Before it was Hollywood and Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Hills neighbourhood or “90210” as it’s famously called, was one of many Spanish ranches in the Californian region. Come the early 20th century and the “Golden Age” of American film and television, the area entered an architectural awakening of sorts, now referred to as the Spanish Colonial Revival. Actors, producers and directors alike were putting up homes in the hills with terracotta tile roofs, white stucco walls, soft arches and carved wooden doors.
Interior designers of the 21st century are constantly finding ways to reform these Spanish Colonial homes without poking holes in history. Los Angeles-based practice KES Studio joins the ranks of these interior designers, rewriting a home in Beverly Hills owned by a high-profile businesswoman. Together they share a keen eye for elegant details and sanctuary-like spaces, endorsing a home that is both sensibly crafted and deeply personal.