Sheila Bouttier, who recently opened a by-appointment design gallery in Los Angeles called Galerie Provenance, lives with her family in this modern house inspired by traditional cottages. The 6,500-square-foot, six-bedroom property was designed by Hollywood architect William Hefner. The Bouttiers’ design sensibilities, a combination of polish and warmth anchored in midcentury lines, come together beautifully in this corner office. Four 1950s “Lady” armchairs by Marco Zanuso, upholstered in a steely blue mohair fabric, provide just the right contrast against a black paneled wall, hung with a Benjamin Abramowitz lithograph from 1937. (Ms. Bouttier, Abramowitz’s only grandchild, manages the artist’s estate with her mother). The dark-stained coffee table is from Pinch Design.
The home’s family room on the ground level features a custom sectional sofa and shearling armchair, paired with an antique wooden horse, and a Charlotte Perriand stool. In the back, behind Paavo Tynell’s “Chinese Hat” floor lamp, is an acrylic-on-wood sculpture by Benjamin Abramowitz from 1970.
In the living room, a custom sofa and armchair inspired by Jean Royère’s curvaceous shapes of the 1950s help soften the sharp lines of Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic “Easy” chairs. The space also features a brass lamp by Pierre Folie, designed in the 70s, a round elmwood coffee table from the ’70s designed by Pierre Chapo, and a gilded mirror atop a French limestone mantel, both believed to be from the 1800s. The walls were painted in Benjamin Moore’s China White.
The master suite’s light gray palette extends to the master bathroom, featuring a French vintage chair by Guillerme et Chambron paired with an old brass table mirror. The pulls are from van Cronenburg in Belgium.