In West Hollywood, a 1930s Regency Home Goes Off Script

This glamorous renovation has earned its moment in the spotlight.

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By day, Ricky Strauss is a movie executive; after hours, he’s a design-besotted renovator. His latest project: a glamorously cinematic redo of his 1930s Regency home in West Hollywood.

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Meet the Designer

Film executive Ricky Strauss in front of one of the custom built-ins in his bedroom, which are painted in Borrowed Light.

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Entry

In the entry stairwell, which is original to the house, Strauss installed a runner in Stark’s Antelope. “I first saw that rug in a Billy Baldwin book,” he says, “and I’ve been a fan ever since.” Table, .

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Kitchen

The kitchen counters and backsplash are in Calacatta Gold marble. The stools are from . Range and hood, .

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Dining Room

The dining room’s custom hand-applied wall treatment is by . The golden texture “lends itself to displaying art and photography,” Strauss says. The vintage table and chairs in a Jean de Merry fabric are from . The curtain pattern, inspired by the draperies in dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s apartment, is by . Pendant, . Artwork, .

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Living Room

In the living room, leather chairs from are part of Strauss’s “greatest hits” collection — favorite pieces he has kept from previous homes. The vintage cabinet is from Joseph Anfuso 20th Century Design through . A bowl that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe, purchased at auction, is displayed on a vintage Maison Jansen coffee table from . The artworks over the mantel are by .

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Bar

In this 1930s home near the Sunset Strip, the bar walls and ceiling gleam in automotive paint. Stools, .

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Lounge

Animal prints are one of Strauss’s favorite motifs. Vintage pillows, . Artwork, .

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Master Bedroom

In the master bedroom, which Strauss calls his “bedroom in the sky,” a custom settee is in a linen with trim. The vintage chandelier is by . Vintage stool, . The rug is from the .

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Bed Alcove

The built-in “headboard” in the bed alcove is covered in a wallcovering. After visiting in New Orleans, Strauss commissioned a bedding monogram in a blue that perfectly matches the room’s scheme. Lamp, .

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This story was originally published in the April 2018 issue of CQ.

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