My House: Artist Kari Kroll Paints a Pretty Picture of Life at Her Los Angeles Midcentury

The Pasadena home was untouched since her husband's parents bought it in the '50s, so Kroll, known for her colorful abstract work, applied a few broad strokes and let the rest speak for itself
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After all these years, Kari Kroll is still in awe of her home. A fine artist born in Long Island, she nearly fell over upon seeing it for the first time, and after 28 years in the Pasadena, California, midcentury, it still holds the power to render her speechless. She is grateful each time she relaxes on her multicolored living room sofa, paints on the expansive back patio, or watches as her neighbor gathers sunflowers from her abundant front garden. It’s the place where she raised her children, and it serves as an ongoing source of inspiration for her evolving art career.

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