Legend tells Architectural Digest, “Our style is chic and tailored but also earthy and casual. Since this is our first home in Los Angeles, we wanted it to feel right not only for us but also for this city.”
Don Stewart, of the L.A. firm Desiderata Design, transformed their indoor-outdoor midcentury palace into their very own Thai temple. All that stands between the couple and the paparazzi is a bronze entry gate etched with an Asian village scene.
“Our style is chic and tailored but also earthy and casual,” Legend says. “Since this is our first home in Los Angeles, we wanted it to feel right not only for us but also for this city.”
The bed in the master suite is by B&B Italia; the linens and throw are by Anichini. The artwork includes a freestanding painting by R. Nelson Parrish and a framed Sri Lankan panel from Charles Jacobsen; the figurine is a retrofitted lamp by Stewart, and the sea-grass wall covering is by Phillip Jeffries.
Basalt counters and floor tiles complement rift-cut teak cabinetry in the kitchen, which features a trio of stools by Emmerson Troop, a ProLine hood, and Thermador cook top and ovens; the dining table was designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Emmembili, Blackman Cruz chairs, and Alison Berger for Plug Inc. pendant lights.
In the living area, the B&B Italia sectional sofa is paired with a vintage Osvaldo Borsani lounge chair, at left, and a silk shag carpet by Carini Lang from Woven Accents. An Alison Berger light fixture from Plug Inc. hangs above the Yamaha piano, a Samsung television, and the dog sculpture is from Craig Olsen.
Terrace is outfitted with a Rodolfo Dordoni sofa, low chairs by Blackman Cruz, and a James Perse daybed with cushions and pillows covered in Sunbrella fabrics. Terrace armchairs: Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia