Tour Los Angeles Designer Tammy Randall Wooden’s House Within the Santa Monica Mountains

Raised by a second-generation Hollywood stunt man, Tammy Randall Wood of Inside Archaeology fell in love with set design early in life. “I needed to be concerned within the creation of areas as a result of they actually do assist us inform our tales,” says Wooden, who, newly married, went pursued inside design somewhat than movie so she didn’t have to maneuver on location for each new mission. “We manifest the story of our lives,” she says. After twenty years in Connecticut and some spectacular home flips later, Wooden and her husband determined it was time to make the journey again residence to Southern California. And ever up for a problem, their new property was going to require Wooden’s large creativeness, adorning wizardry, and house-flipping experience.


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The property in query? A foreclosed Spanish Colonial within the Santa Monica Mountains proper subsequent door to the mansion featured on The Bachelor that was “an LSD nightmare,” the designer remembers. “They’d painted the flooring black, and each room a unique electrical coloration. However I stated to my husband, ‘Let’s purchase it.’”

The place others noticed an deserted eight-bedroom cash pit, Wooden noticed potential. “I all the time have large visions, and everybody round me shakes their head,” she explains. She acquired proper to work and “refurbished the gardens with stunning olive timber, redid the flooring, and ripped out the kitchen. It was featured on {a magazine} cowl—after which the 2018 Woolsey hearth destroyed most of it 5 months later,” Wooden shares with us.

Ever the optimist, Wooden noticed this as a chance: “We fastened all the pieces we couldn’t get to the primary time round.” Utilizing a impartial coloration scheme and quiet but wealthy supplies like limestone and zellige tile, she sought to “bridge the standard structure with a extra trendy sensibility.” The household follows “a Medical Medium protocol, with meals as therapeutic,” so the kitchen options two islands and intensive closed cabinetry (painted a soothing pure inexperienced) so that every one her smoothie and juice-making devices may be shortly stowed. The swimming pool and sprawling gardens encourage the household to spend so much of time outdoors, one other design for wholesome residing.

water feature in garden

A water function within the rose backyard units a tranquil temper. 

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chicken coop

Camouflaged by roses and olive timber, even the rooster coop evokes calm.  

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For the furnishings and accents, “We created juxtapositions that make sense,” Wooden says: nubby bouclé chairs throughout from a roll-arm couch, easygoing woven Roman shades towards patterned drapes, and refreshing white paint that makes the beams pop. A number of bedrooms have been transformed into visitor suites, embellished to make family members really feel at residence whereas visiting


A glass enclosure and steady flooring tiles guarantee visible circulate within the visitor toilet. 

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bathroom with tub

And an expensive floating tub underneath an arched area of interest guarantees visitors a restful keep.  

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So what’s it actually prefer to dwell subsequent to the Bachelor mansion? “Folks discover out and are lined up on the wall [separating the two properties],” laughs Wooden. “Fortunately, it’s a extremely tall wall.” Preserve studying to get a peek inside the remainder of the house.

Household Room

california modern family rooms

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Easy, cozy, and excellent for cozy gatherings. Couch: Suzanne Kasler. Espresso desk: Shoppe Amber Interiors. Chairs and ottomans: Little Petra, through Inside Archaeology. Fire tile: Zellij Galleries. Shades: Hunter Douglas.

Residing Room

living room with high ceilings

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Wooden was impressed by the thought of a caravansary, “a roadside inn the place vacationers would relaxation and get well, from the day’s journey alongside routes just like the Silk Highway.” Chairs: Wicker Works, with Rose Tarlow cloth. Espresso desk: classic. Tray: Made Goods. Sculpture: Picasso. Pendant: Formations. Tile: Walker Zanger.

Eating Room

dining room

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A patterned Zimmer + Rohde curtain cloth performs into the extra formal facet of the Spanish Colonial. Ceiling accent: vintage panel. Roman shades: Hunter Douglas. Pendants: Currey & Company. Desk: customized, Inside Archeology. Chairs: Noble Souls.


kitchen with open cabinets

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tammy randall wood designed kitchen photographed by tessa neustadt

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Wooden designed the area as a cross between English scullery and a hacienda. Paint: Winter White, Benjamin Moore (partitions and ceiling) and customized, Inside Archaeology (cabinetry). Ovens: Wolf. Counters: terrazzo (left) and marble (proper), Walker Zanger.

Bed room

bedroom with rafters

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walk in closet

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Virtually all the pieces within the walk-in closet off the principle bed room is tucked behind closed storage for a chilled, clutter-free environment. The inexperienced accents within the bed room discuss with nature. Mattress body: Hickory Chair. Bedding: Raoul Textiles through Shoppe Amber Interiors. Sconce: classic. Bench: Inside Archaeology. Rug: vintage.

Laundry Room

laundry room with sink

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On a regular basis duties happen towards a chic, serene backdrop. Wall tiles: Zellij Gallery. Backsplash and countertop: soapstone, Walker Zanger. Sink and tap: Rohl. Equipment: designer’s personal assortment. {Hardware}: through Inside Archaeology.


outdoor dining area in the courtyard

Tile patios and paths lengthen the livable sq. footage.

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A trickling fountain and outside fire set the scene. Eating desk customized, and chairs: through, Inside Archaeology. Gentle fixture: customized, Dana Creath Designs. Flooring tiles: Tabarka Studio.

Pool Patio

pool patio with table and chairs

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“Views of the Santa Monica Mountains dominate the horizon,” designer Tammy Randall Wooden says of her household’s yard vista. Tables: Formations. Chair: Four Hands. Tile: Saltillo from Mexico. Pillows and throws: Shoppe Amber Interiors.

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