Collection by Luke Hopping

Textural Bachelor Pad Wrapped in Modern Tile


A husband-and-wife design team revived a 1940s home in East Los Angeles's Mt. Washington area for a single man. Bearing few tell-tale signs of bachelorhood, aside from a photography and music studio in the garage, the renovation retained the home's dual fireplaces and added an array of modern tiles.

Joseph Armario tasked husband-and-wife duo Karen and Guy Vidal of Design Vidal with transforming an architectural...
Rich tiling lends the home tactility throughout.
A fireplace surrounded by Japanese tile flanks a custom banquette table in the dining-kitchen area.
The panoply of tile continues in the living room, which is anchored by a second fireplace that Karen wrapped in oval...
The predominance of tile ends abruptly in the garage, but texture remains a priority.
The master bedroom is accented by a handful of vintage items, including an owl light and record player.
In one of the home's bathrooms, matching neutral tones prevent the abundance of stone and ceramic from feeling busy.
Meanwhile, the second bathroom is an exercise in contrast.