Josef Hoffmann

Made of glass and steel, the modern high-rises on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood look like ideal homes for people who love minimalist interiors. Judith Hoffman isn't one of them. "Certainly there is a whole group of people today who feel the need to relive the clean reductive Bauhaus way," she says, referring to a 1920s modernist aesthetic. "I believe in contemporary spaces, but I have discovered that less isn't more. It's just less." To prove her point, Hoffman has decorated her penthouse condo with an opulent blend of decorative periods and styles. The rooms are filled with artfully arranged Art Deco and Vienna Secessionist furniture as well as pieces...