It’s not surprising I fell in love with this Brentwood home the minute I saw it. The crisp white interiors sold me immediately. Then, I noticed it was designed by M. Elle Design, one of my favorite interior design firms. I can’t think of one project I’ve seen from M. Elle that I didn’t swoon for and this one is no different. Lots of natural light, a balanced mix of contemporary, but warm furniture and accessories with a vintage beat and sculptural quality. The artwork is stunning too. I’ve collected tear sheets for years of Richard Misrach’s oversized photographs. They’re commanding in their size and simplicity. Elger Esser’s magnificent large-scale coastal photograph sets the stage for the dining room and is equally serene. The study is outfitted in pale gray hues with ivory cashmere pillows and alpaca weave upholstered stools for added texture. Pattern is introduced subtly with ethnic textiles on pillows and a pieced throw in the family room. Many of the case goods are in a natural wood tone which is also picked up on the open shelving and used extensively throughout the house. The result is a laid back, elegant home successfully embracing the less-is-more philosophy.