Los Angeles, California
795 sq ft.
Biggest Design Challenge:
Creating that boutique-hotel feeling in your everyday home
Bree McCool Photography
We are so excited to kick off the weekend with the project we've been slowly unveiling, and affectionately calling the #MrHollywoodProperProject, if you've been following along on Instagram.
When you hear the words bachelor pad, this is not the place that comes to mind. We were so honored to have our #MrHollywoodProperProject featured on Domino Mag, and dubbed the “the chicest bachelor pad in LA, hands down". Frankly, we can’t really argue with that!
This project started with clean, modern palette - the building sits in Hollywood’s Columbia Square and was designed by (the Queen herself) Kelly Wearstler - so needless to say, the bones were excellent. But that was about all there was to go on. Everything you see here is new and was thoughtfully searched for, curated and brought in over the course of two months to turn the space into our client’s dream home.
One of our favorite things about this home, is that there are truly unique pieces around every corner. The result is an organic modern space with loads of texture, pattern and plenty of vintage and handcrafted pieces.
The main objective with our client, was that he wanted to have that "hotel feel" in his home. We took that to heart and focused on creating unique and memorable moments while keeping it minimal, sticking to a cohesive palette throughout .
We started from scratch - there were no family heirlooms or must-keep furniture pieces to have in this space, so we were really able to put our stamp on it, completely furnishing and styling the home from top to bottom. However, our client is from Sydney, so we did love adding some handmade Australian accents to bring in nostalgia and meaning, like this stunning raffia piece placed on the concrete wall. The combination of these two textures is stunning, if we say so ourselves - we really can’t get enough!
Nailing the neutral game is all about the use texture. Playing with different shades and tones, even pattern, gives you a layered effect that adds personality. We mixed wood tones for a look that feels comfortable and a bit masculine and added plenty of plants and florals throughout the space to soften it.
Scout Modern Tip: Feels like something is missing? It’s probably fresh florals and greenery! We always suggest that clients keep fresh florals in their space, as it drastically changes the look and overall feel of a room. Seriously, give it a try!
Now, let’s talk about lighting. The lighting design was truly key in creating that boutique hotel vibe; we gave each space its own lighting moment with handcrafted hanging wall sconces in the bedroom, a three-arm chandelier above the dining table, and a polished nickel pole sconce in the entry. Several candles and tealights are placed throughout for ambiance.
We truly love this space, and enjoyed working on it! What do you think? Did Domino get it right with the “Chicest Bachelor Pad in LA”? Did we achieve the look and feel of a boutique-hotel living? We’d love to hear your thoughts! This one is definitely on the books as a favorite for us!