For a Hollywood home built over a century ago, the first step in a renovation was to "edit" the details. "The house was built right smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles in the 1920s and it has a very glamorous old Hollywood appeal, but the design we strive for is something more eclectic and not your typical version of that style," said Vanessa Alexander, owner of Alexander Design.
The client, writer/director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Only Living Boy in New York) wanted a space with a simple flow and comfort, but for Alexander that didn't mean losing the uniqueness of the space. "We simplified the home's story, but still referenced all its influences (Spanish, Moorish, Old Hollywood) with the new materials." Her end result is something that feels historical and luxurious without appearing overbearing.