It’s perched in one of Los Angeles’s most sought-after neighborhoods and has a view of the Silver Lake reservoir. Though the area has seen a lot of new construction homes, this mid-century property was built in 1950 and had only seen one remodel by the previous owner. Kaitlin Thomas of Nine Dot Design was tasked with reimagining it for her clients, young attorneys who wanted to honor the architecture while updating the space for modern living. “I worked with on their first home a couple of years ago,” she recalls. “Their first home had a lot of Spanish details, so we based the design on the architecture of their home.  Because their new home was more mid-century modern, we essentially started from scratch with the design.”

The updates done by the previous owner felt a touch sterile. “It was important to them to create a home that speaks to the architecture while reflecting their current aesthetic – which had developed into wanting more color and playfulness with the design,” Kaitlin shares. “They also have an appreciation for design and supporting local vendors, artisans, and buying vintage, so we took a lot of time and care in sourcing one-of-a-kind, custom, and specialty items. As much as they wanted their home to look good, it was also important to them that the design was functional and practical for both everyday living and entertaining.”

As you walk through the home, the space feels airy and bright, but is anything but minimalist. Art procured by Jesslyn George of Toyon Arts adds a lot of beauty, while their enviable book collection is on full display. (The designer shares all the details in the slideshow.) The biggest challenge in the space was the lead times for different materials and furnishings, as it kicked off in early 2020. “It required a lot of patience considering all the delays and setbacks, but it was well worth the wait,” Kaitlin tells us. “Sourcing local and vintage was helpful and allowed us to layer in more interesting pieces that we might have overlooked if we didn’t run into shipping issues.”