HOUSE TOUR: A Classic Midcentury Home Is The Epitome Of California Cool
Fashion designer Rozae Nichols finds the perfect balance between laid-back and modern at her Los Angeles home.
In her house in Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon, fashion designer Rozae Nichols carefully preserves the laid-back vibe and rustic sophistication of the original California cool.
Rozae Nichols and Ian Murrough on the deck of their house, which was built in 1948.
In the living area of Nichols and Murrough's Los Angles house, the Jens Risom lounge chair and Florence Knoll slate-and-steel cocktail table are both vintage, and the sofa is Swedish; the wall sculpture is by Jason Meadows, and a rug bought at a Marrakesh souk tops a Persian runner found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
A Charlotte Perriand table by Cassina is paired with 19th-century Biedermeier and Gio Ponti chairs; the 1930s pendant light is by Christian Dell, and the brick flooring is original to the house.
The kitchen features custom redwood cabinetry, a backsplash of penny tiles by Mission Tiles, an oven and dishwasher by Miele, and sink fittings by Vola.
Chaise longues by Van Keppel-Green line the pool deck.
A chair by Ligne Roset and a custom-painted vintage Bertoia seat on a lower terrace.
Pillows by Gregory Parkinson and a Turkish towel top a daybed by Van Keppel-Green on the deck.
The library's chaise was designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand; the shelving is by Alias.
In the master bedroom, the linen coverlet is by Area, the photograph above the bed is by Olafur Eliasson, and the 1930s lamp on the custom-made table is by George Carwardine; the capiz-shell pendant is vintage, and the redwood closet doors are original.
This article originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of ELLE Decor. Read more about Nichols' home here.