It’s prints charming when decorator Kristen Panitch designs the same 1950s cottage in Los Angeles twice in a row — this go-round for clients who fully embraced its storybook enchantment.
Kristen Panitch, a native Angeleno, in her clients’ home.
An ivy-draped portico and diamond window muntins are integral to the character of the 1950s Arts and Crafts-style house.
Bold prints delightfully coexist in the dining room, where custom chairs in a floral pattern are surrounded by’s swirling wallpaper. Vintage pendants, . The curtains are in a tie-dyed linen by .
Panitch collaborated with architect Tim Barber for the kitchen remodel. Refrigerator, . Range, Wolf. The custom stools are in a leather. Wall tile, . Reclaimed antique French-oak herringbone floors, .
When she isn’t covering an entire space with pattern, Panitch opts for white walls. The living room’s custom pieces include a sofa in a fabric and armchairs in a linen. Vintage coffee table, . Custom rug, . Paint, Swiss Coffee.
The master bedroom combines English and Indian motifs. Roman shades in a linen-cotton blend by play off ’s more demure Sea Feather wallpaper. Panitch embellished the custom bed, covered in a linen, with brass buttons, which feel “less fussy” than upholstered ones. The bed is dressed with linens and a quilt and topped with a pillow in a vintage African textile from . The vintage table lamps and handwoven Indian throw are from . Sconces, .
In the powder room, the sink and fixtures are by . Wallpaper, . Ceramic mirror, the Window.
Panitch covered almost every surface in Isfahan, a paisley linen by . She took advantage of the fabric’s border design to create a sense of architecture on the ceiling. The table lamps were purchased at the Brimfield flea market.
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This story was originally published in the March 2018 issue of CQ.