An LA Retreat With Vintage Layers, Mid-Century Design, and One Unbelievable Patio

Get a glimpse inside this soothing sanctuary situated in Laurel Canyon.
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When one thinks of bachelor pad, this home would hardly ever come to mind. A strictly contemporary decor scheme paired with a moody palette would be a seemingly more appropriate fit. So, when designer Natalie Myers shared her latest project, we were surprised, to say the least. Having designed the Barbara Bestor-remodeled home, Myers’s primary goal was to mesh her California-cool aesthetic with the existing furnishings and fixtures. Seeking inspiration from Laurel Canyon, Myers sought to bring in the earthy and organic moments from the city’s surround. The result was a home that came to encompass a bright, modern, and open scheme, plus an outdoor entertaining area you won’t want to miss. Take a look!

Can you think of a more charming entry? A vibrant yellow pairs beautifully with the whitewashed brick exterior of the home. The abstract doormat couldn’t be a better fit.

An intricate tile frames the contemporary fireplace, nearly overshadowed by the vibrant wall art that’s cleverly situated on the adjoining wall.

A mod sectional designates the area reserved for the TV and cozy nights by the fire. Note the two-tone coffee table featuring a marble slab that plays off of the surrounding palette.

Now that’s what we call a bar! A message board cleverly display’s the spirits on hand, while various trays help group the bar accessories in an organized fashion.

Within the confines of the more formal living area, a trio of sofas set facing one, another invite conversation, setting the tone for a personable experience best reserved for lounging and entertaining. The warm hues of the furnishings complement one another upon a layered pair of area rugs of contrasting tones.

This just might be the best two-toned kitchen we’ve seen in a while. Note the seamless transition from one side to the other, mediated by the warmth of the wooden island and its respective counter stools. The shiplapped ceiling becomes a decorative extension of the space.

Borrowing a tonal cue from the island and the flooring, the

open shelving

unit plays to the natural cues of the decor.

The bonus of having a two-tone kitchen? Depending on the angle you view the space, it can essentially function as two different spaces!

In the understated entry, a storage bench outfitted with a chic gray cushion and throw pillow, helps elevate the space with bold moments.

The guest bedroom’s subdued palette evokes a serene ambience with the cool tones and pops of lustrous accents.

We’re swooning over the decorative layers of the master bedroom! The heavily textured composition of the bed hosts a slew of vintage-meets-modern elements, plus plenty of inspired and worldly accents.

Following in suit with with Mid-Century modern decor scheme of the home, the master bath comes decked with minimalism in mind, accentuated by the bold red area rug and ultra sleek vanity.

Notice a theme? While the vintage landing pads of the home may not all necessarily be the same, they abide by a similar motif and color palette, helping instill a sense of continuity throughout the decor.

Within the home office, a cozy sitting area boasts a mobile, lucite coffee table, fully equipped with games and more! A not-so-subtle ode to the dweller’s home state proudly decks the walls, seamlessly blending in with the vibe of the design scheme.

This must be the outdoor deck of our dreams! Fully equipped with a standing bar, a fire pit lounging area, dining zone, and pool, it hardly really gets better than this.

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Anna has a penchant for travel, fresh flowers, and books. You can usually find her on some sort of culinary adventure, seeking the best burgers or waffles in the city.