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Sunset tapped East L.A. hotshots ETC.etera to design the interiors of Developer Gary Hewson Jr’s spectacular home nestled into the Santa Monica Canyon

Sally Kuchar  – November 25, 2019 | Updated November 27, 2019

Here’s a thrilling sneak peek of our 2019 Idea House. Feast your eyes on some of our favorite details.


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In the foyer, guests are wowed by a 32” wide chandelier from Lamps Plus with a rain-like cascade of luxurious crystal glass that’s at least six feet long. It’s the crown jewel of the house and makes a huge statement when guests first arrive.

Living Room

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In the living room, a gorgeous mix of vintage, new, and custom furniture make the space perfect for entertaining. And a subtle prism wall mural gives the appearance of a rainbow reflecting on the wall. The coffee table is a custom design by ETC.etera, the interior design team behind the 2019 Sunset Idea House. The high design of the Sonos wireless subwoofer means it integrates seamlessly into the built-in display shelves.


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The right angles of the kitchen cabinetry and island are softened up by the curvy forms of of the Maxim Perf pendant lights from Lamps Plus above the island and barstools by East Los Angeles designer Waka Waka. Ceramic vases from LGS Studio’s Studded collection create a focal point on the carrara marble kitchen island. Special thanks to Method for being one of the sponsors of the 2019 Sunset Idea House.


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The entire pantry is courtesy The Container Store, which expertly designed the space with its highly customizable Elfa system.


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The interior stairs are courtesy of Viewrail. The FLIGHT floating stair system shown here is in unfinished white oak, though the stairs can be ordered in 13 pre-finished options. All of the railing is 1/4” Onyx rod railing (powder coated black), also courtesy Viewrail.

Master Bedroom

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In the master bedroom, interior designer firm ETC.etera made an impact with a mural wallpaper that reflects the lines and curves of the canyon that the home is nestled into. The Ojai bed and Ojai nightstands are courtesy Lawson-Fenning. The Tortoise Large Ombre Brass and Antique Zinc table lamps are courtesy Lamps Plus. All bedding provided by Parachute, even the long, horizontal pillow in sienna. And a special thanks to Avocado Mattress for supplying all the mattresses for the 2019 Sunset Idea House. 

Sitting Area

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A collection of who’s who in the East LA makers space makes up the sitting area of the master bedroom. On the right is a wooden totem sculpture by artist Dan John Anderson, while a custom terrazzo coffee table by Material Forms sits center stage. The vintage leather sectional, which was broken up into individual pieces to create separate seating areas around the room, is courtesy Amsterdam ModernLa Cantina floor-to-ceiling windows can be seen in the background.


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The entire master closet is courtesy The Container Store, which utilizes Avera, an innovative design that delivers the built-in look at an incredible price. Features include full-extension drawers that open at a touch, back panels that complete the look, and optional LED lighting.


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The master bathroom is truly a sight to be seen. During the day, the room is flooded with natural light from the skylight and strategically placed high horizontal windows. The shower doubles as a steam room. Special thanks to Moen for providing its FLO by Moen system for the bathrooms. 


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A study for reprieve is tucked into the corner of the home. The focal point of the room is a custom mirror by East L.A. ceramics studio LGS Studio. The daybed is a vintage piece from Amsterdam Modern.

Roof Deck

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The expansive roof deck is an entertainer’s dream. Featuring outdoor furniture courtesy Thos. Baker.

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Interior Design:
Thinking outside of the box and bringing their clients along for the ride is where ETC.etera (or ETC for short) creates their best ideas—the mixing of form, functionality and mood. The team designs spaces which are equal parts tactile and narrative. They identify the difference between simply furnishing a space and decorating it; between creating environments that are based on trends and those that have lasting appeal.

Gary Hewson Jr., Hewson Investment Group

Home Builder:
Shirley Construction Company

Michael Ashworth

Landscape Design:
Mickey Hargitay Plants

Floral Design:
Flower Duet

Olivia Conley of Baraka Interiors