Refreshing an Elegant, Eclectic LA Abode

Refreshing an Elegant, Eclectic LA Abode

Refreshing an Elegant, Eclectic LA Abode


Meghan M.


Homepolish designer Katherine Carter returns to Meghan M.'s Los Angeles abode to make the best look even better.

Photos by Meghan Bob.

Sometimes enough just isn’t enough.

Anyone in the interior design industry knows that once you start creating spaces, it can be addictive—next thing you know, your entire home (and the homes of all your friends and family) are dressed to the nines, yet you’re left still hoping to get your hands on another space.

Meghan M.’s not one to rest on her laurels, which is why she brought Homepolish designer Katherine Carter back to bring shake up the home she had previously designed. Meghan reached out to Katherine because, although her home was already gorgeous, she was itching for a shift in aesthetics in the hundred-year-old Hancock Park home.

Katherine’s objective was to make the space elegant, livable, but most of all fun for Meghan, her husband Alex, and their three sons. As someone who loves a touch of eccentricity in a space, our veteran designer knew she could inject a splash of personality via wallpaper. The living room’s salmon Kelly Wearstler Graffito Wallpaper added a visually intricate yet grounded touch to the rest of the room’s bold jewel tones and rich textures. The overload of luxe fabrics and accents feels inviting instead of icy, thanks to touchable textures, like velvet Jonathan Adler swivel chairs, playful art, art deco accents, and lush plant life.

All that art deco might not feel approachable for kids, but Katherine wanted to make sure the living room was somewhere the kids could really live. To give them a place to park it, Crayons-in-hand, she created custom-made table that can be withstand Magic Markers and cleans easily with a swipe of water.

While the common spaces are unquestionably chic and stylish, Katherine wanted to provide something just as exciting in the kid-friendly friendly space. To help distinguish the pint-sized playground from the rest of the home, and she chose a timeless and tropical wallpaper that subtly nods to the nearby Beverly Hills Hotel. To contrast the Calypso vibes, Katherine layered in black and white houndstooth accents and deep blue bedding to give the room a masculine vibe. The crisp palette makes even monster trucks look magnificent.

“Built in 1921 on a prominent corner lot in Hancock Park  two blocks from Larchmont, this Windsor Square Tudor Revival masterpiece is a sight to behold. Enter through the gate into the beautifully landscaped garden, and you are instantly transported. I was able to create the perfect blend of charm, luxury and modern comfort in redesigning Meghan’s home. It was fun for both of us to create an entirely different design aesthetic.”


For Katherine, the home now feels as singular as her client. “Each room has it’s own unique personality that transitions seamlessly into the next,” she says.” I really had fun pushing the envelope with the designs and seeing Megan’s excitement once it all came together!”

View additional photos in the gallery below. Also, want to see how gorgeous it looked before? Look back at Katherine’s first design of this LA revival. 

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