This living room's previous incarnation included a massive gold-veined mirror that concealed the unfinished double-sided fireplace.
Plantation shutters blocked an enormous expanse of floor-to-ceiling windows.
A team of workers had to chip away for days on their hands and knees to unearth the original terrazzo floors.
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Midcentury abode (after)
A handful of dramatic pieces stand out against this room's quieter elements. A pair of towering vintage majolica lamps (Carl's Lamps & Custom Shades, 323/651-5825) creates a yin and yang effect atop an understated low credenza of wenge and white CaesarStone (a quartz-polymer material).
The mix of items from another era with midcentury classics and some contemporary pieces keeps the overall look anchored to the home's origins while adding individual style.