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A 224sqm Mid-Century Modern Home in Los Angeles

Warm, witty, and modern best describe this quirky space

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Original Article: Tom Castañeda Photography: Bethany Nauert

It was love at first sight when Lora and Frank Banzali, a Los Angeles-based couple, walked into what would be their home together, a mid-century modern home in the Hollywood Hills built in 1961. They started transforming the spacious 224sqm post-and-beam home by showcasing their design personality, which they describe as warm, witty, and modern.

“We really love the clean lines and simplicity of modern design, only less cold and more quirky,” says Frank. “We wanted to give a tip of the hat to the property’s mid-century vibe with certain pieces of furniture, but we’ve also chosen accessories and art that help give the space a cozy feel. We just want our home to feel neat, put together, and inviting.”

Renovations made by previous occupants posed a challenge. “But the biggest challenge came in trying to blend the overall mid-century design with our own personality,” Lora says. “We’re really proud of every room, especially since we spent a lot of time on them, everything from painting the walls to painstakingly picking out every item to express our personality,” she adds. The space is still a work in progress as the couple is always on the lookout for interesting accessories and art that they can add to each room.

Read the original article ("A Quirk of Art") in the July 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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