Dubin Residence

A young couple recently purchased this vintage 1936 Spanish style home, located in the Carthay Square area of Los Angeles, California. Since the living room doubles as a family room, it was essential to make it functional, while maintaining its charm.

The focal point of the room is a beautiful leaded and stained glass window overlooking a tree lined street. I opted for a simple natural linen drapery on an iron rod with an attractive finial, characteristic of the period. Woven woods were the perfect choice for the French windows.

Broken tiles on the fireplace hearth were replaced with terra cotta field tiles. To add a splash of color, I inserted three Malibu tiles, each in a different pattern, repeating the turquoises and navy blues in the room's fabrics and accessories.

The architecture of the fireplace was highlighted with the use of three paint colors: Benjamin Moore's Jicama, Safari, and Oat Straw. The walls were also painted Jicama, a sandy yellow which casts a soft glow during the day, and looks like candlelight in the evening. Ceiling beams were painted a warm chocolate brown.

The hardwood floors were original to the house. All we needed was an area rug to anchor the furniture, creating a cozy seating area around the plasma television and fireplace. A bookcase was filled books and accessories, the clients' art was reframed and hung, and this inviting living room now reflects the personalities of its fun-loving owners!
Dubin Remodel
“Window treatment.” — alymcf
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“paint” — caltman123
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