Pictured here: the home of Charles and Ray Eames in Pacific Palisades. "This is the living room," Williamson says. "I like the way they basically had a room within a room. This is the little secluded part of the living room to the right of the main living room, which is surrounded by windows." The house, maintained today by the Eames Foundation, is rich with decorative textiles and objects that the Eameses bought on their world travels. "The thing about the Eames House that I fell in love with was the complete democracy in their collections," Williamson says. "The way the Eameses' possessions are grouped together is completely engrossing. I would love to live in the Eames House but be able to go to [woodworker] J.B. Blunk's house in Inverness, California, to get away from it all."
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