Dougall Paulson at home in Watts
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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

The Watts home of designers Sean Dougall, left, and Andrew Paulson is located in a renovated lightbulb factory that once supplied lights to Dodger Stadium. 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Andrew Paulson, left, framed by one of his weavings, and husband Sean Dougall collaborate on all their designs for Dougall Paulson including custom weavings, furnishings and ceramics. 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

In the long narrow kitchen, open shelves frame some Dougall Paulson designs, at left, as well as  Parker the pooch.

 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Designer Andrew Paulson and pup Lou relax in the living room. “We’re in this no-man’s land, with the train on one side and a park on the other,” he says. “But it’s different every day which is what makes it fun.” 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Sean Dougall works in his clay studio inside the loft-like apartment he shares with husband Andrew Paulson in Watts. “Our aesthetic is a careful balance of historical and futuristic, understated and extravagant,” says Dougall. “Our work is an extension of our home, and the two are rarely separate for us.”

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Sean Dougall, left, and Andrew Paulson design custom furniture, sculpture and hand-woven pieces as Dougall Paulson. 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Sean Dougall, left, and Andrew Paulson - with one of their dogs, Lou - stand in the kichen area beneath the unit’s dramatic exposed beams. The long kitchen features open shelves that are filled with handmade pottery, cooking tools and cookbooks. 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

The 2,300-square-foot space features 12-foot ceilings, solar panels, multiple skylights and a 4,500 square-foot rooftop deck. Despite the building’s industrial roots, the interiors feel warm and rustic thanks to weathered wood floors and exposed wood beams.

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

In the Watts home of Sean Dougall and Andrew Paulson, 3-D cast porcelain objects rest atop a credenza of their design. Parker the pooch keeps watch.

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Sean Dougall tests glazes on a selection of ceramic works in progress. 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

A 3D vessel, cast in bronze. 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Unfinished chair prototypes are showcased inside the live-work studio of designers Andrew Paulson and Sean Dougall in Watts.

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Sean Dougall, left, and Andrew Paulson in the  master bedroom area of the live-work space, where a 1968 painting by Dougall’s mother, Gwen Dougall, hangs above the bed. The couple use a second bedroom for storage. 

 

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

One of many weavings by Dougall Paulson hangs next to an illuminated arrow from Olde Good Things architectural salvage.

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Dougall Paulson at home in Watts

Andrew Paulson works on one of three looms at home in Watts.

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