modernist, the chandelier is a sculptural delight for the eyes.

The bookcase to the left of the dining table was styled with the clients’ own treasures they have collected over the years and incorporated the traditional elements of the space.

We made use of every bit of space to ensure there was enough seating groups to allow for entertaining during large parties. 

The modern settee and wooden coffee table allow guests to cozy up to one another for delightful conversation during a party. 

Our clients had found these unique metal sculptures. 

We defined the sitting area by placing them on pedestals and highlighted them with sconces.

The living room had to be about comfort. 

They wanted a casual place to cuddle up on the sofa and a place where their friends felt comfortable.

The cream and grey graphic rug anchored the room and provided contrast against the dark colored furniture. 

A sectional was selected with an attached chaise for those moments when you want to put you feet up and relax. 

Additional barrel back swivel chairs allowed for guest to be apart of any conversation. 

Contemporary custom built-ins were designed to showcase collectables, books, and treasure the two had separately collected over the years. 

It is the perfect juxtaposition of contemporary and traditional flare.

BEAUTIFUL BATHS

Every couple needs a shower built for two. 

The walls were clad in teak slated porcelain tile from Porcelanosa and the floors with black river rock from Emser Tile & Natural Stone. 

Each of the gentlemen have their own shower head, hand shower, body sprays, and niche creating the simply superlative in-home spa experience.

OUTDOOR DESIGN - ENJOYING EVERY SQUARE FOOT

Outdoor entertaining is a must for these West Hollywood men. 

Having a rooftop space is a commodity.

They had quite a wish list of functions they wanted this space to serve, and we were more than happy to accommodate their requests. 

A special pebble floor bound with epoxy was laid as the backdrop for this rooftop oasis. 

We added an outdoor kitchen complete with sink, grill, dishwasher, refrigerator, and storage – everything they would need for entertaining without having to go up and down the stairs. 

The weather in Southern California is a treat year round. 

Our clients wanted a special place they could enjoy alone or with a group of friends.

We added an outdoor kitchen complete with sink, grill, dishwasher, refrigerator, and storage – everything they would need for entertaining without having to go up and down the stairs. 

The weather in Southern California is a treat year round. 

Our clients wanted a special place they could enjoy alone or with company. 

They have an integrated audio and even a television to watch their favorite movies or catch up on the latest news. 

Comfort was paramount. 

Sofas, pillows, chaise longue (this is the correct French spelling) border the space and provide ample options for relaxing and reclining. 

LED lighting was used to create a soft and ambient experience at night. 

Guest are in for a treat as they can sit at the bar or the expandable dining table and enjoy meals with views of the Hollywood Hills. 

If you and your significant other suffer from a tale of two styles, contact AARON B DUKE so he can blend the best of both of you into your dream home.