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A Moroccan-flavored remodel in Silver Lake

Designers Karen Vidal and husband Guy, right, turned a dreary Spanish-style four-plex in Silver Lake into a whimsical single-family residence now owned by Edward Kelleher, left. "It's easy to call it a Moroccan fantasy, but really it's more than that," Karen Vidal says, adding that authenticity wasn't the goal. The Vidals didn't want to replicate a particular place, culture or look, but rather create their own world — an imagined retreat unlike any other. Here, a striped stairwell serves as transition from the public living areas on the first floor to the more private quarters on the second floor.
Designers Karen Vidal and husband Guy, right, turned a dreary Spanish-style four-plex in Silver Lake into a whimsical single-family residence now owned by Edward Kelleher, left. “It’s easy to call it a Moroccan fantasy, but really it’s more than that,” Karen Vidal says, adding that authenticity wasn’t the goal. The Vidals didn’t want to replicate a particular place, culture or look, but rather create their own world — an imagined retreat unlike any other. Here, a striped stairwell serves as transition from the public living areas on the first floor to the more private quarters on the second floor.
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Designers Karen and Guy Vidal turned a dreary Spanish-style four-plex into a color-splashed bachelor’s pad.


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