A Spanish Colonial in Hollywood Gets a Dreamy New Look

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By Melissa Dalton
The designers at Cuffhome weave together a palette of oatmeal, cream, brick, and blush to update this home for a family of four.

This 1926 Spanish Colonial house was a lucky find in the Hollywood Dell neighborhood, which once claimed celebrities like Charlie Chaplin and Roy Rogers as residents. Now, the neighborhood is home to "a healthy mix of old-timers, families, artists, writers, and professionals," say the designers at Cuffhome, a Los Angeles–based design firm and product line. "Surrounded by stucco walls, terra-cotta tile roofs, filigreed iron ornamentation, the Hollywood Dell is a best-kept secret, a small-town pocket in the heart of the city."

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"Rooms required thoughtfully scaled and placed pieces," say the designers. "Because of the numerous large windows in every room of the house, the color choices and textures were chosen with inspiration from outside."

"Rooms required thoughtfully scaled and placed pieces," say the designers. "Because of the numerous large windows in every room of the house, the color choices and textures were chosen with inspiration from outside."

Cuffhome was approached to revamp this 2,800-square-foot home into a comfortable haven for a family of four. The bones were there from the start. "When we initially began the design, it had stunning, original stucco walls, beautifully shaped windows with expansive views, architectural fireplaces, high ceilings, wood beams, and interesting details throughout," say the designers. 

They retained all of those elements while overseeing a top-to-bottom makeover, including much-needed structural work and full renovations to the four bathrooms, then brought in modern furnishings and textiles in a warm palette of blush, terra-cotta, and cream that complement the home’s innate character.  

In the living room, a Croft House sofa cozies up to a Casamidy coffee table and leather-wrapped Remnant Stools from Cuffhome.

In the living room, a Croft House sofa cozies up to a Casamidy coffee table and leather-wrapped Remnant Stools from Cuffhome.

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An Erickson Aesthetics Lounge Chair sits with a mustard Swoon Chair from Space Copenhagen.

An Erickson Aesthetics Lounge Chair sits with a mustard Swoon Chair from Space Copenhagen.

"Knowing the clients and how they utilize their time, both the dining room and the sunroom were designed as multifunctional spaces," say the designers. For this space, instead of a buffet, they incorporated a custom bookshelf (not pictured), which holds games, books, and a cocktail station.

"Knowing the clients and how they utilize their time, both the dining room and the sunroom were designed as multifunctional spaces," say the designers. For this space, instead of a buffet, they incorporated a custom bookshelf (not pictured), which holds games, books, and a cocktail station.

The kitchen received a light "punch-up," including this wall-mounted pegboard shelving system.

The kitchen received a light "punch-up," including this wall-mounted pegboard shelving system.

The sunroom is "quite possibly the current star of the house," say the designers. Black-out shades behind the Roman shades make it possible to ready the room for movie nights or slumber parties.

The sunroom is "quite possibly the current star of the house," say the designers. Black-out shades behind the Roman shades make it possible to ready the room for movie nights or slumber parties.

In a hallway, the Single Triangle Console powder-coated pink, from the Cuffhome collection, makes for a striking statement piece.

In a hallway, the Single Triangle Console powder-coated pink, from the Cuffhome collection, makes for a striking statement piece.

Cuffhome’s U Bench brings a textural pop to the top of the stairs.

Cuffhome’s U Bench brings a textural pop to the top of the stairs.

Terra-cotta and rose shades adorn a guest bedroom.

Terra-cotta and rose shades adorn a guest bedroom.

In the guest bath, white zellige tiles from Clé line the walls and floors and boast a myriad of undertones, from gray to cream to pink, which sync with the rest of the house.

In the guest bath, white zellige tiles from Clé line the walls and floors and boast a myriad of undertones, from gray to cream to pink, which sync with the rest of the house.

A unique spin art design in peach livens up the ceiling in a teen’s room.

A unique spin art design in peach livens up the ceiling in a teen’s room.

The master bath also received a new materials palette, including tile from Mosaic House, lights from Apparatus and Workstead, and tadelakt plaster walls and ceiling, which the designers say "feel simultaneously consistent with other home elements, yet fresh and forward."

The master bath also received a new materials palette, including tile from Mosaic House, lights from Apparatus and Workstead, and tadelakt plaster walls and ceiling, which the designers say "feel simultaneously consistent with other home elements, yet fresh and forward."

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The home has three private outdoor terraces and a pool, the latter of which is uncommon in the neighborhood.

The home has three private outdoor terraces and a pool, the latter of which is uncommon in the neighborhood.

Cuffhome paired up with friend and artist, Bradley Duncan. "He has a way with making moments using outdoor containers and plants," they say.

Cuffhome paired up with friend and artist, Bradley Duncan. "He has a way with making moments using outdoor containers and plants," they say.


The designers installed a mix of built-in seating and furnishings so the family could maximize all of the outdoor space.

The designers installed a mix of built-in seating and furnishings so the family could maximize all of the outdoor space.

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Interior Design: Cuffhome / @cuffhome_