At Home with Stephan JonesAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Step inside Stephan Jones‘ beautiful West Hollywood bungalow.
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.”
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.”
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.
A white backdrop and muted palette of neutral tones and natural materials create a soothing ambiance accented by found objects.
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.”