When a young couple and their two children moved into a 1929 Spanish Colonial home in Brentwood, California, they envisioned a space conducive to their love of entertaining.
But the rooms were conventional and formal, with "the original kitchen and surrounding rooms, just a collection of smaller spaces, reflective of the 1920s designs," says West Hollywood designer Natasha Baradaran. The clients' main request: to create an open space where the entire family could host frequent dinner parties—the husband is in the music industry—lounge, cook, and enjoy the newly designed outdoor space.
Baradaran set out to create a modern open floor plan, to include the kitchen, breakfast room, and family room, while staying true to the historic architecture. To accomplish this vision, she and Culver City's Abramson Teiger Architecture devised a great room, incorporated a nod to vintage design, and established the indoor-outdoor lifestyle essential to Angelenos. Read on for some of Baradaran's design ideas for the family.
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