ISSUE 37  |  Style on a Budget

Outbuilding of the Week: A Study in Black by LA Designer Alexandra Angle

September 19, 2014 10:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Los Angeles-based designer Alexandra Angle worked in event design and wrote an entertaining guide with her husband, Eliot, called Cocktail Parties with a Twist, before setting up her interior design practice. For this Los Feliz guesthouse, she combined midcentury Scandinavian pieces with a Southern California palette. To see more of the firm’s work, go to Alexandra Angle Interior Design.

Photography via Alexandra Angle.

Above: The cottage’s bedroom opens directly to the lush green lawn; a Hans Wegner PP24 Rocking Chair made of solid ash with plaited halyard props open one of the doors.

Above: The porcelain sconces are Hector Medium Wall Lights; $210 apiece from Horne.

Above: The cottage is tucked into a corner of the yard.

Above: A path leads to the outdoor bath.

Above: A galvanized metal trough serves as a plein-air tub.

Above: A tiny outdoor dining table for two.

Above: Next to the dining area is a hammock.

Above: The tiny kitchen features dashes of red. Note the red bulb in the Moooi Cluster lamp ($361 from Ylighting) above the range.

Above: A high-backed Windsor bench is painted an unexpected shade of pale blue.

Above: For another outdoor bath designed by Alexandra Angle, see Bathing en Plein Air: 29 Outdoor Summer Showers on Remodelista.

for more ideas about how to use black as a garden accents, see A Glamorous Black and White Cottage Garden.