Timeless and earthy: That’s the sensibility of this 1907 home in LA, redone by
Patrick Bernatz Ward. Today we’re taking a closer look at the elements that make up the living area; here’s how to approximate the look at home with a mix of vintage and readily available finds.
(N.B.: For a tour of the full project, see
‘Old California’ in an Updated 1907 Arts & Crafts-Style House in Los Angeles.)
Photography by John Daniel Powers, courtesy of
Patrick Bernatz Ward.
Above: Patrick’s aim in redoing the century-old house was “to thoughtfully honor the historical architecture while incorporating contemporary California materials, craftsmanship, and locally made furniture.” Above: A detail of the custom oiled red-gum eucalyptus seating by artist Nik Gelormino of Another Good Job ( @another_good_job). Palette Above: The living room walls, like the walls throughout most of the house (with the exception of the kitchen and study), are painted in Portola Paint’s Classic Gray Lime Wash. Above: The shutters are done in Studio Green by Farrow & Ball. Furniture & Lighting Above: The built-in sofas, made of locally sourced red-gum eucalyptus, were custom made, but the Sunset Teak Outdoor Loveseat from CB2 is a good match for the sleek, oiled-wood look ($1599). Above: The Nest Cane Chair is $569 from Burke Decor. Above: Adrian Pearsall’s vintage slate-topped coffee tables can be found via eBay, 1stDibs, and the like; this Adrian Pearsall Style Slate Top + Walnut Floating Coffee Table is $2,650 from Chairish. Above: The Serena Lamp is a readily available lookalike; it’s $449 from Room & Board. (Swap out the shade with an oval version, like this one, to more closely match the inspiration.) Above: The Gira floor lamp is $179 from Article. Textiles Above: Authentic tuareg rugs can be found from a variety of purveyors; this is the Vintage Tuareg Brown Rug, currently available for $590 from Chairish. (Revival also carries a selection; keep an eye out here.) Above: The Solid Mohair Throw in Mustard is $275 from Hawkins New York. Accessories Above: The Vintage Linen Bolster Pillow Cover in Natural is $109 from Parachute. (It fits their Down Alternative Bolster Pillow Insert.) Above: The Indoor/Outdoor Sunbrella Ottoman Cushion in Canvas Natural is $126 from AllModern. Above: A terra cotta Plant Pot and Saucer is $19.99 from H&M Home. (We also like the Terracotta Footed Planters from Burke Decor for more of a splurge.) Above: A Fresh Olive Branch Bunch is $68 from Terrain.