House Tour: A Home with Spice Colors
This 1927 Beverly Hills home was given a spiced-up makeover with international flair.
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This smaller window is dressed in the same material as the French doors for a unified look. A diminutive desk functions as a work space and as a bedside table.
Get the Look: When dealing with small spaces consider furniture that can pull double duty, such as this unique desk.
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A vibrant color in a small area has a big presence. The cushion fabrics reinforce the red Roman shade and the oversize Moroccan lantern adds to the drama while accentuating the graceful curved ceiling.
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Cinnamon and cream striped drapes frame the generous bank of dining room windows. Soft, warm walls let the lively reds and yellows shine through. Keeping with the home's international flair, accessories such as the 1930s Moroccan light fixture, lend an exotic touch.
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Decked Out in Fabric
A 19th-century French antique chair is upholstered in a colorful period paisley that echoes the striped drapes. A beautiful patterned tablecloth in cayenne red with hints of yellow completes the room.
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A Glamorous Touch
The dining room's clever built-in bar adds to the swank Hollywood glamour of the 1927 house. Brown and white plates are displayed on a 19th-century Indian wedding shawl.
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Large-scale American landscape artwork adds drama and depth to the sofa wall. Quirky throw pillows, including a 19th-century French needlepoint pillow and weathered Indian textile cushions, give the sofa an exotic look.
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Behind two leather armchairs sits a well-composed vignette. The central piece is an oversize gilded mirror. Simpler frames hold a collection of old maps and Parisian prints. The symmetrical arrangement echoes the formality of the living room.
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Facing the Fireplace
An American landscape from the Hudson River School crowns the fireplace mantel. The wing chair is upholstered in 19th-century paisley accented with an Indian textile pillow. Shallow niches flank the fireplace --perfect for a mini-library.
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Let the Sunshine In
An alcove of windows provides a casual and sunny lounging space. The armchairs mimic the shape and color of the room's more formal leather chairs. Touches of red unite the nook with the rest of the living room.
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The spice theme continues into the study with bright mustard walls and cayenne and curry accents. Paisley and exotic floral prints soften the handsome camel-colored sofa, and an old steamer trunk is repurposed as a coffee table.
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