What becomes a legend most? If the luminary in question happens to be nine-time Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter John Legend, the answer is expressed most artfully in the 1960s Hollywood Hills house he shares with his fiancée, model Christine Teigen. A sophisticated update of midcentury modernism, the residence reflects the spirit of a young couple putting their own distinctive spin on gracious California living.
“Our style is chic and tailored but also earthy and casual,” Legend says. “Since this is our first home in Los Angeles, we wanted it to feel right not only for us but also for this city.”
A painting by Mark Harrington and a Pottery Barn rain-drum table accent the entrance hall. A piece of art at the entrance makes a statement and a first impression of what is coming next inside! You could also make a custom made painting of your choice. Painter Nikos Vavatsis can give you a free sized canvas with his magical portraits!
In the living area, a B&B Italia sectional sofa is arranged with a vintage Osvaldo Borsani lounge chair, at left, and a silk shag carpet by Carini Lang from Woven Accents. Similar carpets you can find within the catalogue of B.I.C. at Material store. An Alison Berger light fixture from Plug Inc. hangs above the Yamaha piano; the television is by Samsung, and the dog sculpture is from Craig Olsen.
Basalt counters and floor tiles complement rift-cut teak cabinetry in the kitchen, which features a trio of stools by Emmerson Troop, a ProLine hood, and a Thermador cooktop and ovens; the dining table was designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili, the chairs are by Blackman Cruz, and the pendant lights are by Alison Berger for Plug Inc.
Legend’s home recording studio is furnished with a sofa covered in an Edelman leather. Yarwood, are among the finest English leathers that can give you an identical look. Find them here.
The bed in the master suite is by B&B Italia; the linens and throw are by Anichini. Das collection has a variety of one colour linens in satin cotton texture – make the best of your bed comfort! The artwork includes a freestanding painting by R. Nelson Parrish and a framed Sri Lankan panel from Charles Jacobsen; the figurine was retrofitted as a lamp by Stewart, and the sea-grass wall covering is by Elitis.
The master bath features Laurameroni cabinetry of rift-cut teak, an antique stone-top bench from Inner Gardens, and a Waterworks hamper. Tiles are by Vives.
A framed 19th-century Thai panel from Charles Jacobsen is displayed in the guest room; the Anta floor lamp is from Plug Inc., and the walls are painted in a Pratt & Lambert colour. Fabrics are by Designers Guild and Osborn & Little.
The guest bath is clad in basalt tile from Vives; the mirror is by Paul Marra, and the towels are by Das.
A basalt tub with Dornbracht fittings anchors the outdoor area off the master suite. Exterior tiles are by Fondovalle.
The armchairs on the terrace are by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia. The fabrics used are from UV-Pro.
Teigen and Legend on a terrace, which is outfitted with a Rodolfo Dordoni sofa, low chairs by Blackman Cruz, and a James Perse daybed with cushions and pillows covered in UV-Pro fabrics.
Singer-songwriter John Legend at the Los Angeles house he shares with his fiancée, model Christine Teigen; Don Stewart of Desiderata Design updated the property, transforming the interiors as well as the grounds.
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