Peter Dunham in House Beautiful

House Beautiful magazine comes out with one issue every year dedicated to small spaces. It is always our favorite issue. This year is no exception and one of the most unique homes featured is that of interior designer Peter Dunham. Dunham’s look is a mash-up of styles influenced from a lifetime of traveling the world. The textile used on the window treatments (part of Dunham’s fabric collection) was inspired by a Persian fabric he found in Paris. 550 square feet, Dunham’s Los Angeles apartment takes advantage of every nook and cranny as well as every opportunity to showcase the designer’s drool-worthy global style. 01-hbx-custom-vintage-ottoman-0814-xlnThis room is all about layering, one textile and color on top of another. A look that is deceivingly difficult to obtain. Dunham custom mixed the wall color using a white with 10 percent Barn Red from SafePaint. 03-hbx-pillow-fitted-window-seat-0814-de-xlnA close up of Dunham’s Isfahan fabric of the roman shades. 04-hbx-isfahan-fabric-peter-dunham-0814-de-xln*Small Space Tip: Pretty much everyone wants a TV somewhere in their home, but it becomes trickier to conceal in a small space. Below, Dunham cleverly hangs the TV on the wall next to the entry door so that it’s not the first thing you see when you walk in the door.  If you don’t have a cabinet to hide your TV, strategic placement can work just as well. 06-hbx-1960s-danish-credenza-0814-de-xlnA custom ottoman covered in a vintage cowhide serves as extra seating, a place to kick up your feet, and table to eat a casual dinner. 02-hbx-cowhide-coffee-table-0814-de-xln*Small Space Tip: A shelf at the top of the wall adds storage space and makes the ceilings appear taller–key in a small space! 05-hbx-ross-bleckner-watercolor-0814-de-xln The kitchen is simple and unfussy, with open shelves and painted in Benjamin Moore’s Mountain Peak White. 07-hbx-heath-ceramics-dishes-0814-de-xln

08-hbx-small-kitchen-pantry-0814-de-xlnThe bedroom is swathed in Dunham’s Bukhara from his fabric line. It’s dramatic but that’s what can be so great about small rooms–they can take it. 09-hbx-bukhara-peter-dunham-0814-de-xlnHis Bukhara fabric was based on an old Turkish design. 10-hbx-indigo-bukhara-pattern-0814-de-xlnThe courtyard garden where Dunham often entertains. 12-hbx-danish-rocker-chair-0814-de-xlnLove Dunham’s look? We’ve selected a few “get the look” items to help achieve this mix-master’s highly curated aesthetic. Luckily, many of Peter Dunham’s pillows are available to purchase online through his store in LA! get the look 2


Have you had a chance to pick up House Beautiful’s latest small spaces issue? Which home was your favorite?

  • Maria

    This space is truly inspiring! So much squeezed into a small space but it feels spacious not cramped. And so beautifully global chic.

  • Crystal Hadley

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