"TYLER ELLIS'S CHIC HOME BRINGS EUROPEAN STYLE TO LOS ANGELES..." - AD

A Gio Ponti pendant light hangs above a Waterworks tub and a Pierre Jeanneret folding chair in Ellis’s bathroom.

The bedroom is outfitted with a Romeo Sozzi bed by Promemoria, a Joseph-André Motte chair, a Max Ingrand lamp, and a custom carpet inspired by a Francis Picabia watercolor.

“It felt like a little piece of Europe that landed in the center of L.A. We loved the traditional architecture and wanted to keep it serious and sophisticated, but on the inside we wanted to give it a more youthful character..." - Tyler Ellis

Handbag designer Tyler Ellis is the daughter of American fashion icon Perry Ellis and television writer and producer Barbara Gallagher, and much like her late father, she has a taste for what might best be described as modern classics—a deftly calibrated mix of simple, timeless lines and contemporary panache. The style applies not only to her own luxury creations—a staple of Hollywood’s endless red-carpet parade—but also to the chic, breezy Brentwood home she shares 
with her husband, investor Benjamin Shriner. Seduced by the property’s French-inflected, classical-meets-Deco architecture and its abundant Italian cypresses, the two purchased the house five years ago and called upon its original architect, William Hefner, and Ellis’s longtime interior designers, the Los Angeles–based AD100 firm The Archers, to reinvent the place to reflect the young couple’s taste and spirit.

On the lanai off the living room, William Haines seating is joined by a custom double-sided sofa and teak-framed cocktail tables designed by The Archers.

Tyler Ellis’s dressing room has a Verner Panton chandelier, a Warren Platner stool, and cashmere carpet by Stark.

Crowned by a Mario Botta hanging light for Artemide, the main bedroom is outfitted with a Maarten Baas fauteuil, a Joseph-André Motte side chair, an Alberto Giacometti floor lamp, and a custom rug loosely based on a Francis Picabia watercolor.

The entry hall features a Paola Pivi polar bear sculpture, a Romeo Rega console table, an André Dubreuil chair, and a Richard Avedon portrait of Perry Ellis.

The library ensemble includes a Gerrit Rietveld sofa by Cassina, an Yves Klein table, a Marie Suri fire screen, a Piero Fornasetti cabinet, and a custom Tai Ping carpet by The Archers. The painting is by Karl Benjamin.

A custom Frederik Molenschot bronze chandelier commands the dining room. Sé chairs surround an oak-and-granite table by The Archers, and the niche is lined with black-and-gray mirror inspired by a 1979 Ettore Sottsass vase.

A Paola Pivi sculpture hangs above an André Arbus sofa covered in Jim Thompson silk, a Rooms Studio table, and a vintage Paule Leleu runner from Doris Leslie Blau.

In the living room, sofas by Francesco Binfaré and Vladimir Kagan and a Campana Brothers cocktail table rest on a Khorassan carpet from Mansour. The wall sculpture above the fireplace is by Daniel Arsham.

William Haines seating upholstered in Janus et Cie Fabric is arrayed on a bluestone terrace.

The kitchen has a Piet Hein Eek table, Richard Neutra chairs by VS America, and Waterworks fittings.

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