Bold glamour, inviting warmth and personality-packed details flourish in a chic West Hollywood townhouse by House of Honey.
On the roof deck, a sofa and side table by Dedon mingle with a Toogood side chair, a coffee table from Bend Goods and plants from Rolling Greens placed in DWR planters. Floor tiles from Cement Tile Shop and a rug from Decorative Carpets by Stark ground the eclectic and airy space.
When House of Honey principal Tamara Kaye-Honey met with her client—a young creative with roots in her family’s global beauty brand—to discuss renovating her three-story townhome in West Hollywood, the project started as primarily decorative. “But as we got to know and trust each other, [it] evolved to include reworking the entire rooftop with a deck design and a complete remodel of the kitchen,” says Kaye-Honey.
“She asked us to transform this three-level space into a bespoke crafted haven of inspiration and community while merging form and function for an environment that could seamlessly transition from gentle morning sunrises to creative roundtable discussions to impromptu soirees.”
Shapely furniture— Stahl Band lounge chairs, a Cuff Home coffee table and ottoman, and a Jayson Home side table—atop a graphic rug from Pieces draw the eye into the chic living room. Artist Austin England created the neon piece above the fireplace, and the scalloped leather tiles lining the fireplace are by Avo Avo.
After establishing the scope of the project—a complete kitchen remodel, a rooftop renovation, and full furnishings, art and accessories throughout—Kaye-Honey and her team got to work on figuring out the vibe. “Our client travels frequently and wanted to return home to a space that felt like a sanctuary,” she explains. “She wanted to enter a space that was feminine, elegant, contemporary and comfortable, with cozy spots to curl up into and unwind, and lots of room to entertain.” The client brought just two items from her former home— original photographs by artist Horst P. Horst, a gift from her grandfather—which gave Kaye-Honey and her team a blank canvas to work with. “Our goal was to enliven the house with her chic and polished point of view,” shares Kaye-Honey, who, after considering her client’s needs, created an open floor plan to maximize flow throughout. Old Hollywood opulence and glamour—combined with pieces by up-and-coming L.A. artists and designers—inspired the design. “We used modern silhouettes to bring the design into this era and were immensely inspired by our client as muse,” adds Kaye-Honey. “Her edgy sense of humor, chic sense of style, her attention to detail, [and] her relaxed vibe mixed with her polished New York City upbringing were all factors that contributed and defined the final design.”
Gucci’s Heron print wallpaper in pink—adorned with Jason Koharik’s Geo glass cubic sconces—lines a cozy nook in the upstairs hallway.
One of Kaye-Honey’s favorite spots in the home—the kitchen— was not supposed to be a part of the project, but a hidden leak prompted action. “The muted pinks and greens of the Dolce Vita stone is the hero material here,” she says. “We added burnished brass fixtures for just the right dose of sheen on the hood, the toe kick and as a ribbon running under the island countertop.” Coated in a creamy vanilla color on the exterior, the cabinetry’s interiors were painted in a vivid coral shade, something Kaye-Honey describes as a “sweet surprise.” And maybe best of all is the one-of-a-kind marble mismatched cabinet hardware, made from remnants of the roof deck’s custom fireplace.
Warm tones and glamorous details define the kitchen, where Dolce Vita quartzite from GEM International sets the stage. Bride’s Veil counter stools from Twentieth upholstered in wool boucle from Thomas Lavin, hardware and lighting by Jason Koharik, and Waterworks’ Henry plumbing fixtures add the perfect finishing touches.
Set just inside the front door, the living room bursts with elegance and creative edge. “We wanted to set the tone here with the feminine and sexy neon artwork, the scalloped leather tiles and the intimate seating in front of the fireplace,” says Kaye-Honey, who incorporated a custom neon art piece based on a line drawing by Zoe Pawlakes. The dining room—used more for game night than formal dinner parties—stands out with a pendant light in bottle green glass by Trueling and a glass race track table by Pieces. Also of note is the primary bedroom, where Kaye-Honey installed “soft, touchable fabrics and bedding, painted silk artwork by AOTH above the bed, and gauzy sheers behind [the] rose-colored drapery.”
The staircase features a chandelier by Trueing and artwork by Horst P. Horst.
“Overall, the project was pretty dreamy,” says Kaye-Honey. “There was a big pause during COVID, and we had many opportunities to pivot in response to materials sourcing issues. We are immensely grateful to the network of artisans and makers and their flexibility and dedication to our partnerships, which allowed us to deliver this dreamy space without a hitch.”
Cuff Home chairs surround a dining table by Pieces in the dining room, where a Trueing pendant light hangs overhead. The credenza is by CAM Design Co., and the framed photograph, sourced from Tappan Collective, is by The Heidies.
“This space is invigorating and inviting, playful and blithe,” says Kaye-Honey of the project, which took about nine months to complete. “Each piece has a story to tell and a powerful relationship behind it. Visiting now feels like seeing old friends. The shapes, colors and textures—everything works so well together.” The homeowner agrees. “The reveal was the best part,” Kaye-Honey shares. “We brought rosé and toasted to commemorate the joy of our collaboration with the owner. This project was a labor of love, and we were absolutely thrilled she loved her new home. It was truly an honor and a delight to be part of such a beautiful design experience.”
The primary bedroom houses an RH bed topped with a cozy Homelosophy throw, a Lawson-Fenning nightstand, a bedside lamp by Eny Lee Parker and a fabric print by multidisciplinary artist AOTH sourced from Tappan Collective. An Eny Lee Parker stool and an area rug from Decorative Carpets by Stark add warmth and texture.
House of Honey
Living room custom leather tiles
CAM DESIGN CO.
Dining room credenza
Living room coffee table & ottoman, dining room chairs
Roofdeck sofa and side table
ENY LEE PARKER
Primary bedroom bedside lamp
Hallway seating area wallpaper
Lighting throughout, custom kitchen hardware
Living room rug, dining table
STAHL + BAND
Living room lounge chairs
Kitchen counter stools