English Cottage Eclectic


Interior Designer Sasha Emerson found herself rambling around a now quiet 4500 square foot home after sending two kids off to college and having one teenager at home that was soon to follow them. So she decided to downsize by moving into this English style cottage located in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighborhood. Emerson wasted no time turning this new home into an eclectic, cozy little nest filled with fabulous finds from junk stores and estate sales. She breathed new life into iconic mid-century modern furnishings with new fabrics and the artwork consists of framed ads, wallpaper, and even menus in the kitchen, as well as found oil paintings. The home has a cohesive look and “flow” is achieved by using varying tones of grey, white, and light wood tones throughout. And I must say, I admire this woman’s shopping skills. pb

The chair in the living room is covered in a Paul Smith fabric by Maharam, that we actually sell here at the store, and joins the Dunbar sofa around the to-die-for painted Moroccan table. The large oil painting was found at an estate sale.

A super sized sampler by artist Reed van Brunschot and a 1960’s card catalog, found at a flea market, balance out the other end of the living room. The shade was created by having a 1890’s botanical print transferred onto linen although I don’t understand why there is only one.

Emerson framed the 1960’s ad as an homage to Andy Warhol’s famous soup can and the crazy little canisters are also from the 60’s.

Upholstered Thonet chairs and framed wallpaper sections highlight the dining room. The chandelier was created from the single pendants lights that were used single file down the hallway of her former house. Excellent idea!

In the sitting room chintz shades and ticking covered chairs are accented by the 1960’s elephant table and an ad for a French furniture store.

At first glance I thought this was a library, fooled me. It’s actually the laundry room and the walls are covered with a photo realistic wallpaper from Anthropologie.

The guest bedroom is light and fresh thanks to the headboard and bedding from West Elm. The spring green rocker was found in a junk shop.

Love the mismatched chairs around the huge teak table. What a wonderful outdoor dining space!

 Images:Country Living/Content:Eclectic Living Home


6 Responses to “English Cottage Eclectic”

  1. Love the Moroccan table! And the outside seating area is so summery and lovely!

  2. Beautiful place! There are a few pieces that I would never think of pairing with some of the others and yet they look really nice. Hence, eclectic, I guess…

  3. Beautiful and colourful home. Love it!

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