The Designers Behind The Interiors Of The Wattles Mansion

Above living room in the Wattles Mansion designed by Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design.

For the second annual Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase, REITZHAUS has teamed up with acclaimed interior designers for this year’s Historic Hollywood and the New Classics. Meet the six designers we’ve partnered with and get the exclusive pieces they’re consigning from the mansion!

David Dalton

Global design talent David Dalton established his award-winning Los Angeles-based design firm in 1987 and has been creating stylish interiors, custom furnishing, and decorative products ever since. Dalton, who studied set design and film at UCLA and Art Center College of Design, taps this background to create dramatic spaces for a client list including Olympic athletes and world-class film and recording artists.

Tell us about your creative process.
I always start with a “point of reference” or “concept” for design. That way, all the small decisions that have to be made during the design process can fall in line with the larger picture or concept.

David designed the entry vestibule at the Wattles Mansion Showcase.

 

Share a little bit about the pieces you’re consigning with Viyet, e.g., do you have any unique back stories, in what kind of space do you hope they end up, etc.?
The photographic portrait of “San Felipe” by Judith Ann Warren has a painterly quality and begs to be displayed in a more modern space, so that it can serve as a counterpoint to a more spare environment.

The velvet sofa has great impact in a more traditional environment, so that it can offset an eclectic mix of furnishings in a room and make it more interesting.

Buy them now:

Judith Ann Warren “San Felipe”

Vintage Atomic Velvet Sofa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design

Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design is an award-winning interior design firm based in Los Angeles. They specialize in creating luxurious interiors — combining Hollywood opulence and sleek modernity for a discerning clientèle.

Tell us about your creative process.
It’s a never-ending process and takes on many forms. A piece of art or a pair of shoes may inspire a whole room. As a duo, we are always challenging each other and building on each other’s ideas.

Woodson & Rummerfield designed the living room at the Wattles Mansion Showcase.

Items available for purchase:  

Antique Italian 1920s Majolica Poodle

Antique Empire Giltwood And Marble Snake Table

Antique French Six-Arm Painted Wood Chandelier

Traditional Starburst Giltwood Framed Retablo Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Dragonette

Patrick Dragonette established his eponymous showroom in Los Angeles in 1997, after an earlier foray onto the stage. “I attended theater school in New York and thought I’d be an actor,” says Dragonette, “but I have always been drawn to antiques and design.”

Tell us about your creative process. 
When I am working on a project, I usually find a jumping-off point of inspiration. It can be any number of things; for this show house dining room, things started with an amazing steel and brass dining table. Things started to fall into place after that. There is a rhythm that you establish. A balance once you have a starting point.

Patrick designed the dining room at the Wattles Mansion Showcase.

Share a little bit about the pieces you’re consigning on Viyet, e.g., do any have unique back stories, in what kind of space do you hope they end up, etc.?
The decorated ostrich eggs on stands are something I purchased a couple of years ago. They have been waiting to make their appearance and this was the perfect opportunity. As long as whomever enjoys them, then I am happy.

Buy them now:

Dragonette Vintage Jeweled Ostrich Egg

Dragonette Vintage Jeweled Ostrich Egg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Saghian

As one of today’s most compelling up-and-coming designers, Ryan exemplifies a true passion and love for the industry. His work is a true representation of not only himself, but his clients as well. With a vast knowledge of architecture, interiors, and furniture history, as well as a strong awareness of color, scale, and proportion, Ryan masters the science behind designing a space.

Tell us about your creative process.
I have to take a few hours to just create. I open magazines, surf the web, look at my iPhone photos that I take of everything and anything I love, and I just go for it!

Ryan designed the east guest room at the Wattles Mansion Showcase.

Share a little bit about the pieces you’re consigning on Viyet, e.g., do any have unique back stories, in what kind of space do you hope they end up, etc.?
My favorite piece in the room that’s for sale is the rug. It looks like art and it’s the perfect anchor in the room.

Buy them now:

J. Alexander Geode Tray

Caravan Ecstasy Hand-Knotted Rug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Reitz

Victoria Reitz Interior Design is based in Toluca Lake, CA. Victoria has served as designer to clients in the entertainment industry, as well as Silicon Valley. With her unique style and her ability to design in any size space, Victoria has been featured in publications such as California Homes, Angeleno Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Associated Press, LE Cite (Paris), Valley Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Style Network, opendoor.com and many other articles.

Tell us about your creative process. 
First and foremost, it’s about the client. Talking to them, looking at their possessions, and deciding on color schemes gives me a jumping-off point. Then it’s all about what comes naturally to designers. Imagining the space in a new light, sourcing product, and being able to foresee a finished idea.

Victoria designed the dressing room at the Wattles Mansion Showcase.

Share a little bit about the pieces you’re consigning on Viyet, e.g., do any have unique back stories, in what kind of space do you hope they end up, etc.?
First, I hope the pieces end up in a space of someone who loves good design, loves details, and shops for pieces one keeps for decades, not the easy turnover of style every five years.

All the pieces are special to me. I love to source product, and to think that each piece is picked for their individual style.

Buy them now:

Jeannot Furniture Custom Gold-Leaf Desk

Vintage Gold Bar Horn Tile Decorative Box

Custom Orfeo Quagliata Glass Bowl

Antique French Empire Brass Wall Sconces

 

For over 15 years, Leslie has remained committed to sound design principles and skilled workmanship, acting on the belief that the smaller studio can be involved in the entire process, and therefore put forth great work, work that has timelessness and longevity.

Tell us about your creative process.
Once inspiration hits, I sketch and paint. Then I turn those sketches into scaled architectural drawings. That’s true for a space or for furniture. I’ll look through what I call the bible, an old binder filled with sheets and sheets of beloved photos. This, plus constant communication with the client leads me down a path that evolves as we move through the process. I’m a planner, but one of my biggest strengths is my ability to feel a space and improvise based on what’s available. I do like to leave a certain amount to chance, as spaces that are too formulaic bore me. I also rarely use the computer to draw.

Leslie designed the front patio.

Share a little bit about the pieces you’re consigning on Viyet, e.g., do any have unique back stories, in what kind of space do you hope they end up, etc.?
I love the framed wallpaper panel. It came from a friend of a friend, and was rumored to be purchased at the estate sale of a well-known designer. The panel was part of a full-room scene. It found its way to my studio through a series of happy circumstances, and I feel there’s lovely energy within it. I placed it in the red frame to enhance the red of the little bird and the cherry blossoms. I hope it goes to someone who will enjoy getting lost in the scene the way I have. The detail is lovely.

Buy them now: 

Ferro Iron And Glass Hanging Lanterns

Italian 1940s Side Chairs

Shapiro Joyal Studio Hand-Painted Panel

McGuire Furniture Company Iron Base Coffee Table

 

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