By Caroline Biggs

Published on December 1, 2015

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Joshua Greene and Katrina Hernandez craft a Hollywood hacienda filled with inherited treasures and plenty of modern edge.

SOFA Ainsworth, brownstoneupholstery.squarespace.com FABRIC Bali in coffee and celadon, scalamandre.com ART framed vintage Chinese scroll, custom, weidmangallery.com BUFFET Delphine by Oly Studio $4,250 houzz.com VESSELS Bash by Tom Dixon $245 (small), $400 (large), gardeshop.com

photography by NINA CHOI
text by CAROLINE BIGGS
interior design by JOSHUA GREENE & KATRINA HERNANDEZ

Joshua Greene and Katrina Hernandez craft a Hollywood hacienda filled with inherited treasures and plenty of modern edge.

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A turquoise baroque lamp and cobalt crystal glassware add pops of color to the neutral-toned bar area.

ART painting of the owner’s grandmother, Mimi BAR STOOL Newbury, hickorychair.com

HEIR APPARENT

Last spring, when Joshua Greene and Katrina Hernandez—co-founders of the esteemed Manhattan design firm Hernandez Greene—took on the task of reworking a new California ranch-style home, they knew the challenge that lay ahead. Their New York City–based clients, who were going bicoastal, needed a comfortable hideout to host friends—and, more importantly, to hold their ample assortment of heirloom art and furniture. “We had to find a way to incorporate their extensive collection of antique objects without making the place seem stuffy,” Greene explains. For that, the pair updated pieces by reconfiguring their purpose and giving them a fresh new facade. In turn, ancient Chinese scrolls were framed and mounted in shadow boxes like artwork, vintage china plates were hung in a stylish grid across the dining room wall, and old Spanish chairs were re-covered in silk-striped fabric for a more contemporary note. “Every room features a handful of antiques,” Hernandez adds, “but we reimagined their use and tailored them to suit the house’s laid-back aesthetic.”

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Clean-lined counter stools lend a simple but classic ambience to the kitchen.

COUNTER STOOLS Dior, noirfurniturela.com SERVING BOARD J.K. Adams Heritage $99.95 crateandbarrel.com TILE Savoy in bronze in texture $14.46–$18.46/square foot, annsacks.com

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Pale Louis XV chairs elegantly outline a 10-foot-long, smooth gray dining table.

LANTERN Darlana in aged iron $630 visualcomfortlightinglights.com DINING TABLEBern in teak $2,695 polyvore.com DINING CHAIR Daisy $525 hdbuttercup.com

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Tall, rusted geometric mirrors flank a large linen and mahogany headboard, adding height to the master bedroom.

LINENS Diamond Cuff in Alpine white/oceans – pewter $298–$348coyuchi.com DUVET COVER Terra in champagne $448–$475matouk.com THROW Salinas in bronze $275 matouk.com MIRROR Soversized French industrial by Blend Interiors $7,500/pair,1stdibs.com

BALANCING ACT

To further modernize their clients’ impressive accumulation of aged furnishings, Greene and Hernandez used a playful color palette and eclectic global textiles. The adjoining office and den are enveloped in rich blue paint to brighten and expand the snug spaces. The master bedroom’s mahogany bed frame, sandy linen walls, and rust-toned rug were inspired by the bold shades of California sunsets. Even the guest room’s medley of cobalt and navy prints draws from the deep hues of an East Asian floor covering. “We didn’t shy away from mixing styles,” Hernandez says. “We pulled seemingly contradictory pieces together with a careful balance of like-minded colors and patterns throughout the place.”

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The master bathroom features a freestanding tub as well as an oversized picture window that overlooks downtown Los Angeles.

BATH Sunstruck $3,156 us.kohler.com

“WE WANTED TO CREATE A SOPHISTICATED ATMOSPHERE THAT DIDN’T FEEL TOO PRECIOUS.” —  Joshua Greene

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Low-lying ceilings in the office and den called for a uniform shade of vivid paint to open up the spaces.

WALL COLOR Polaris Blue (1649) $6.99/pint sample,store.benjaminmoore.com VASE red-and-white chinoiserie,mixfurniture.com DINING TABLEEmmerson $899–$999westelm.com CHAIR Buckle in antique chestnut $895restorationhardware.com ART framed antique tooled leather purse, custom,weidmangallery.com