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Inside The Eclectic L.A. Home of Designer Frances Merrill

Written by Erin Feher

Photography by Photography by Nicki Sebastian

As a wildly talented interior designer and the founder of Reath Design, we knew Frances Merrill’s own Silver Lake home would be something special. And when we heard she transformed it herself from a petite 500-square-foot cottage into a house roomy enough for her family of four, we couldn’t wait to get a peek inside. And once we did, we quickly realized that the home’s design turns out to be an apt representation of Frances herself: warm, inviting, epically styled, and with an undeniable sense of humor. The mom to 9-year-old Honor and 7-year-old Rex clearly has an eye for curating collections (or making her messes look pretty in stylish stacks, as she admits) and mixing and matching textures, patterns, and styles for a high-impact but inviting effect. Below, the designer shows off the magic she worked on her home, while chopping it up with us on motherhood, career, and living the good life with her crew.

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  1. DD says...

    Beautiful house and a beautiful barefoot momma! Picture #10 is a great shot. Frances’s dress and cute bare feet go so well together! Picture #47 really shows off Frances’s simple barefoot style. Her natural toes look so adorable! I’ve never seen so many lovely barefoot mommies on one website!

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