At Home with LA’s Ahead-of-the-Curve Jewelry Designer

May 18, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Part of a charmed group of creatives who float between LA and NYC, Sophie Buhai is a former fashion designer (remember Vena Cava?) who lived in NYC for almost a decade. Not too long ago Buhai moved back to LA to launch Sophie Buhai, her new jewelry/home accessories line. Interesting fact: She designed some of the pieces during a residency at Villa Lena in Italy; “it was like an international art camp,” she told Frederick Vercruysse. “Paradise!”

Her Spanish-style 1932 bungalow in Silver Lake, which she shares with her husband, a lawyer, is furnished with finds from Palm Springs estate sales, as well as hand-me-downs from her parents and her own sculptural pieces. Join us for a tour.

Above: Buhai’s living room is anchored by a set of 1970s Tobia Scarpa sofa and chairs (inherited from her parents). Photograph via Vogue.

Above L: Buhai’s Ikebana Vase is made to order in LA; $350. Above R: The Wide Glass Vase by Mark Pavlovits is $900.

Above: A triangular mirror reflects a Matisse drawing (see No. 10 in our Top 15 Interior Trends of 2015).

Above L: The 30-inch hand-carved Totem Sculpture is $675. Above R: A trio of tonal linen 26-inch-square Stacking Pillows is $350.

Above L: A detail of a built-in marble sink. Above R: A view into the bath. Photograph via Sophie Buhai.

Above: A cantilevered shelf serves as a mini vanity. Photograph via Sophie Buhai.

Above: An extra-long, Donald Judd–inspired outdoor dining table.

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