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*Sorry this is so late guys- slept in because of a nasty cold…. and the Patriots win :)

I have been drawn to the beauty of layered and collected spaces more and more lately.  Those with a big focus on antiques mixed with modern staples and clean white backgrounds.  The Domaine spread on designer and antiques dealer Brenda Antin’s home in Los Angeles (for sale- see listing here) left me sighing.  How peaceful, bright and interesting is this home? And bonus, it once belonged to George Peppard of Breakfast of Tiffany’s fame (“Fred Darling”…)

Let’s take a little tour:

Other than the linen slipcovered sof and chairs, everything here seems like it has an interesting provenance and story.


I’ve never been a fringe fan, but this leather chair is incredible, as is that Buddha on a lucite pedestal on the mantle.


I would love to wake up here. It’s making want to paint everything white.


This corner KILLS ME. That chair is the stuff my dreams are made of.


Antique portraits are having a major moment right now– but of course, in many decorating styles they’ve always been having a moment!


The simple sofas really allow the special antique items, like that side table, to shine with detail.


Mixing in some modern antiques, mid-century style, add to the collected feel of the home.


A simple classic kitchen, complete with white and blue dishware.


I just saw a bench like this while antiquing this weekend and wish I had a place to put it.  Now I’m doubly troubled by it.


How peaceful does this look???


A guest bedroom with linens from my dream hotel in Paris, L’Hotel.


Layering drawings and paintings in a very interesting, dramatic manner.


A beautiful and classic bathroom.


There is a guest house on the property (complete with kitchen and bath). I LOVE the vaulted ceiling (and that framed flag and woven chair!)


And the outside! Oh the outside! It’s just the most darling thing ever!


A pool bridges the main house and guest house.


Brenda has an antique shop in LA that I’m going to have to go visit on my next trip (which will be in March- yes, I’m coming to LA for a book event finally! More info to come!)


Here are some suggestions on how to get a look like Brenda’s home!


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Interior images via Domaine Home.


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