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Nicky Marmet
Nicky@NickyMarmet.com
310.926.4596
Betty Lane
Beverly Hills, CA
2014
Built-in 1963, the house was designed by sculptor Morris Levine for his personal family residence. I approached the work as I generally do, like a collage. The house that existed in its true nature was the first piece that started the process. The Platner dining chairs, upholstered in the original bold red Knoll textile, set the tone for the play on color. The interior choices that followed drew from Early California Modernism, Mid Century Brazilian pieces, and 60’s Italian design.
Photography: Tim Street-Porter
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Viewsite
Hollywood Hills, CA
2013
The client had bought a brand new house in the Hollywood Hills with great scale and incredible views that needed to be reimagined. The finishes and the case work details were the first to change. All the wood throughout the house was refinished to provide rich tonality and warmth. To create a seamless indoor-outdoor experience, we built a new masonry wall containing Santa Barbara stone and red stone from Texas. The client had been influenced by the great Brazilian architects, thus the furniture that was curated consisted of all timeless Brazilian masterpieces. 
Photography: Bart Cook
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Morning View
Malibu, CA
2020
It was integral to redesign the interior with a sense of privacy, comfort, and playfulness for the entire family. We decided to build organic forms that rejected any sense of hard angles throughout the house. As you enter, you are immediately struck by the curved plaster staircase with gypsum fertility form pendants that add a heightened sense of drama while remaining whimsical. Warm white walls and white oak floors produce a neutral beach palate. A custom ceramic room divider by Stan Bitters creates privacy between the entry hallway and the living room. The sunken living room and an oversized 70’s Ricardo Fasinelo suede lounge chair paves the way for the rest of the home.
Photography: Ignacio Espigares
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Toyopa
Pacific Palisades, CA
2014
This home is a study of mid-century modern design with 60’s European influences. The goal was to make the house feel authentic to the past but modernized for today’s living. The original teak paneling in the upstairs living room was matched to the downstairs space to create continuity. Large scale, unfilled travertine was installed to run throughout the bottom floor of the home’s interior and exterior, constructing a seamless flow. The couple’s desire for an opulent dining room led to walls cladded with real goatskin parchment panels, a 60’s Vennini chandelier, a Hermés Jean Michel Frank dining table, and chairs after Jean Royere. Continuing throughout the home, one embarks on a collection of design classics from legendary Italian architects such as Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Osvaldo Borsani, Ico Parisi and Franco Albini.
Photography: Ignacio Espigares
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The Century
Century City, CA
2017
This home resides in a Robert AM Stern highrise in Century City. The clients had a desire for a vibrant and exciting interior. Feminine tones were a must for the couple. This led to the choice of the purple India Mahdavi curved sofa and the pink Gio Ponti chairs. Each bathroom is entirely clad in marble, including the customized vanities. A new lighting plan was designed in order to showcase the art collection. Works from post-war greats such as Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella were chosen to compliment the lively interior.
Photography: Ignacio Espigares