Inspirational Restored Vintage Hollywood Home
I spotted on Carolina Eclectic that the famous Hollywood glamor home of Cedric Gibbons and Dolores del Rio was recently restored for the producer Joe Roth. I love seeing historic restorations, and it is always interesting to see how modern designers interpret their client’s personality into the old soul of historic homes. I think designer Michael Smith did a lovely job fusing modern sensibility with a vintage touch. I would have utilized more vintage elements, but I am, of course, biased
Here are some “old” and “new” images for your historical restoration delight! The vintage images are from 1935 and courtsey of JAMD.
This is an outdoor/indoor sitting area that overlooks the tennis court. I love areas that cause you to pause and question, “Am I indoors or outdoors?”
Yes, I’d like one of the bed/couch hybrid….so romantic!
I like how this room feels contemporary, yet still utilizes many vintage and antique inspired elements. That antique plane sculpture is so lovely and adds whimsy to the room.
Plants can truly make such a large difference in any room. My eye is instantly attracted to the greenery, instead of the furniture, which is a great testament to the power of green!
If I had this kitchen, I may be inspired to really cook….yes world, modernity and vintage inspiration can really live in harmony! The kitchen island and counter are so modern (which I normally don’t care too much for), yet the infusions of vintage accessories in the clock, framed dog artwork, hanging lamp pendants, and the chairs make this room really remarkable.