Perched in the Hollywood Hills, a 1930s Spanish bungalow — all seven stories! — gets a top-to-bottom overhaul by a pair of art-loving, globe-trotting retail gurus.
Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade on the terrace with their dachshunds, Penny and Daisy.
Wade used large-scale pieces in the high-ceilinged foyer to create a dramatic tableau. The marble-topped iron console is from the couple’s favorite London shop, Guinevere Antiques, and the extra-tall, orchid-filled urns are of cast iron. The bench is from Hollyhock.
Oversize vintage oil paintings add unexpected luxury to the master bath. Raffia wallpaper, Phillip Jeffries. “I love that paper,” Wade says. “It works for every room in the house, and it’s super-durable.” Bathtub and fixtures, Waterworks.
Wade turned an unused corner into a breakfast nook with room for antique-inspired Astier de Villatte ceramics. Pendant, Soane Britain. Chairs, George Smith.
These longtime retail executives, designed their Spanish bungalow with a largely neutral palette to highlight the art and black-and-white photography they collect. In the living room, the sofas and wing chairs are by George Smith. The floor lamps are by Lucca Home and the table lamps are from Hollyhock. Leather stools, Hermès. Rug, Madeline Weinrib.
"I wanted the ultimate guest room,” says Wade, “with a bold mix of accessories and comfortable seating.” A four-poster bed from Guinevere Antiques creates intimacy in spite of the room’s 20-foot ceilings. The Madeline Weinrib rug is one of several in Wade’s collection. Sofa, George Smith.
The stacked stone-and-brick fireplace in the guest bedroom is original to the 1930s home.
The pool room’s colorful palette of blues and greens is a departure from the neutral scheme in the house. The walls are stacked with artwork — including several pieces with summertime themes — that the couple has collected for more than 30 years. The Erinn V. slipper chair is in a George Smith fabric. Sofa fabric, Raoul Textiles. Ottoman, Kristen Buckingham. Pendant, Waldo Fernandez. Mirror, Williams-Sonoma Home.
A view from the top-floor balcony to the brick patio seven stories below, which was badly overgrown when the couple purchased the home. They revamped the terraced outdoor spaces by laying fresh brickwork and incorporating more structured greenery, like boxwood spheres and hedges.
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This story originally appeared in the December/January 2018 issue of CQ.