Style Icon – Studio William Hefner


14th October 2014

If you visit the website of Los Angeles-based architectural firm, Studio William Hefner, you’ll notice that they showcase their stunning design projects as either ‘Traditional’ or ‘Contemporary’. But for me it’s the way they mix both of these styles that makes their work so exciting.

Take this dining space in William Hefner’s own home in Hancock Park which is a huge favourite on Pinterest for more than obvious reasons.

US architect William Hefner's stunning dining space in his own home featuring floor to ceiling steel windows (Illustration by Louise Keane of Amalfi White Living in pen and ink with watercolour)

The huge floor to ceiling picture window with sleek, steel framing opening onto the terrace makes a modern statement alongside dining furniture which has elegant, traditional lines. The rest of this amazing home continues the theme of mixing modern and contemporary with traditional and elegant to great effect with carefully chosen lighting and artwork. And as you’d expect in an architect’s home, the attention to detail is exquisite both inside and out.

Studio William Hefner undertakes entire projects melding architecture, interior design and landscaping to create some of the most beautiful homes you can possibly imagine. Feast your eyes on the rest of their impressive portfolio here.

PS If you’re inspired by William Hefner’s statement steel window, do check out this Pinterest board where I’ve been collecting the best steel window and door designs I have found.