The living room pairs a custom-made sofa upholstered in Rogers & Goffigon fabric with a bespoke coffee table designed by JDP Interiors and made by Spivak Designs. The rug is a vintage Oushak rug from Lawrence of La Brea Rugs. Photography by Jeff Mindel.

Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors looked to chic Los Angeles design boutiques, The Apartment by The Line and Garde, as well as her client’s collection of surrealist art for inspiration when piecing together the design of this 2,421-square-foot bachelor pad in West Hollywood. The home, a new construction, lacked character, so Pickens sought to insert a fresh sense of style and character throughout by adding statement lighting and mixing vintage furniture finds with customized pieces. Choosing pieces that “complimented and infused subtle surrealist notions,” and setting everything against a neutral backdrop, Pickens expertly juxtaposes delicate pieces with chunkier ones for unexpected pairings that seem perfectly balanced. “I love to incorporate warmth into modern spaces by adding texture and mixing materials such as leather, metal, and fur,” she said. “Mixing in unique furniture finds and sourcing vintage pieces also really helped bring this project to life.”

Key pieces like a Flag Halyard chair by Rove Concepts and vintage items sourced on 1stdibs and from flea markets help create a sense of character that the home had been lacking. Photography by Jeff Mindel.
Pickens pairs delicate lighting fixtures, such as this one from Lambert et Fils, with solid pieces of furniture. Photography by Jeff Mindel.
A glimpse of the guest room from the open-plan living space. Photography by Jeff Mindel.
The guest room lighting adds a vintage vibe with wall sconces from Lawson Fenning and a Serge Mouille Three-Arm Ceiling Lamp overhead. Photography by Jeff Mindel.
The master bedroom mixes vintage finds with bespoke pieces. Photography by Jeff Mindel.
A black tub and sink create a bold statement in the bathroom. Photography by Jeff Mindel.
The kitchen features a custom island by JDP Interiors. Photography by Jeff Mindel.
The kitchen nook has a custom banquette and dining table by JDP Interiors paired with dining chairs from Design Within Reach. Photography by Jeff Mindel.
Three Italian brass tube pendant lights from Rewire in Los Angeles hang above the kitchen table. Photography by Jeff Mindel.

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