Emily Henderson

stylebyemilyhenderson.com · Oct 18, 2017

Griffith Park Living Room Reveal

Welcome to the Griffith Park home living room reveal. This room is the older, more conservative brother of the Sunroom that we revealed on Monday. It’s formal without being too fancy, and comfortable while still being elevated. Let’s get into it.

When we first started the project the family had just moved in. The two blue sofas were newer purchases, but other than that they were looking for everything.

The mood/product board went through a few iterations before we all landed on and loved the version below.

The room was to feel paired back, but not cold and with a mix of a couple different styles but not ‘eclectic’. There isn’t a lot of “stuff” and what there is feels thoughtful and really helps to give all the symmetry some movement.

So here you are folks. The living room.

The two sofas (custom-made by Mitchell Gold Bob Williams) faced each other and created a really great conversation area. The rug (custom size) is really the only pattern in the room and it’s simplicity and neutral color palette works with the rest of the pieces and adds some of the 70’s casual vibe that the clients love and have used throughout the rest of the house.

There is that famous tray from Nickey Kehoe – the one Ginny put on her coffee table (and purchased, not gifted). I don’t think this client kept it (probably due to the $800 price tag) nor that vessel which is INSANE in all the right ways.

The mirror above the mantel is leather and feels edgy and cool, while modernizing the original fireplace.

The sconces brought in a beautiful marble texture and the brass finish helped warm it up slightly. We kept the mantel really simple, with some accessories flanking the mirror but on the conservative side. Do you remember when I put like 18 things on my mantle??? Oh, how things have changed. I still love accessories, but just less of them and more edited.

Burlwood made a heavy appearance in this room, with the vintage credenza and the coffee table vying hard for ‘most beautiful’. I love the matching lamps, bringing in the variety of finishes that we are relying on in this house – black, brass, chrome and wood.

We do need to chat about the curtains. The window treatments in the ‘before’ shots came with the house. At one point Ginny and the client wanted them to be gray and since they were technically the right size, and just simple linen we thought perhaps we could dye them. Well, they came back from the professional dyers 6″ shorter and with a TERRIBLE texture. It was one of those cases of ‘who’s going to pay for this?’ Such a fun situation to be in. Luckily because of this blog we were able to get these new ones gifted from Decorview which ended up being perfect for the room. I had used them in our old house and loved their options and customer service (and yes, the homeowners were extremely relieved/grateful of the gifting).

They are simple with a light lining and pinch pleats. Those french rods were the ones that inspired mine – I love them so much (mine are from here, via Calico).

The sitting area in that little corner was kept open with two large vintage 70’s club chairs. It’s safe to say that you are starting to get their style at this point, right?

That lamp from Rejuvenation (which I think was mine that we borrowed for the shoot, not to be returned :)) brought in a lovely soft texture and shape, in a mid-century vibe.

The art wall is one of my favorites – mostly collected by the homeowners, with a couple pieces we sourced (and they kept).

I love how the frames vary in width just enough to give it a collected look, even though they are all simple. Most of this was the homeowners doing, but I’m happy to take credit for it.

Their books found a home in our custom bookshelf. We designed it specifically to house/display their books and objects, and still allow room for an art wall.

That black lamp from Noir was borrowed for our Sotheby’s shoot, but since this shoot was the following week we brought it here and the clients loved it and purchased it. I think it’s such a powerful lamp and would love to use it (I’m having a moment with spheres right now… ).

Again, Ginny and Mel led the design of this, with me approving and being there for the install (I can’t miss an install). They did such a great job. I also want to again thank our client for having exquisite taste and being so wonderful to work with 🙂

Let us know any questions in the comments, and if you are into this look – then feel free to check out the resources below.

1. White Ceramic Vase (similar) | 2. Bud Vase (similar) | 3. Cobalt Ceramic Bowl | 4. Sconce | 5. Rug (similar) | 6. Sofa | 7. Live Edge Coffee Table (similar) | 8. Smoke Pillow Fabric | 9. Chevron Pillow Fabric | 10. Diamond Pillow Fabric | 11. Caned Armchairs (similar) | 12. Coasters | 13. David Vincent Wolf Portrait | 14. Black and Gold Table Lamps (similar) | 15. Burl Wood Credenza (similar) | 16. Fireplace Screen | 17. Fireplace Tools | 18. Ceramic Tray | 19. Wall Color | 20. Curtains (custom) | 21. Black Polka Dot Bowl | 22. Small Teardrop Vase | 23. Bookends (similar) | 24. Chain (similar) | 25. Black Table Lamp | 26. White Planter (similar) | 27. White and Chrome Lounge Chair (similar) | 28. White Table Lamp | 29. Side Table | 30. Cowhide (similar) | 31. Mirror | 32. Short Neck Ceramic Vase | 33. Wood Vase (similar) | 34. Black Taper Candle Holders (similar)

*Lead Design by Ginny MacDonald for EHD, assisted by Mel Burstin.

**Photography by Tessa Neustadt for EHD.

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