Embracing style, sophistication and serenity, Los Angeles architect Lewin Wertheimer remodeled and reconfigured a historic 1920s John Byers U-shaped adobe-style hacienda, returning it to its original splendor and adding new elements of warmth and grace to the remarkable property. The eclectic living room is decked in black-and-white furniture in various patterns and a fluffy white area rug.
Bringing yellows and greens from outside livens this bright multi-functional sunroom with exciting patterns and plenty of natural light. Inspired by the homeowner's photo of an enclosed porch, the sunroom is a perfect place to relax after working the garden or entertain guests in the evening.
Blue and gray patterned chair cushions add a touch of color against the neutral tones in this balcony design and the green from the surrounding palms. Natural wood creates a beautiful ceiling decoration over this sitting space and the circular fire pit area. A short wrought iron railing keeps the space feeling open and leaves an unobstructed view of the beautiful bay.
Coastal wood chairs with bright blue seat cushions are the perfect brightening element to surround the dark dining table. A centerpiece of white flowers adds natural texture to soften the look and add a personal touch. The open connection to the kitchen gives a spacious look to the room.
Wood fixtures and red walls create a warm and rich atmosphere perfect for formal dining. An oval wood dining table is surrounded with wood dining chairs with seat cushions upholstered with a red and gold diamond pattern. A large bay window brings in natural light to even out the heavy, rich design.
White bookshelves reach to the ceiling for maximum book storage in this home library. A wonderful, unique book page light fixture is an excellent detail for this reading focused room. A window seat is padded with an orange, leaf design cushion with matching throw pillows.
A small bedroom nook is put to good use with a spacious window seat decorated with stylish patterned pillows. Green antique-style corbels in the top corners of the nook bring color to the mainly-white room.
A dark green cushion and patterned pillows ensure that this window seat is as stylish as it is comfortable. After a long day at work, there's nothing like kicking those heels off and curling up here for a nap.
A cushioned window seat provides the perfect spot to enjoy the view in this sea-inspired master bedroom. Adorned with throw pillows and flanked with curtains, the cozy seating area displays a fun assortment of patterns.
Hot pink wallpaper with a diamond design creates a bold background for a pair of black and white chairs. The chaotic pattern of the chairs' fabric provides striking contrast against the crisp, clean pattern on the wall. A small gold table and gold floor lamp add metallic accents to the space.
Blue cabinetry frames this inviting window seat and creates a monochromatic look over the space. A white roman shade compliments the bright, natural light of the window as it streams over the striped seat cushion and plush patterned pillows. A contemporary art fixture and bright floor rug add a peak of intrigue to the otherwise sweetly simple design.
A prominent stone fireplace warms this sitting room with patterned furniture. A striped sofa, a leopard print ottoman, leaf-patterened chairs and a box-patterned seat surround the gold-legged coffee table. The striped couch adds thin lines of red, yellow and blue to break up the room's neutral color scheme.
My textile collection, Studio NYC, evokes a naturally-inspired yet urban vibe that allows me to mix and match patterns like Current and Riverbed, shown here on the napkins and seat cushions that are as at home in the country as they are in this home in the city.
A built-in daybed is perfect for cozying up with a good book. Roman window shades match the graphic, diamond-patterned seat cushion. Orange, red and gray pillows bring color to the neutral area. A basket of tennis balls, a basket golf balls and painting of a fox add a touch of whimsy to the space.