Coastal Style

Calming and Contemporary in Los Angeles

For interior designer Linda Hayslett along with her husband, Mark Sadi, decorating their new-build condo in Los Angeles provided a clean slate of possibilities. Hayslett’s history in fashion magazines aided as they painted accent walls, installed window treatments and added budget-friendly fixtures. “I’d like to use a star stylist, so I see my home as my own star that I get to style whichever way I wish to,” she says.

at a Glance
Who lives here: Linda Hayslett, new-home builder Mark Sadi and their 2 dogs
Location: Los Angeles
Size: 1,900 square feet; 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms

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The spacious floor plan allowed Hayslett to create several romantic zones, such as this cozy TV area and the two dining areas in the background.

High ceilings created a lot of wall space, so the layout had to strike a balance between blank walls and an area which, ” she says, “has plenty going on.”

Coffee table: Chloe, Pottery Barn

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Hayslett went with tender greens, greens and grays to make the room feel calming and homey. The TV is flanked by two style étagères out of Ballard Designs with distressed timber shelves.

Armchairs: Stanley, Pampa

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Andrew Martin pillows along with a Nate Berkus to get HSN chevron dhurrie rug signify Hayslett’s devotion to a updated traditional aesthetic. “You want to love your big purchases, such as the couch, dining table and bed. They should last for more than four decades. Once you discover an item which may be dressed up or down and you love it, get it,” Hayslett says.

She cites Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler and Thomas O’Brien, among others, as performers who have affected her.

Sofa: H.D. Buttercup; side table: Crate & Barrel

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The dining table was among the homeowner’s earliest purchases. She found it at Ethan Allen and paired it with side chairs upholstered in cerulean velvet and tufted high-back seats from H.D. Buttercup. The staircase behind contributes into bedrooms and the master suite.

“The dining table wasn’t available, but I attempted to spare on other items to put money toward a huge buy,” she says. “I love that table so much. I always needed a excellent dining table so that I could entertain in style.”

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The large framed nautilus photographs were left from a model-home staging. Hayslett has a pub cart in your mind for her next dining area buy.

Ceiling-height camel linen curtains from Pottery Barn add play and draw the eye upward. Silver-toned curtain rods with glass orb finials from Restoration Hardware finish it all off to get a tailored, customized appearance.

Round mirror: JCPenney

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A West Elm pendant lighting illuminates a skillet. French café seats out of H.D. Buttercup pull up to a petite pedestal dining table. Hayslett’s puppy Dana seems to approve.

Bistro sets could be expensive, according to Hayslett’s research. “I saw chairs and tables in the700-to-$1,200 range,” she says. She finished up scoring a set available at H.D. Buttercup for $285 and had the dining table spray painted grey.

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“My favorite place in my home is my bed. I knew when we got our very first location, I wanted an amazing bed and bedding. My husband and I could never agree on a bed, but one summer on a trip to Las Vegas, we stayed at the Four Seasons, and we loved this bed. So when we got our location, we purchased almost the exact same mattress in the maker and invested in quality sheets and pillows. I love waking up and snuggling in bed today. And yes, I make my bed every single day, just like a hotel.”

Mattress: Ethan Allen; bedding: Ralph Lauren and Hudson Park; nightstand: Restoration Hardware; blossom base: Target

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Armchair: Target; mirrors: Dubois, Crate & Barrel; rug: Olin, Crate & Barrel

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The couple established an outdoor living area against a wall of green to make the most of this hot Southern California weather. A Walmart patio set is paired with glowing Pottery Barn ikat and awning-stripe pillows.

Pillows: Sunbrella, Pottery Barn

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Hayslett advises homeowners when furnishing their homes to consider long term. “I often see people purchase a piece because they need something now to resolve a current issue,” she says. “Think about how you would like your place to appear. When it’s low or high end, love everything you purchase.”

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