It’s prints charming when decorator Kristen Panitch designs the same 1950s cottage in Los Angeles twice in a row — this go-round for clients who fully embraced its storybook enchantment.
Kristen Panitch, a native Angeleno, in her clients’ home.
An ivy-draped portico and diamond window muntins are integral to the character of the 1950s Arts and Crafts-style house.
Bold prints delightfully coexist in the dining room, where custom chairs in a Penny Morrison floral pattern are surrounded byLindsay Cowles’s swirling wallpaper. Vintage pendants, Blackman Cruz. The curtains are in a tie-dyed linen by Walfab.
Panitch collaborated with architect Tim Barber for the kitchen remodel. Refrigerator, Sub-Zero. Range, Wolf. The custom stools are in a Cortina leather. Wall tile, Heath Ceramics. Reclaimed antique French-oak herringbone floors, Exquisite Surfaces.
When she isn’t covering an entire space with pattern, Panitch opts for white walls. The living room’s custom pieces include a sofa in a C&C Milano fabric and armchairs in a Jennifer Shorto linen. Vintage coffee table, Hollywood at Home. Custom rug, Carpet Craft. Paint, Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.
The master bedroom combines English and Indian motifs. Roman shades in a linen-cotton blend by Jennifer Shorto play off Min Hogg’s more demure Sea Feather wallpaper. Panitch embellished the custom bed, covered in a Pindler linen, with brass buttons, which feel “less fussy” than upholstered ones. The bed is dressed with Sferra linens and a Matteo quilt and topped with a pillow in a vintage African textile from Pat McGann Gallery. The vintage table lamps and handwoven Indian throw are from Hollywood at Home. Sconces, Visual Comfort.
In the powder room, the sink and fixtures are by Waterworks. Wallpaper, Lindsay Cowles. Ceramic mirror, the Window.
Panitch covered almost every surface in Isfahan, a paisley linen by Peter Dunham Textiles. She took advantage of the fabric’s border design to create a sense of architecture on the ceiling. The table lamps were purchased at the Brimfield flea market.
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This story was originally published in the March 2018 issue of Natipernavigare.