House Design

Design house: a Los Angeles home gets a sophisticated refresh from JDP Interiors

This 1920s historic home has been redesigned and modernized to fit a new family

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A renovated home in Los Angeles features a pared-down color scheme with places to dine, entertain and relax, designed by Los Angeles studio JDP Interiors.  

Located in the genteel neighborhood of Hancock Park, the home was redesigned by JDP Interiors for a young family who were looking for modern interiors that were fun and youthful.

'The clients wanted a comfortable home with modern elements that seamlessly blended with the traditional style of the home,' says Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors.

Los Angeles home

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'The clients were interested in a modern home that would be fit for a family, yet still looked elegant and sophisticated,' studio founder Joyce told Homes & Gardens.  

'They requested a serene colour scheme while keeping it graceful, infusing comfortable and natural materials for furniture items – aimed at providing plenty of seating for entertaining and hosting friends and family.'

Los Angeles home

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This 1920s Spanish home includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and encompasses 4,400 square feet.  

White walls and dark wood floors serve as the backdrop for wood furniture in neutral tones, and pieces in cane, leather and reclaimed wood.

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Joyce opted for a light and bright aesthetic that works beautifully well with the existing narrow rooms and high ceilings.

'More is more in this home,' explains Joyce. 'The long, skinny living room was a challenge. Larger scale items were key to preventing the space from feeling cluttered and messy.'

(Image credit: Amy Bartlam)

(Image credit: Amy Bartlam)

(Image credit: Amy Bartlam)

(Image credit: Amy Bartlam)

'When my clients purchased the house, the floors in the dining room and hearth in the living room were a previously added modern two-toned geometric tile that felt so wrong in this soft historic home,' says Joyce. 'So, the first thing we did was remove them and replace them with a beautiful limestone floor in a Versailles pattern. The immediate difference was astounding and created a much softer, elevated, and timeless look and feel.'

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Adorned with a carefully-curated selection of vintage art, the dining room is a masterclass in classic California style.

Above a vintage-style table hangs a Lawson Fenning chandelier, with dining chairs in the style of Pierre Jeanerette. 

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'This is one of my favorite project to date,' says Joyce. 'The clients couldn't have been happier with the redesign.' 

Designer: Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors  

Contractor: Wolfpack Professional Builders   

Photographer: Amy Bartlam