Spanish-Style Hollywood Hills Home

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Full-time mom and part-time actress, Katie Tarses, lives in this jaw-dropping 1931 Spanish-style house in the Hollywood Hills with her husband Matt, a TV writer and producer, and their three kids.  Her eclectic style features mid-century touches and free-spirited boho chic elements, all the while remaining resolutely family-friendly.  “My home is colorful and casual—nothing’s ever too formal or precious,” says Tarses.

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From the staircase covered in gorgeous Spanish tiles, the well lit solarium filled with bohemian accents, patterned rugs, sheepskin throws, a hacienda-style wood ceiling, a great barware collection, to the lush potted plants, this home is carefree, colorful, and warm.

Of her home aesthetic:  “I’m constantly moving things around to make my space seem fresh,” says Tarses. “I might stack books on my coffee table to give an item some extra height, then I’ll move them to my mantel and set candles and a plant in their place.”

“I collect items I love—with bright colors and interesting stories—and rarely get rid of anything because there’s nothing better than that eclectic, layered mix that develops over time.”

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I’m particularly smitten with the kids’ rooms.  A reclaimed wood couch pairs perfectly with a Benjamin Moore chalkboard painted wall, throw pillows covered in mood fabric, and a formerly silver Ikea bunk bed painted tomato red to match, for the boys room.  Baby girl’s room is painted with bright pink walls, a teepee, a pink chair that Tarses has rocked each of her kids asleep in (and re-upholstered for each child), while a jute carpet warms up the large space.

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Ready to move in?

Katie Tarses bohemian design Spanish-Style Hollywood Hills Home

Via One Kings Lane // Photography: Nicole LaMotte

 


Lexi

8 comments


  1. I’m in love! I could definately go for a Spanish style home any day. What I love most is the colors and patterns used here. The rug mash up is killer!

    • Lexi

      That was my favorite feature too – so creative — though I’d be happy with even just one of those beautiful rugs!

  2. ashley

    what a stunning home! thanks for sharing!

  3. Mandy

    What a gorgeous home!!! Love when homes actually look like someone lives in them rather than a model home. The chalkboard wall is to die for!

    xo
    Mandy
    Saguaros & Stilettos

  4. I adore this style of home where it looks chic but extremely comfortable and livable. It’s not over the top, especially with having children. The kid’s room is so realistic…and I love how they have chalkboard paint on the walls. That’s something that can be cleaned when kids love to draw on the wall (which I used to do when I was a kid too!). teehee, I think I’m rambling now…

    xo,
    nancy

    • Lexi

      I promise you it’s not rambling – this house is amazing, down to every last detail!

  5. Morgan

    What is the name of the paint (color and brand) on your kitchen cabinets? I love that green!

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