So, fab friend AT was in L.A. from London this last week. It was so great seeing her. She helped me launch the COCOCOZY textiles collection last January by flying to NY and working the trade show booth with me. She is one of my best friends. So imagine my delight when she came to Los Angeles for well over a week over the holidays.
Anyhooo...AT was staying with an old friend of hers at his lovely home...he is a Hollywood screen writer. One day last week, when I went to pick AT up for our morning uphill walk up Runyon Canyon (I usually take the safe paved path right up the middle of Runyon Canyon...not the treacherous dirt paths with 90 degree declines... that's why I just call it an uphill walk as opposed to a real "hike"), AT offered up her friend's house for photos for COCOCOZY. She claimed she had spoken to her friend and he was down with me photographing his living room space. Well so, I started snapping photos. Only because I am a stickler...I did email her friend all of my photos and he was indeed thrilled with the way his house looked and said I was absolutely fine to use them here on COCOCOZY. So here we are...
AT's friend worked with interior designer Jeffrey Hitchcock on this 1920s Spanish style house. AT's friend's goal was to create a colorful environment not typical of most guys...he says "I wanted it all to look bright and happy, not dark, woody, and predictable". The home's design is a mix of eras with a lot of 1920's influences.
As a film writer, I love the fact that he brought his passion for movies into the space. AT's friend found the painting of iconic actor Steve McQueen from the movie Bullitt in London. That painting along with the "Some Like it Hot" movie book on the white Frances Elkins chair all personalize the space and show off AT's friend's passion for movies.
I think the blue hues with the pale yellows work. A nice change up for a space designed for a man. I like. So here is today's COCOCOZY EXCLUSIVE...inside a Hollywood writer's home!
|A painting found in London of actor Steve McQueen with a Ford Mustang in the shadow from the 1968 movie Bullitt. (above)|
|A lucite table with an eglomise type finish and curved top reminds of vintage furniture from the 1920's. (above)|
|A bright orange upholstered seat on the a glossy white Elkins chair designed in the 1930s adds nice pop of unexpected color into the living space. (above)|
|Bill Wilder's "Some Like it Hot" book from Taschen makes a nice decorative statement on the chair. (above)|
I love the Steve McQueen painting for some reason...it is awesome. I like this space for a guy. Really nicely done.
What do you think of this living room dear readers? Do you like the move writer's touches? Do you think this is a guy space or would it work for a girl too? Do tell!
Thank you AT's friend. You are very sweet to allow me to take these photos!
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Photos by Coco of COCOCOZY