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An entertainment veteran’s L.A. ode to captivating style

Sheila Bouttier, who recently opened a by-appointment design gallery in Los Angeles called Galerie Provenance, lives with her family in this modern house inspired by traditional cottages. The 6,500-square-foot, six-bedroom property was designed by Hollywood architect William Hefner. The Bouttiers’ design sensibilities, a combination of polish and warmth anchored in midcentury lines, come together beautifully in this corner office. Four 1950s “Lady” armchairs by Marco Zanuso, upholstered in a steely blue mohair fabric, provide just the right contrast against a black paneled wall, hung with a Benjamin Abramowitz lithograph from 1937. (Ms. Bouttier, Abramowitz’s only grandchild, manages the artist’s estate with her mother). The dark-stained coffee table is from Pinch Design.

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The home’s family room on the ground level features a custom sectional sofa and shearling armchair, paired with an antique wooden horse, and a Charlotte Perriand stool. In the back, behind Paavo Tynell’s “Chinese Hat” floor lamp, is an acrylic-on-wood sculpture by Benjamin Abramowitz from 1970.

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In the living room, a custom sofa and armchair inspired by Jean Royère’s curvaceous shapes of the 1950s help soften the sharp lines of Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic “Easy” chairs. The space also features a brass lamp by Pierre Folie, designed in the 70s, a round elmwood coffee table from the ’70s designed by Pierre Chapo, and a gilded mirror atop a French limestone mantel, both believed to be from the 1800s. The walls were painted in Benjamin Moore’s China White.

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The master suite’s light gray palette extends to the master bathroom, featuring a French vintage chair by Guillerme et Chambron paired with an old brass table mirror. The pulls are from van Cronenburg in Belgium.

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