We check out the views from a hilltop 1920s Spanish home and embrace the rich designs and sounds of one family’s warm and worldly space.
Sitting on the edge of a gentrifying side of East Los Angeles, the Jimenez’s airy two-story family home is a hidden gem. The moment you step inside you’re greeted with beautiful treasures such as ornate tribal masks from Colombia, rare ornaments from Thailand and a collection of musical instruments from Africa and Peru. Cool cream and honey hued walls along with rich wood finishes allow all of their eclectic accents to have a voice. “It’s like art” says Arturo, an artist himself. “Our home is Spanish, modern and a little bit mid-century. You mix everything together and you get great style.”
Michelle and Arturo spent the last seven years traveling, before welcoming their first child. “We recommend a 7-year honeymoon for everybody,” Arturo says jokingly. Their home is something of a travelogue, with souvenirs and mementos from their adventures strewn around the interior. Perfectly juxtaposed with the 1920s Spanish style arched doorways, and high dome ceilings, their home exudes a cultural richness that perfectly reflects the family.
I think our culture brings a lot of richness and we try to express that in our home.
Brimming with natural light, the tranquil space also serves as the perfect setting for Arturo’s own artwork. Entrenched in themes of humanity, his pieces serve as a rich complement to the mid-century decor. Like a work of art, the couple boldly mixes colors, textures and styles to create a carefully balanced design that blends a free-spirited, artisan vibe, with a traditional feeling of home.
Take the Tour
See more of Arturo and Michelle’s hilltop Spanish abode made perfect with their eclectic blend of styles and global accents.
Bring the Look Home
Get inspired by this modern family home filled with Mid-century design and eclectic touches with a well-traveled flair.