Photos by Roger Davies
The Hollywood Reporter—the juicy rag that's the unofficial bible of the city of Los Angeles and its neighboring communities—has unveiled its inaugural showhouse, a collaborative effort by a slew of big-name, L.A.-based interiors gurus such as Waldo Fernandez, Marmol Radziner, Kathryn Ireland, and Joan Behnke. Perched on the 20th floor of the hallowed Robert A.M. Stern-designed Century Tower—where socialite Candy Spelling owns a $35M penthouse—and dripping with high-design furnishings, the so-called THR Design Hollywood at the Century fuses several bold points of view to fashion one ultra-moody Hollywood palace.
The designers are feted as the city's "most influential" in the magazine's debut Home Issue, which is expected to publish annually, and were all selected, among other reasons, for their impressive stable of famous clientele. Together they've worked on homes for Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, and the Kardashians, and have been inspired by a variety of decades, continents, and styles to create rooms for a particular strain of Hollywood icon: "from Marmol Radziner's moody bedroom for a David Fincher type to Kathryn M. Ireland's colorful South of France kitchen for a Parisian actress," as the magazine puts it. Fernandez, for instance, furnished the great room with Pierre Chareau-inspired stools and circa-1940 Hardoy and Bonet "bat chairs," while Courteney Cox's decorator Trip Haenisch chose cowhide seating, a green acrylic desk, and a geode side table for the the master bedroom. Other standouts: a Velcro chandelier in Jane Hallworth's "thinking man's den" and amethyst lamps in Oliver Furth's hallway vestibule. Have a look at the gallery above.