By Lisa Fine

Published on October 1, 2015

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Betsy Burnham forges a fashionable home in the Los Angeles hills.

When celebrity fashion stylist Nicole Chavez called upon interior designer Betsy Burnham for help in revamping her five-bedroom Los Feliz home, Burnham knew just what to do. “Throughout the process, I remained very conscious of Chavez’s profession,” she says. “I felt safe in experimenting with color and texture as long as I kept the space very functional.” Along with the help of colleague Max Humphrey, Burnham created a comfortable interior for a family of four. And to satisfy Chavez’s trendsetting tastes, the designers crafted an eclectic, lounge-style living area, a kid-friendly family room, and a dining room that features a bold assortment of prints and colors. “By keeping larger furnishings and most walls muted,” says Burnham, “we were able to employ patterns in unexpected ways.”
SOFA Trinity mgbwhome.com STOOLS Rome in white weathered $468 each, noirfurniturela.com FABRIC (stools) Spotswood in black and white by Bassett McNab $82.50/yard, burnhamdesign.com ILLOW (similar to shown) Daphne Ikat $950 madelineweinrib.com PILLOW COVER Schumacher Adras Ikat chevron by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and PopOColor $85 etsy.com PILLOW COVER Channels in ebony and ivory by Kelly Wearstler and Dekowe $100 etsy.com COFFEE TABLE Radial $2,450 lawsonfenning.com UG Anice $3,499 crateandbarrel.com ART “Two Cowboys” by Gray Malin $199–$2,474 graymalin.com

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Max Humphrey and Betsy Burnham.
MIRROR Peacock $895–$1,145 restorationhardware.com 

SOFA Trousdale $3,250 lawsonfenning.com

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A pair of high-backed lounge chairs, upholstered in pink linen, punctuates the family room with a gleeful pop of color.
FABRIC (sofa) Westley in metal, pindler.com CHAIR Palermo $650 the-citizenry.com

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The dining room exhibits a playful mix of patterns, including those seen on its animal-print-covered chairs and vivid wallpaper.
CHANDELIER Zanadoo, large, $3,900 arteriorshome.com TABLE Flatiron $895–$1,495 restorationhardware.com RUG Jaipur Pink dhurrie flatweave $535–$3,255 therugcompany.com DISHES hermes.com WALLPAPER Attendants in pink $225/roll, katieridder.com