LDV Exclusive: A California Home with Patina

My friend, Joshua Smith is a very talented interior designer based in New York. He is originally from Texas, a fact we bonded over when we were both inducted into House Beautiful’s 2014 class of Next Wave interior designers. Until recently, Joshua and his fiancé David Gerbitz lived in this lovely 1930s Spanish Revival in the Hollywood Hills before moving back to the East Coast where he now splits his time between Manhattan and Connecticut. The goal for his home in Los Angeles was to create a sanctuary from the stresses of daily life. Joshua believes that home should be “where you are able to unplug, be inspired and connect to yourself, your loved ones and the Divine”. As such, the soft, neutral palette reflects the “light and ethereal” feeling Joshua wanted the house to exude. The color palette is grounded by warm woods and touches of gold and bronze, compliments of various antiques with various degree of patina, which lend warmth and character to each room. Joshua did a lovely job of updating a nearly one-hundred year old home to make it feel fresh and current, while honoring its sense of place as a result of beautiful interiors that exude a sense of California style and ease. 

{The Beautifully Balanced Living Room Reflects the Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle of Southern California}

{A Handsome Vignette}

{In the Foyer, an Antique Gustavian Table from the 1800s takes Center Stage}

{The trestle dining table is from the 1860s and was found in France. Notice the beautiful carved ceiling.}

{The Crisp, Clean Kitchen}

{The Cozy Den also has Access to the Garden}

{The Tailored and Masculine Master Bedroom}

{A great example of the fact that bathrooms should also be decorated and not merely utilitarian! Notice the antique mirror, vintage rug, and bamboo stool.}

{The Patinated Front Door Beckons}

{A Little Slice of Paradise}

{Photography by Lisa Romerien Courtesy of Joshua Smith}

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