In a city like Los Angeles, where drama is a prized commodity, it’s only natural that such flair infuses the local design flavor. The dwellings within the famous 90210 zip code are no exception, including the Mediterranean-style abode of Hedi Gores, co-owner of the cultish purveyor of chic liquid cleanses, Pressed Juicery. The home’s old-world architecture presented a fitting backdrop for such expressive style, but it also met with Gores’ desire to create a cozy nest in Beverly Hills for her small family. “I knew that watching my son grow up here would mean everything to me, so I didn’t want any part of the house to be off limits to him,” says Gores. Luckily her designer, Estee Stanley—a celebrity stylist who creates equally fashionable residences through her interior design firm—isn’t a fan of can’t-touch-this décor.
Designer Estee Stanley gave the Beverly Hills house of Hedi Gores an eclectic yet inviting feel. An Oushak rug from Lawrence of La Brea anchors the living room’s chesterfield sofa and wing chairs—all from Brenda Antin.
Sculpted hedges and a water feature in the entry courtyard set a formal tone, while stone frog statues from Inner Gardens lend a whimsical touch. A teak gate offers a warm counterpoint to the concrete pavers.
A slate-topped Belgian console table from Lucca Antiques sets the stage for an eclectic moment in the living room. Centuries-old Asian vases stand beneath the table, while artwork by Peter Beard rests on top. The metal stool is from Mecox Gardens.
A vintage light fixture illuminates the black walls of the study, where a pool table stands atop an Oushak rug.
A kilim-covered French antique daybed from Brenda Antin is grouped with an onyx-topped side table from Blackman Cruz.
In the family room, artwork is displayed casually with framed photos layered on the floor and a work by Gregory Colbert hung above. The rosewood table with intricate shell inlay is from Charles Jacobsen.
Stanley chose vintage wooden lawn chairs from American Rag’s Maison Midi and sculptural cane stools from Emmerson Troop to give the fresh white kitchen a rustic lean. A backsplash of blue and white tiles from Country Floors lends a colorful touch.
To offset the traditional Mediterranean tile on the wall—a nod to the architecture of the home—Stanley dressed the outdoor furniture from Summit in black-and-white striped fabric for a classic Hollywood look.
Stanley furnished a terrace off the living room with pieces from Summit and a selection of sculptural baskets to hold clean towels. Additional towels can be hung from the hooks lining the wall.
At the entrance to the master bedroom, the delicate lines and bold color of a velvet slipper chair complement the carved geometric details of a highboy purchased from Mecox Gardens. An ornate lantern illuminates the space.
In a guest bedroom, Stanley designed an upholstered bed and dressed it with linens from Matteo. A pair of lamps from Blackman Cruz creates an appropriate counterpoint to the intricate lines of the inlaid matching chests.