While a great many homeowners enlist the services of professional decorators and stagers nowadays, there are a number of telltale signs that indicate when an interior decorating pro is selling their own personal residence. Recognize a significant number of objects or furnishings from 1stdibs or One Kings Lane? Is there a strong Hollywood Regency vibe? Visually arresting wallpaper? Can you easily envision Diana Vreeland or Auntie Mame there, swanning about in hand-painted Chinese silk pajamas? If so, chances are good you're looking at the home of a professional interior decorator.
Such appears to be the case with this newly listed residence in Eagle Rock, which Blockshopper informs us is owned by designer/video director Morgan Lawley. On her website, Lawley describes herself as "a Maker who believes that More is More," and the listing photos of her home certainly back this claim up. With its gabled roof and wide arroyo-stone-clad porch, the 1911 bungalow—which has been "the anchor house for many historical tours," according to the listing copy—looks like a classic form-follows-function Craftsman upon approach. Just beyond the threshold, however, awaits high drama and maximalist glamour. Among the five-bedroom bungalow's statement-making features are coved gold ceilings, a red lacquered library, lavish window treatments and chandeliers, boldly patterned wallpaper, and black-and-white marble floors and tiles. Sited on a .78-acre lot south of Colorado Boulevard, the property is asking $1.495 million.
- 1325 Saginaw Street [Luxury House]