Casual-Cool "Love" Rooms

This house stopped my in my tracks when I saw it in Elle Decor.  (Back in March of '09!)  It's a 1927 redone Hollywood house that was once owned by Ingrid Bergman that now belongs to director & producer Brett Ratner. (To read the full article, go here.)

{Brett Ratner's House in Hollywood, featured in Elle Decor.  Designed by the renowned Waldo Fernandez}
The laid-back house hosts great parties & is masculine and natural.  I love its collected feel (this is almost a characteristic in my favorite spaces) and the mix of vintage & traditional pieces.  The house has such a palpable sense of place and some serious vibes.  I'd love to live somewhere like this one day.

And I must think about this window at least once a month:

{Perfection }

I'm working on a project right now & I was thrilled when my client sent over this apartment as inspiration:

{Design by Brad Ford I.D. featured in Lonny}

There's nothing better when a client pulls inspiration photos from some of your favorite magazine articles.  The ones you've poured over.

This kitchen by Peter Dunham fits right in:

{by Peter Dunham featured in House Beautiful}

I love this shot of the bowl of clementines:

{Peter Dunham}

And here's another favorite.  I want this:

It's such a practical set up with there being two tables and a little space to slide in between so no one has to scoot a mile to get to the center of the other side.  (The eating areas in my home are fairly small and I imagine I'll do something similar to this in our dining room one day to accomodate us a bit better.)

I'm so excited about the design I've been working on for this client.  It's a casual-feeling mix of modern & vintage pieces with a scultptural vibe.  The space itself is light & airy & interesting.  I can't wait to see it through!!

I'm off to work but have a great day!!

xoxo, Lauren

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Laurel-Dawn McBurney said...

That wrap around banquette is to DIE for! Thanks for the lovely post!

Jen Biasi said...

Ummm, I love every single one of these spaces. Wow. Perfection. Enjoy your new project! :o) (And thanks for the continued inspiration!)

pve design said...

Sick. (in a good way)

under spanish moss said...

We love a mix of modern and vintage pieces. The window seat is fabulous! Can imagine a family spending time there. Can't wait to see more on your project.

The enchanted home said...
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The enchanted home said...

Love the whole vibe...I think the key is mixing pieces and styles to create a personal and inviting feel to the room. That first one is especially beautiful!
Stop by.doing a great giveaway for a gorgeous Kilim bench!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

I am such a sucker for banquettes and window seats! LOVE these two you posted today. Thanks for that! :)

Janie said...

Wow..beautiful ideas..I Love the window...

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love the window seat! Have a window that may need a seat like that. All the photos are fabulous.

Elizabeth @

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love the window seat! Have a window that may need a seat like that. All the photos are fabulous.

Elizabeth @

Boo Hazard said...

I NEED that banquette!! How fun would that be in a kitchen!? - BOO

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Brad Ford's living is amazing.

Hope you are well!


Unknown said...

Loving this style, especially love the pillows and the banquette in the last photo. Thanks for the inspiration! Can't wait to see more.

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A Perfect Gray said...

very much remember the article about the place in the first photo. I remember loving it as well. lauren, right now I am going thru some old magazines, sorting and getting rid of. I came across your house in BH&G. Loved it again today just like I did when it was new. keeping that one! donna

Jenny Castle Design said...

Love all those spaces - the wrap around banquet is in my "favorite files" :)

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous! I'm loving that dining area with the couch! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

William Arthur Blog Team said...

All great!! And, we love Peter Dunham's work. ; )

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Lauren- That first house is so amazing. And the article says there's a vintage photo booth in his backyard - what a place for a party!