Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: A couple and their baby
Location: Los Angeles
Size: 3,800 square feet (353 square meters); four bedrooms, six bathrooms, plus pool house
Designer: Shelby Wood
Designer Shelby Wood created the house with a family in mind. The eventual buyers loved the special touches and bright feel and snapped it up before it officially hit the market.
The facade provides privacy from the street but also connects to the outdoors via the balcony and large windows and doors. The fence to the left creates a private courtyard; a frosted-glass garage door is on the right. The landscape is drought-tolerant to conserve water in parched Southern California.
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Dining table: Bassman Blaine
To the right is the kitchen, and the outdoor space visible here is the private front courtyard, which creates an atrium. Past the courtyard is the home office. The house opens on three sides to the courtyard, which offers a delightful outdoor spot for coffee in the morning.
Coffee table: John Cortese, 7th & Seventh Design; stools: Bassman Blaine
Range: Viking; countertop: Silestone; prismatic globe pendants: Restoration Hardware
On the second story, the balcony shaded by the overhang on the left is off the master bedroom; the one on the right belongs to another bedroom.
Inside the pool house, Wood had the freedom to go a little more eclectic. The look has whimsical Palm Springs flair. The wallpaper, designed by artist Abigail Edwards, is called Owls of the British Isles.
The “happy orange” on the bathroom door plays off the colorful glass collection beautifully.
Hicks pendant light: Visual Comfort; Malachite wallpaper: York
Wood introduced another of her quirky signature touches with this circa 1920 salvaged door, painted bright green, for another bathroom. The Moroccan floor tile was made by hand locally. A coat rack with mirror brings in another vintage touch.
Door: Olde Good Things; coat rack: Restoration Hardware
A striated wallcovering behind the mirror adds more texture to the room.
Wallpaper by Stacy Garcia: York; Hanley chandelier: Arteriors
In the master bedroom, a global mix — including a Moroccan rug, a Scottish blanket and an Acapulco chair — makes the room inviting and comfortable. Gonzalez, Wood’s good-natured, head-shaking contractor, made the bench, which has copper pipes for legs.
Chair: CB2; lamps: Bassman Blaine; vintage Gucci bag: Etsy seller Stated Style
Additional team members: Architectal drawings: Carlos Monlin; developer: Riviera Property Group