Alex Pall, half of the Grammy-winning DJ duo The Chainsmokers (Alex Taggert makes up the other half), bought his Hollywood Hills home two years ago. Built in the 1930s with renovations in the 80s and 90s, the home has a bit of industrial edge that appealed to Pall, but when it came to decorating he turned to designer Peti Lau to help show his art collection in the best possible light.
Pall had already installed the nature-themed wallpaper and the orange-velvet a couch in the family room when Lau began decorating, so she continued with the interior-jungle theme with a natural-fiber coffee table that evokes dried versions of the leaves on the wall, and leopard and tribal-print pillows. The orange, green and blue palette of the painting by Hassan Hajjaj recurs in trippy throw pillows from Silken Favours and the vintage Turkish rug laid over a larger jute rug.
“A classic antique rug is a nice way to stabilize all the stuff that’s going on,” said Lau, who has been featured in Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal and Apartment Therapy.
One unique detail of the living room is the furniture, namely a sideboard from Essential Home inspired by the 007 films. Monocles is a sideboard built entirely out of solid walnut wood, accented by its gold-plated brass front doors that feature a protruding circular design. These circles are then engraved to the back and side of the unit, giving it an extreme character and
“The house had this built-in eclecticism,” said Lau, a Chinese-Vietnamese American born in Israel whose own influences might be similarly characterized. “It felt appropriate to approach each interior space as its own unique environment.”