Before and After: A Summery Bungalow in Topanga, California, Redone by an LA Designer
The song that looped in my head while admiring this California job was The Mamas and the Papas’ “Twelve 30.” That was encouraged by LA’s Laurel Canyon in the 1960s, and this redone bungalow is in Topanga, but even now: Both evoke for me laid-back again, retro California summertime.
The bungalow is the do the job of LA-centered designer Tamar Barnoon, whom we’ve gotten to know in excess of the previous few years as a stylist, a established designer for film, and, most recently, a designer of home furnishings and objects (see her do the job via Designed in California: A Curated Selection of Handmade Household furniture from Honeyed Figs). Of this undertaking, she writes: “My minimalist client located this superb 1800-square-foot Topanga residence, tucked away in the trees. It experienced been expanded around the a long time from a smaller cabin but experienced been completed in pieces, and the function remaining it emotion disjointed.”
Tamar’s technique, she states, was to “strip the dwelling again to its warm cabin roots, embracing the handmade experience of the initial framework and its connection to mother nature.” The consequence is a cabin that is snug but ethereal, rustic but small, with plenty of warm wooden detailing and generous doorways that open up to the garden.
Choose a wander by (and scroll down for some glimpses of the darkish house prior to).
Images by Laure Joliet.