Architect & Designer Daniel Romualdez’s CHIC & WITTY L.A. Getaway featured in Architectural Digest

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What gives this room added punch is that it ISN’T the obligatory mid century modern look that permeates ALL of L.A.  like some sort of spreading fungus.  This is a Sexy, Fresh and Conceptual space that is always “cocktail Ready” as its owners are proud to say. (slushy Margarita for me please) The brilliant painting is by Artist Sarah Morris, and the white sculpture is by Alessandro Twombly.

FRESH was the first word that came to my mind when I saw this brilliantly spare yet witty space in Architectural Digest.  Home to internationally acclaimed Architect Daniel Romualdez, the home shows how to use a white palette powerfully and how to keep it sharply edited yet richly detailed.  As Romualdez says in the Architectural Digest feature …“What I like to do, is to abstract an idea—a house in the country, a beach house—and whittle it down so it’s not the obvious, literal thing.”

The edited, spare palette allows the stunning print from Christopher Bucklow (from his “Guests” series) to pop boldly yet elegantly on the wall… But what REALLY grabbed my eye was the stunning, organic and yet ultra modern/organic cocktail table by André Joyau.

I adore how Daniel keeps elements in the room balanced and subtle, the brilliant merging of hard edges (the L.A. 50’s sharp architecture) with soft upholstery and  quirky, playful and organic accessories like the BRILLIANT and deeply covetous Lalanne sheep.  (seen below)  Check out the Architectural Digest feature for the full interview and ALL the stunning photographs….the one of the gilt console and black bust is spectacular.

A Lalanne sheep (I desperately want one…actually to be honest I would like 5 of them grouped together in my Entrance Hall.  On the wall  is a bold painting by Sean Landers.

I love the Alice in Wonderland sensibility that the sliding mirrored doors give… while also practically separating the dining room from the kitchen.

The cowhide headboard grounds the room giving it depth, richness and a sense of nature.

I love the simplicity and monolithic feeling the custom-made frosted Plexiglas dining table exudes in the Dining area… especially when paired with the modern cowhide chairs by Ligne Roset (they soften the space).  I ESPECIALLY love how the terrazzo floors extend onto the terrace, completely uniting the indoor and outdoor zones….sheer brilliance.