This Mid-Century House in Bel Air is Full of Vivid Patterns

Located in Bel Air, Los Angeles, this original mid-century home was completed in 1964. It really captures the spirit of the time.

The main thing that caught our eye was the many striking patterns occurring throughout the home, which all seem to play off one another.

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Take for instance the living room. In one corner, the wallpaper and curtains both feature a series of red and gold suns, set on a background which itself features an intricate pattern of three pointed stars. This is also complimented by a lampshade and cushions which also evoke the star theme.

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Meanwhile, in another corner of the living room, two chairs are upholstered in fabric which features a pattern of brown squares. This pattern clearly echoes the pattern of the decorative wooden divider that stands nearby.

Then, in the master suite the stone fireplace provides a theme for the pattern on the bed linen, the skirting board above the window, and a floor comprising small square tiles in a tight range of cream tones.

Some people might find all this a little over-stimulating, but we like it, especially since the interacting patterns indicate that a lot of thought went into the interior design.

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Besides that, the mid-century home’s overall spaciousness allows for a lot of free-flowing movement. This is helped by high beamed ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, which allow the home to really resonate with the wider environment.

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Photos by Anthony Barcelo

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