This L.A. Home by Jeremiah Brent Is Made for Stylish Entertaining

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An L.A. Home That's Made for Stylish EntertainingFrank Frances - Hearst Owned
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For interior designer Jeremiah Brent, updating a family's Westlake Village, California, residence with good bones was about redefining spaces. "The goal was to find the balance between the pedigree of traditional design and the playfulness of modern design," says Brent, founder of the eponymous design firm.

The TV personality took on the family's five-bedroom, seven-bathroom house after renovating their vacation home in the Bay Area. Spanning more than 10,500 square feet, their primary base in Los Angeles County needed to be suitable for "the art of gathering," replete with cleverly designed outdoor spaces perfect for conversation, which Brent says is "an integral part of the client’s lifestyle."

The property, originally built in 2013, features detailed millwork, but it called for a few structural additions to boost its functionality and charm. Reclaimed timber beams by Ross Alan Lumber in the living room and kitchen foster warmth. A small area off the kitchen features a custom Calacatta Paonazzo marble desk and hidden storage for more mundane supplies. In the bar area, custom white oak millwork holds happy hour necessities. "They've always had a love for entertaining and this is a house where everybody visits," the designer says.

Throughout the home, natural materials and contemporary furniture in a neutral color palette blend old and new. Layers of low seating in the living room surround an antique limestone fireplace mantel and accentuate the high, slanted ceiling. The primary bedroom is wrapped in breezy linen bedding and cozy textiles.

"There are so many stories and memories that the home holds," Brent says. "We came to breathe some fresh air into it so it feels ready for a new chapter."


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Custom pieces like a Grant Larkin chandelier nod to the scale of the architecture.

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Paint: Roman Clay in Saint Sauvant, Portola Paints. Table: custom, C.G. Custom Tile & Marble. Vessel: Studio Balestra.

Office Nook

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A custom marble desk and cabinetry elevate daily tasks. Chair: Stahl +Band. Desk lamp: Studio Balestra. Marble fountain: Blackman Cruz. Stair runner: Stark.

Living Room

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A mix of furnishings befits avid hosts. Sofas: Dmitriy & Co. (white) and vintage (gray) in Pierre Frey velvet. Ceiling light: custom, Glustin Luminaires. Console: antique, Blackman Cruz.


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An open window overlooking a yard is "so romantic," Brent says. Pendants: Roman and Williams. Counter: Stoneland USA. Backsplash: Paris Ceramics. Stools: F&F Vintage.


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Wicker Rohé Noordwolde barstools, a custom slate and bronze table by J. Pickens, and custom white oak millwork by Jeremiah Brent Design "work together to make it feel like you've gone out, even on a night in," Brent says. Semi-flush mount: Roman and Williams.

Powder Room

powder room
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Brass antiques accent wall paint in Nitty Gritty Roman Clay by Portola Paints. Sconce: Lucca Antiques. Mirror: vintage, 1stDibs. Hand towel: Hale Mercantile Co.

Primary Bedroom

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"It feels like a nest," Brent says. Bed: custom, in Kravet fabric. Bench: custom, Twist Custom. Drapery: custom, in Dedar fabric. Lamps: Woka Lamps Vienna.

Primary Bathroom

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Daughter's Office

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Sculptural furnishings and her own art give it whimsy. Chandelier: Light Cookie. Floor lamp: Urban Outfitters. Sofa: Eternity Modern. Table: McMullin & Co. Rug: The Novogratz. Pillows: (floral) House of Hackney and (blue) Lulu and Georgia.


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Set off the guest room, this outdoor area "creates a vacationesque getaway for anyone visiting," Brent says. Chair: Formations. Table: Design Mix Gallery. Planter (tabletop): Inner Gardens.


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To create a comfortable and refined seating area in the rose garden, Brent dressed up durable indoor-outdoor fabric by Pollack (chair cushions) and Perennials (pillows) with Samuel & Sons trim. The ADG Lighting lanterns are hardwired, so they're easy to set and adjust. Table and chairs: custom, Formations.

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