Jan 16, 2007

O'Kennedy/Artukovich residence

Eastsiders Katie O'Kennedy and her husband Matt Artukovich live in a historic Craftsman circa 1910 near the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It has wide gaping windows, a low pitched roof, and what's especially cool is their deep front porch—perfect for summer nights. A good portion of the interior is all original, with dark ceiling beams and built-in cabinets—but what is exceptional is that the decor is not all Art Deco or Arts & Crafts or something you may expect, they've managed to seamlessly incorporate furniture of several eras, which I think, gives their a home even more color. Katie and Matt use modern furniture along side items that belonged to their parents (not a new concept, but one the do exceptionally well). One piece that I especially like is the above left yellow chair that came from Katie's family. It's "so now" that Jonathan Adler actually makes the same chair (see above right photo) that he calls the "Prescott" chair that goes for $1400...I like Katie's more. Matt also incorporated his grandparent's dining room chairs, that, in fact, were in a 1965 issue of Architectural Digest! Thanks for sharing Katie and Matt.

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