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Located in the San Fernando Valley, in the beautiful neighborhood of Toluca Lake, interior designer Mark Cutler has designed an interior that’s fit for an American classic. Reflective of the area where this home sits, Cutler has crafted a space where California king style is effortlessly blended with a mix of color and pattern to create a one-of-a-kind space. Cutler, who was born in Australia, has a knack for marrying diverse styles to create personalized and elegant homes for his clients. With a client roster that includes Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Carrell, among others, this designer has a sought-out aesthetic that’s cool and refined.
Within this Los Angeles home, pattern is used to great effect. A major statement has been made in the master bedroom, where floral drapery covers the bay of windows in the space. The light blue shade of the drapes is also reflected in the upholstery on the tufted sofas, allowing for a cool color block in a soft pastel.Continue to 2 of 7 below.
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The bed fits perfectly in this California bedroom. The oversized California king adds drama to the space. The carved canopy features eye-catching details in a deep, ebony wood with turned columns. To soften the hardwood elements throughout the bedroom, the light blue shade is extended to the upholstered headboard as well. A nice touch of color. On the floor, an oriental rug in shades of beige and light blue completes the room’s color palette.Continue to 3 of 7 below.
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This living area has been designed with comfort in mind. An oversized sectional makes this the perfect room for family gatherings and watching TV or playing games. Soft cushions in blue and red add to the Americana style of this home. Above the sofa, a whimsical display of framed hand puppet forms. The artistic grid is surely a conversation piece that offers the perfect way to break the ice at any gathering.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
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In this dining nook, traditional furnishings represent the American aesthetic that Cutler worked to achieve in the home’s design. Cherry red Windsor chairs and a matching bench add a pop of color to the dining nook. The color scheme continues on the roman blinds that envelope the room. A mix of red flowers and green leaves, the pretty shades are a lovely way to marry the indoor and outdoor space.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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A MIX OF STYLES
Throughout the interior, Cutler has been able to marry distinct styles in a way that feels almost effortless. His design philosophy of “creating style for life” shines through in each room, as stylish elements have been brought in that truly improve livability in the home. In this sitting room, traditional pieces meet rustic elements to create an interior filled with interesting moments. The tufted settee, upholstered in a floral fabric in pale green, is the statement piece in the room. For storage and display, the settee is flanked by two dark wood etageres. With metal rods at the back, the shelving has rustic, industrial feel to it. It all comes together in the room’s color palette. A pale shades of green and deep, dark woods, complement each other.Continue to 6 of 7 below.
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The dining room is home to some truly beautiful architecture in this home. The design enhances the space, drawing the eye towards the carved fiireplace mantel. Below, picturesque moldings and one stunning credenza at the back of the room continue the old world details. The interior design also brings a sense of scale to the room, where eight can easily fit around the dining table. Wallpaper in a soft pink keeps the room neutral, but also adds a warm blushing tone to the dining area. Floor to ceiling drapes continue the neutral theme, and also accent the height of the room.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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Designing a home in the valley, it’s a must to bring in elements that reflect the natural splendor of the area. In the hallway, a gallery wall of birds, many that are likely local to the area, makes for a nice display. Featuring owls, a raven, and a crane, the framed bird prints are a unique artists touch in this home by the Toluca Lake.