A Bachelor Pad in the Hollywood Hills Is Recast to Reflect Its Creative Owner

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After living in a private Hollywood Hills property for several years without doing much to make the space his own, a director thought that it was time to turn a lens on this particular — albeit personal —set.

"He wanted it to tell a story of who he is as a creative person," designer Shirry Dolgan said. "How he has traveled the world, [his] appreciation for art, and that he has a love for photography."

Dolgan's firm, ASD Interiors, came on board to bring this idea to life with a subdued masculine palette, which fit the director's request for the home to "be something cool and not too stiff." But the team was also sure to keep two other factors in mind: the site's perch above the city and a supporting cast of kids.

"It has a bit of a midcentury modern vibe but nothing that is too specific to that time period," Dolgan said. "It's also an amazing space for entertaining and has a spectacular view of Los Angeles."

Now the property has a confident personality of sleek pieces, bold colors, and intriguing details that are enhanced by the owner's belongings. It's just the sort of ending any director would hope to achieve.

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A colorful FLOR Tiles rug sits at the front door under a Vonn Lighting fixture. CB2 mirrors are on either side.

living area
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Large windows fill the living area with light. A custom ASD sofa rests across a coffee table and black leather side chairs by France & Son. Everything sits on an All Modern rug.

breakfast nook
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Blue France & Son dining chairs add a pop of color against a CB2 dining table in the kitchen's breakfast nook.

dining room
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A NOIR chandelier hangs over a Room & Board dining table that's surrounded by West Elm dining chairs. Photography by the homeowner adds a personal touch.

zen room
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A black and wooden West Elm sofa sits near a CB2 media console. Crate & Barrel nesting tables and a CB2 mirrored side table provide extra surface space.

upper office
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A CB2 desk chair pulls up to a white desk surface that matches the shelves and cabinetry. Leather drawer pulls by Suwanee Decorative Hardware add another masculine touch.

master bedroom
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Natural light and SJW Studios wallpaper help turn the home's master bedroom into a relaxing retreat. A king-size platform bed with built-in nightstands by All Modern is footed by a France & Son bench on a Jaipur rug.

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An All Modern armchair, ottoman, and side table create another tranquil space within the master bedroom.