Not Another McMansion II
These days some people consider 1,900 square feet tiny, but decades ago homes of this size were considered quite normal. With a nod to the charms of modestly scaled houses, the August issue of Western Interiors features a style-packed Los Angeles residence designed by Betsy Burnham.
Throughout the house Burnham used bold, vertical strokes to avoid a quaint cottage feel and to make the rooms seem more generous. Note for example the vintage screen in the master bedroom and the punchy apple-green tiles in the bathroom. The really fun, fearless gestures though are in the living and dining rooms, so I won't spoil the surprise for those who don't yet have a copy of the magazine. If you are a Burnham fan and seek inspiration for a not-so-huge house, this a must see.
Photography by Matthew Millman. Thanks Mrs. Blandings for the tip!