Favorite Spaces

This study was designed by architect Linda Brettler for her husband, Matthew Weiner (creator of Mad Men).  It is in a 1920’s Spanish-style house in the Hollywood Hills that they renovated and restored.  This space immediately made me think of one you might see in a decorator show house which are, many times, experiments in design meant to wow an audience.  

I’m drawn to the contrasts of this space, a room that is essentially a garden room decorated as if it were a wood paneled study or gentleman’s den.  The custom designed shelving behind the desk looks as if it is open to the outdoors – a genius design to allow the practicality of a bookcase (a beautifully ornate one) but maintain maximum natural light.  An attention to detail has touched every inch of the space, floor to ceiling, bringing in different periods and styles.  But my favorite pieces have to be those chrome chairs in front of the desk – wow!


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