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Karen and Guy Vidal, the designers behind the fanciful Moroccan-flavored house that was featured as Homes Feb. 21 cover story, deployed the same sort of playful sensibility to their own house in Silver Lake, though in a much different way. The couple remodeled a 1937 residence into a sleek, contemporary family home. Here in the living room, a sofa designed by the Vidals is complemented by custom lighting, including the stainless steel sconce in the background. The figural painting is Maya by Alexandra Wiesenfeld, and the long artwork is by Michael Illes, whose pieces consist of layer upon layer of color until the paint is almost dimensional at the edges, Karen Vidal says.
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