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    Default A 1973 A. Quincy Jones home

    Three years ago, Shulamit Nazarian bought a 1973 Holmby Hills home designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, former dean of USC's School of Architecture and widely regarded as one of Southern California's midcentury greats. Her goal: to preserve the architecture but make it her own, not some by-the-numbers retro palace. "I didn't want to make the house a museum to midcentury," Nazarian says. The front of the home is defined by its asymmetrical roof line and Japanese-inspired garden






















    Shulamit Nazarian brings a modern touch to a 1973 A. Quincy Jones home - Shulamit Nazarian - Los Angeles Times

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    It's got a strong building lobby feel to it.

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    TOO MUCH WOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And too many "interesting" things going on.
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    i like it! it's warm, it's vintage, it's got lots of different textures, it's got lots of plant life going on, which i love.

    cute dog, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    TOO MUCH WOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And too many "interesting" things going on.
    i'm curious as to what kind of home architectural & decor styles you do like. i don't recall that i've ever seen you post that you like any of the homes posted in this forum, even though we've had many different styles.

    i hope this doesn't seem catty, as that is not my intention...just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    i like it! it's warm, it's vintage, it's got lots of different textures, it's got lots of plant life going on, which i love.

    cute dog, too.



    i'm curious as to what kind of home architectural & decor styles you do like. i don't recall that i've ever seen you post that you like any of the homes posted in this forum, even though we've had many different styles.

    i hope this doesn't seem catty, as that is not my intention...just curious.
    Yes. That sounds very catty. I'm INCENSED!!!!! Just kidding.
    There's more that I like than what I don't like. I've just not seen
    much of it here. I don't like one particular style, architectural or
    interior design wise. But when it's good, it's good, when it's not,
    it's not. The biggest mistakes that are made are to either follow
    1 style ad nauseum (interior design) so much that it looks like
    a catalogue or to mix styles, colors, patterns so much in a desire
    to make it unique, interesting or personal, that it simply becomes
    a cacafony of junk. I guess my criterion would be balance, yin &
    yang.....
    Also, as far as interior design goes, things should not look too
    intentional. Like in this thread: the objects of art are placed in
    repition just a tad too often. Objects on the table are placed
    as that: objects. You'd almost be afraid to use the table for
    its original purpose. I'm sure much of the furniture is from famous
    designers, too. The problem with that is that often people buy
    one or two pieces of furniture (what they can afford) by a
    famous designer and then they are placed in their homes like
    pieces of art, not pieces of furniture. The intention is probably
    to make the statement "We own a chair/table/lamp by the
    famous blablabla". There are others, who have enough money
    to furnish their entire home with designer stuff however, who
    do the opposite: use a designer chair that cost them thousands
    of dollars to throw their clothes on in the bedroom. I think both
    uses of designer furniture are wrong: you don't have to put a
    designer chair on a pedestal and forbid anybody to sit in it, only
    allow people to take it in as art, yet you shouldn't treat it with
    contempt either by using it as a clothes rack.
    That's all she wrote
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    It's ok. I don't love it and I don't hate it.

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    i love (the hanging mirror in) the bathroom and those alien looking light fixtures in the dining area.

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    Unusual. I do like the open,airy feel and the garden stuff-all of it.
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    I like the front elevation and Japanese garden (top pic). As for the interiors, WAY too much wood. I know it's very much of its time but yeah, office building foyer.
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    Now, this I like, light, airy, its modern with a softness about it. Plus I love the flooring (where the dog is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    Yes. That sounds very catty. I'm INCENSED!!!!! Just kidding.
    There's more that I like than what I don't like. I've just not seen
    much of it here. I don't like one particular style, architectural or
    interior design wise. But when it's good, it's good, when it's not,
    it's not. The biggest mistakes that are made are to either follow
    1 style ad nauseum (interior design) so much that it looks like
    a catalogue or to mix styles, colors, patterns so much in a desire
    to make it unique, interesting or personal, that it simply becomes
    a cacafony of junk. I guess my criterion would be balance, yin &
    yang.....
    Also, as far as interior design goes, things should not look too
    intentional. Like in this thread: the objects of art are placed in
    repition just a tad too often. Objects on the table are placed
    as that: objects. You'd almost be afraid to use the table for
    its original purpose. I'm sure much of the furniture is from famous
    designers, too. The problem with that is that often people buy
    one or two pieces of furniture (what they can afford) by a
    famous designer and then they are placed in their homes like
    pieces of art, not pieces of furniture. The intention is probably
    to make the statement "We own a chair/table/lamp by the
    famous blablabla". There are others, who have enough money
    to furnish their entire home with designer stuff however, who
    do the opposite: use a designer chair that cost them thousands
    of dollars to throw their clothes on in the bedroom. I think both
    uses of designer furniture are wrong: you don't have to put a
    designer chair on a pedestal and forbid anybody to sit in it, only
    allow people to take it in as art, yet you shouldn't treat it with
    contempt either by using it as a clothes rack.
    That's all she wrote
    okay, that makes sense...i can totally see where you are coming from. thank you kindly for your reply!
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    Parts of it I like.

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    I really don't like all that wood, but it's got some awesome elements to it.
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