A Nod to Tradition


JDP Interiors puts a modern spin on traditional digs

An ottoman by Nickey Kehoe sits atop a rug by Lawrence of La Brea.
Photos by Amy Bartlam.

“The history of the neighborhood where the project is located, Hancock Park, and the incredible original architecture of the home,” says designer Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors. “But it was important to modernize it for the young family who lives there.”

A floor lamp from Orange Furniture sheds light on a chair by Hollywood at Home.
Photo by Amy Bartlam.
A chandelier from Lawson-Fenning makes a statement in the dining room.
Photo by Amy Bartlam.

The young family desired a more modern feel that still fit within the traditional mold of the home. “When my clients purchased the house, the floors in the dining room and hearth in the living room were a previously added modern two-toned geometric tile that felt so wrong in this soft historic home,” says Pickens. “So, the first thing we did was remove them and replace them with a beautiful limestone floor in a Versailles pattern. The immediate difference was astounding and created a much softer, elevated, and timeless look and feel.”

Photo by Amy Bartlam.
A custom sectional sits next to a lamp by Arteriors. Photo by Amy Bartlam.
Photo by Amy Bartlam.

JDP completed the project in just four months, with a focus on scale to give the wow factor. “This house practically ate furniture and accessories and needed more than was expected,” she says. “The long skinny living room was a challenge when you took this scale issue into account so more is more in this case! Larger scale items are key to preventing the space from feeling cluttered and messy.”