At Home with Stephan Jones


Step inside Stephan Jones‘ beautiful West Hollywood bungalow.

The Tramp Art Mirror from Epoca in San Francisco hangs next to a mixed-media collage by Stephan Jones.
Photos by Peter Vitale.

This 1940s bungalow that designer Stephan Jones of Stephan Jones Interiors calls his second home, sums up his his approach to design—a modern nod to the history of the dwelling. Originally from Chicago, Jones and his partner relocated to LA around seven years ago. “Because this is my personal home, I was really able to integrate my design philosophy in a way that captures my approach to design,” says Jones. “I had the luxury of living in the house for eight months before starting construction, so I could really consider what to retain and what to let go.”

A sofa from Gibson Shop in Los Angeles sits atop a 
rug by J Ioulian Rugs. Photos by Peter Vitale.

The home needed very little work, so Jones and his partner were able to provided the interior updates while focusing on designing a lush outdoor space. “This is the first property that we’ve owned and lived in that has outdoor space and it gave me my first opportunity to design the landscaping for myself,” the designer notes. “When you step onto the property, you feel as if you have arrived someplace special even though the space is small.”    

A leather commode from Goldwood by Boris in Antwerp
sits next to a floor lamp by Paul Ferrante. Photos by Peter Vitale.
A Workshop Table Top an Alsatian White Oak Chairs found by Jones at a Paris Flea Market. Photos by Peter Vitale.

The 1,100 square foot home while simple is a charismatic place where the couple can relax after their busy travel schedule as well as a shelter for their collection of dynamic artwork and thoughtfully curated furnishings.

Leather Sling dining chairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara, available at Stephan Jones boutique. Photos by Peter Vitale.
Jones purchased Kitchen Aid and Bosch appliances from Snyder Diamond.
Photos by Peter Vitale.

A white backdrop and muted palette of neutral tones and natural materials create a soothing ambiance accented by found objects.

A bed from Room & Board sits next to a Timber Table from Gibson Shop.
 Photos by Peter Vitale.
A custom upholstered daybed by Stephan Jones|STUDIO
sits below a green painting by Stephan Jones. Photos by Peter Vitale.

The flourishing garden creates an intimate escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of LA, enabling the couple to take full advantage of California’s indoor/outdoor living. “I immediately feel relaxed when I arrive home, because I love the way we are able to live in California,” says Jones. “It’s an amazing juxtaposition to our lifestyle in Chicago where we live in a 1960s high rise with a view and beautiful sunsets.” 

Lounge chairs by Stephan Hones provide the perfect resting spots for relaxing outside. Photos by Peter Vitale.