When it came time to furnish their Silver Lake home, Rachel Traub and Todd Banhazl aimed to center their decor on the natural beauty of their area. The filmmaking couple was drawn to the nighttime quiet of the neighborhood’s hillsides, where “you can pretend you live in the mountains but you’re five minutes from Sunset Boulevard,” as Todd put it. Their home was the perfect perch to appreciate the multiplicity of L.A.’s urban sprawl, a quality that is reflected in their decor.
“The house feels oriented toward sunsets,” Rachel notes, referring to the 1963 structure’s extra-wide front windows that make the living area feel almost like an observation room. That living space, which is minimal yet cozy, and full of character, sets the tone for the rest of the home. Plenty of plush seating is provided, including a green &Tradition Develius velvet sofa, an &Tradition Little Petra lounge chair, and a vintage wooden Don Shoemaker chair from the ’60s.