Before & After: Project LA

Domaine Home did a great piece on our LA Project this week, and I wanted to show you all the before & afters and share some behind the scenes action!


Our clients, Kelly and Matt, reached out to us early this summer asking for help with their new home. From Kelly’s initial email:

“My husband, Matt and I recently purchased a 1920’s Spanish Style home in LA. We thought we had a handle on what we wanted and where our design taste was leading us, but now that we’re living in the house and buying things- it’s not coming together like we planned. Basically, I don’t want to keep making expensive mistakes and then needing to start all over…”

Kelly and Matt were actually pretty into design, especially danish furniture of which they had collected a lot of great pieces over the years, but were having trouble blending their more modern furniture taste with the Spanish architecture of the home.

So our tasks were:

  1. Blend the traditional Spanish architecture with their existing modern pieces.
  2. Let the sun shine in- and brighten things up!
  3. Highlight the original architectural details of the home.
  4. Bring out their fun, colorful personalities.

We worked over email, selecting the larger items like the rug and coffee table, as well as creating a custom media cabinet and pillows. Then Valerie and I flew out for a few days before our shoot with Domaine to pull it all together.

IMG_3110(a little behind the scenes from our shoot with Domaine)










IMG_3148(sneaking in this grainy mid-install iPhone pic so you could see the custom media cabinet in all its glory!)


I have to gush a little bit…Kelly and Matt are beyond dream clients- so game, so communicative and understanding, with amazing taste and a sense of fun. These photos by Chris Patey are stunning, and I have to say a huge “thank-you” to the entire Domaine team for the great feature! Finally- special Gorgeous Award to my SuperHeroAssistant Valerie who drove us all around LA making the impossible look easy, we will always have the memories of driving with a fiddle fig leaf surrounding our heads even if the experience took years off our lives!

I hope y’all enjoy this first taste of one of our favorite projects- there will be a lot more to come from our work on this amazing home that I am excited to share! As always, let me know if you have any questions.

For more info and pictures- check out the full article on Domaine

get the look domaine house

Get the Look: Coffee Table Options: 1, 2, 3, 4, Leather Sofa: Restoration Hardware, Rug Options: Restoration Hardware, Layered Rug Option, Mid-Century Chair Options: 1, 2, Floor Pouf Option 1, Option 2, Stool Options: 1, 2, 3, Side Tables: Mecox, Lamps: Robert Abbey, Media Cabinet: West Elm, Screen: Peter Dunham Textiles, Peacock Chair: Anthropologie, Giraffe: Anthropologie, Pillows & Throws: Tangier Peony Square, Tangier Peony Lumbar, Raoul Textiles Square, Pitti Orange Pillow, Scallop Throw

19 thoughts on “Before & After: Project LA

  1. I love everything about this, especially those amazing painted french doors. Beautifully done!

  2. Just beautiful! I should have known when I saw the sneak peek with the bright peacock chair so artfully juxtaposed against the other furnishings that you’d have been behind the transformation. Job well done!

    And what a trip to work with Badger! 😉

  3. BRAVO BAILEY!! This is beautiful! I still wish I could get y’all to come and spruce up my home as well! Can’t wait for you to share the other projects you’ve been teasing us with over the past few months.

  4. love it! is that a real or fake plant? if fake where did you get it? I am looking for something exactly like that

  5. THIS.IS.AWESOME! i am always so excited to see a post pop up in my blog reader – and this exceeded my expectations 🙂 i love what you did – and that media cabinet is gorgeous!

  6. Hey Bailey, beautiful job! I’m an LA resident looking for a fiddle leaf fig just like that. Where did you get the one you used?


  7. This is easily my favorite space I’ve seen of yours!!! I love love love how you seamlessly blended all the styles they wanted to incorporate! When I first read “Spanish style” and “mid-century” I was hesitant, but this is KICK ASS!

  8. This looks great!! I love how it looks so fun and speaks to the owners. Beautiful job and Congrats!

  9. This gorgeous space proves that you are a multi-talented designer: you can do (colorful) mid-century modern just as well as (colorful) traditional. And that ceiling is inspired. You are a great designer, Bailey!

  10. Oh holy lord. This is by far my favorite piece of design work you’ve done! I’m completely head over heels.

  11. Bailey, hi!
    I was just talking about you with my mom yesterday, after we’d both been listening to this story on NPR about internet trolls who attack bloggers for zero sensical reasons. I was explaining how you’d scaled back on PB, and made it a sporadically updated design blog, rather than a daily update on family, fun, and day-to-day intrigue ( Britney/Bey worship.) I’m still down in the dumps about the jerks who you (ever so graciously) called out a while back, but I’m mostly inspired by the way you prioritized life, putting the McFamily first, throwing your heart and soul into Biscuit, and updating here when it makes sense for you to do it. THAT is flawless. Just like your work in this particular post. A .
    High fives,

  12. So cool how you took what was already very very cool- doors, fireplace, ceiling, sofa, yadi, yadi and just snow globed it to pure fabulousness.

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