When we featured designer Lauren Soloff’s 1920s Spanish stucco house in LA’s Hancock Park a while back, we admired the neutral-washed interiors layered with a subtle blend of textiles and ceramics. Here, we decode the details of her humble, minimally updated retro kitchen.
Above: The original white-tiled countertop is accessorized with colorful ceramics and kitchen knives.
Above: A white freestanding Viking range.
Above: Soloff keeps a Heath ceramic tray of cooking essentials (a pepper mill, salt bowl, spice trays) on the kitchen range.
Above: Built-in cupboards and cabinetry in the kitchen/dining room.
Above: Cloud White by Benjamin Moore; $69.99 for a gallon of Aura Interior Paint.
Above: The Viking Professional Custom Series (VDSC5304BSS) in white is $6,299 at AJ Madison. For more, see our post Remodeling 101: The Viking vs. Wolf Range.
Above: The Cetra Pendant by Vico Magistretti for Artemide is a vintage light fixture from 1964 for $5,200. It’s one of many at Rewire, one of Soloff’s go-to lighting resources. Alternatively, Noguchi’s Akiri Lamps in models 15A, 21A, and 26A range from $160 to $685, depending on size, at the Noguchi Museum.
Above: The Mushi Nabe Donabe Steamer is $195 at Nalata/Nalata. For more on the cookware, see our post Donabe: The Ultimate Rice Cooker (Plus a Recipe).
Above: The Colombian Chamba Soup Pot is $69.95 at My Toque.
Above: This Large Knife Block by David Mellor in birch costs $110 from Heath Ceramics. Here’s another 7 Ways to Corral Your Knives.
Above: The small Maple Cutting Board by Edward Wohl is $125 at Heath Ceramics.
Above: A set of Laguiole Steak Knives are $78 at Anthropologie.
Above: Soloff’s pepper mill is a vintage Jens Quistgaard design for Dansk. Source a similar Quistgaard design via Etsy, like this Vintage Dansk Teak Wood Pepper Mill for $75.
Above: The Enoki Bowl from Humble Ceramics is $50 at Lawson-Fenning in LA.
Above: The 9-by-14-inch Platter from Heath Ceramics’ Plaza line is $75 (shown in Redwood).
Above: Heath’s Sugar Bowl, shown in Redwood, is $38 at Heath Ceramics.
Above: One of Sharktooth’s antique rugs, a three-foot-five by six foot Early-20th-Century Kurdish Rug is $900.
Above: The Clam Lab Medium Vase is $152 at the Primary Essentials.
Above: The Viktigt Bamboo Dish is soon to be available at Ikea for $16.99.
Above: Object & Totem’s Ceramic Cone is available in different sizes and glazes, starting at $34 at General Store.
For more LA inspiration, see our posts:
- Malibu Makeover: A 1970s Bungalow Reinveted by Lauren Soloff
- Echo Park Living, Beatrice Valenzuela Style
- Midcentury Meets Zen: A DIY Remodel in LA
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