Designer Katie Rivinus and Adam Blackman poured over ten years into updating their 1950s modern post-and-beam-style home in Los Angeles. All of their dedication paid off in a big way. With a mixture of modern angles and retro furnishings this home has personality. Sunlight streams in through the large windows and the sky lights nestled in the exposed wood beam ceilings. Cinderblock flanks the walls while stainless steel accents the kitchen. Tailored style is prevalent in the furnishings slightly hinting a masculine appeal. Together this pair created a phenomenal space that reflects life’s inspirations of dramatic scale, color, texture and patina that comes with age.
Additional height is generated by the slightly angled ceiling. Chinese water carriers hang over the sink in a decorative fashion.
The tufted black chair draped in its original leather upholstery is stately yet gracefully detailed.
The orange swivel club chairs were designed by art deco furniture designer Paul Frankl. The “V”-like cutout is mesmerizingly unusual.
A view of the tranquil pond just beyond the glass sliding doors completes the atmosphere of this home.
This updated 1920s stacking chest found at a flea market is only one of the details that make this home special.