From Margaret Everton on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles
Who says whimsy has to be for kids? Incorporating details into a space with tongue firmly planted in cheek can surprise and delightand the balance between caprice and sophistication is gloriously possible. And thats just what Jeff Eyser and Joe Kuntz have created in their 1,100 square foot Los Angeles home.
The classic duplex has been restored and, mainly, infused with a sense of humor. A set and prop stylist in Hollywood, Jeff and Joseph, manager of post operations for 51 Minds, have merged their tastes and personalities into a truly unique dwelling.
As with most successfully-executed grown-up whimsy, the house is set up meticulously, allowing a small proportion of humor to showcase in various spots throughout the house.
From details like this unexpected condiments holder, to the phone booth in the corner of the living room, which is given certain warmth with the faux grass rug, the entire house exudes an energy that just refuses to grow up and get too serious.
Yet the house has retained a refinement born of careful editing and a clear aesthetic vision. And, as the two say they find inspiration everywhere, its no wonder that this space is in a wonderful world of its own.