Step inside this inviting French eclectic house in Los Angeles


This French eclectic house was reimagined by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, located between the neighborhoods of Larchmont Village and Windsor Square in Los Angeles, California. Originally constructed in 1924, the historic preservation society defines this house as French Eclectic – a common style following WWI.

Soldiers returning home were inspired to build Normandy-style houses with steeply pitched roofs, casement windows, French doors, and a combination of timber and stucco surfaces. On the interior, these houses often took on a Tudor or Spanish influence – sometimes a mixture of both.


The designers were tasked to remodel the kitchen and baths, create a guest suite on the ground floor, refresh the house throughout, and then furnish it comfortably for a casual family of three.


For all of the permanent features, they took our cues from the existing architecture and then layered on an eclectic mix of furnishings well-suited to the homeowner’s lifestyles and reflective of their travels and interests.


Above: The dining table and chairs were sourced from the Lief Gallery. The light fixture above the table is from Nickey Kehoe. The doors and cabinets are painted in Black Fox SW 7020 – Sherwin-Williams.


What We Love: This gorgeous French eclectic home is loaded with warmth and texture throughout. We are loving how the designer preserved original details in the home to keep the charm and character. A mix of new and vintage pieces helps to create a lovely atmosphere that is warm and welcoming. We love every detail in this home, the designer did a fantastic job of thoughtfully curating every space.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on the design of this home? Would you change any of the details if this were your own home? Let us know in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of California: Tour a Southern California home that’s a showcase of transitional elegance and Midcentury ranch home in Mandeville Canyon gets beautifully refreshed.





Above: A small perch on the upper level is used by the singer-songwriter homeowner. Located right outside of their bedroom, they can hop out of bed when inspiration strikes.


Above: This dreamy bedroom is filled with so much warmth and texture. The bed is from Earl Home, the Dansk Bed.


Above: There are plenty of cozy spots to sit in this serene bedroom. 



Above: A guest bedroom with the most gorgeous vintage armoire… or perhaps the wardrobe that leads straight to Narnia!


Above: The guest suite is tucked away at the back of the house, a quiet little spot to escape to. New doors (such as this one) were built to match the old ones.



Above: This cozy, laid-back bedroom was designed for a skateboarding, and surfing California kid. The chair and ottoman were sourced from Los Angeles-based Lief Gallery.




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9 months ago

so beautiful

Stacey Purcell
1 year ago

I love this house! It’s gorgeous and inviting without being too “precious”. Thanks for sharing this home.

1 year ago

What a beautiful cozy, warm and inviting home. Thank you for sending these beautiful pictures, onekindesign and also a big thank you to the homeowners.