4.01.2011

Feature Friday: Inside the Home of Vidal Sassoon

In the April 2011 Issue of Architectural Digest, Vidal Sassoon and his wife open the doors to their Los Angeles home. The doors didn't need much opening due to the glass and steel architecture which already allows for sneak peaks. After years of poor upkeep, the Sassoon's gave the Richard Neutra mid-century designed home a bit of a face lift. The home whispers inspiration of the ever recognizable Vidal Sassoon  haircuts and his personal style.  




Vidal explains in the AD article, “My whole work, beginning in the late 1950s, came from the Bauhaus.
It was all about studying the bone structure of the face, to bring out the character. I hated the prettiness that was in fashion at that time." Vidal's daring take on hair styling is surprisingly comparable to mid-century architecture. The use of glass and steel was revolutionary just as Vidal's drastic movement to streamline hairdos and create dramatic lines and shapes with hair.

Eero Saarinen's Tulip Table and Chairs serves as the Sassoon's kitchen table. While many of the original furnishings had to be replaced, the couple did their best to restore what they could and select appropriately designed new pieces for the home.

This courtyard is one of my favorites. It's the perfect place to sit and read a bit or just have some relaxation time. The glass corridor is amazing - imagine living in an indoor-practically outdoor space like that?!

This corridor serves as a gallery for the Sassoon's art collection... there are even beautiful wood benches for guests to sit and reflect. I hope one day I have an art gallery in my hallway!

Despite the openness of the home, the living room is cozy with warm carmel-y neutrals, wood and stone. Check out that view of the city!

The platform bed is original to the home and plushed up in glamour with a fur throw (which practically camouflages their cute little pup).

Vidal's wife designed their terrazzo covered master bath. While I love the shape, I am not too fond of the terrazzo (when it comes to baths, I am a marble girl). However, I love the glass doors that open to bamboo gardens - very spa like and oh so relaxing!






Hair Styles: Adriana Sassoon
Home Images:April 2011 Issue of Architectural Digest

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