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TRINA TURK at Home

By Erika Brechtel @smallshopstudio

A Mid-Century Modern Dream

I love seeing photos of fashion designers’ homes; it’s fascinating to see just how much their professional styles translate to their personal spaces. Take Trina Turk and hubbie’s L.A. home for example: a California girl at heart, Trina Turk’s laid back, retro color pop ‘n pattern style is clearly evident throughout this 1940′s post-and-beam dream-come-true — made their own with vintage pieces collected by the couple and fabrics from the designer’s own line.

TRINA TURK at Home

[ In the entry, a Jae Carmichael painting hangs above a vintage Widdicomb chest and a rug from Morocco. ]

TRINA TURK at Home

[ A pair of 1948 Edward Wormley sofas for Dunbar upholstered in a Scalamandré linen, vintage armchairs, and a 1956 Richard Neutra cocktail table in the living room; the von Nessen floor lamp was purchased at auction, and the 1920s Persian rug is from ABC Carpet & Home. ]

TRINA TURK at Home

[ A circa-1950 Jacques Adnet bar cart and a vintage Antonio Citterio yellow armchair in the living room. ]

TRINA TURK at Home

[ In the dining room, vintage William Haines brass chairs and a George Nelson table by Herman Miller; the dandelion sculpture dates from the 1960s (a Bertoia knock-off), and the table runner is a Japanese obi. ]

TRINA TURK at Home

[ The guest room boasts vintage pieces like this Widdicomb chest of drawers and a Karl Springer side table. ]

TRINA TURK at Home

[ The master bedroom’s vintage Lane dresser, cloisonné jars, and lamp are from Lawson-Fenning; the Lucite-and-rattan chair was a bargain found by the couple for $40! ]

TRINA TURK at Home

[ Circa-1960 Italian headboard; Matteo bed linens from ABC Carpet & Home ]

TRINA TURK at Home

Definitely one day we’ll be owners of a house similar in style (mark my words!), but we would want to add touches of vintage, rather than it feeling like you’re stepping back in time. But anyone that buys a mid-century modern home and refurbishes it up to its former glory is a hero in my book! (Did you ever hear about the Neutra house that was torn down in Palm Springs? Blasphemy!)

TRINA TURK at Home


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