Explore Matthias Vriens-McGrath’s Whimsical L.A. Home

The very first half of the video, live now on the @ArchDigest Instagram feed, showcases a house tour with Matthias Vriens-McGrath, the multi-hyphenate photographer, designer, and antiques dealer behind Atelier MvM. Vriens-McGrath lives in the former Los Angeles home of Billy Haines, the silent-film star turned top Hollywood decorator. Vriens-McGrath brings plenty of charm and whimsy to the house in the form of components such as his own Shroom lamps and an intricate chandelier made of white coral.

The living room of Matthias Vriens-McGraths home, which formerly came from Billy Haines.
Picture: Francois HalardFans of old Hollywood glamour are in for a reward today, thanks to the most recent episode of AD Visits. The first half of the video, live now on the @ArchDigest Instagram feed, showcases a house trip with Matthias Vriens-McGrath, the multi-hyphenate professional photographer, designer, and antiques dealership behind Atelier MvM. Vriens-McGrath lives in the previous Los Angeles house of Billy Haines, the silent-film star turned leading Hollywood decorator.”Everything that you see– the moldings, the ceiling, the paneling– was made and created for him by the service technicians that he brought over from [his] studio,” describes Vriens-McGrath in the video. “I wouldnt say its a museum, but its a truly cool place that tells you about the history of Hollywood,” he continues. Along with all the Tinseltown charm of the place, its made even more remarkable when mixed with the creative homeowners eclectic taste. Vriens-McGrath brings plenty of charm and whimsy to the home in the form of fixtures such as his own Shroom lamps and a complex chandelier made of white coral. The bed room, wrapped in pleated pink material, is an unexpected star; Vriens-McGrath admits its been redesigned “at least six times” over the past eight or 9 years. Its clear that his passion for embellishing– and remodeling– makes him precisely the ideal individual to continue Hainess legacy.Become an AD PRO MemberBuy now for unrestricted access and all of the advantages that only members get to experience.ArrowLater in the episode, Clever editor Nora Taylor sits down with Eny Lee Parker, a designer featured in ADs October problem who is understood for thrown-terra-cotta tables, planters, and vessels. The maker tells Taylor about her love of clay, how she attempts to promote community among fellow designers, and her current imaginative partnerships with her mother. She also muses on her work in a more philosophical sense. “Hand-building lighting and furnishings takes rather a bit [of time],” she says in the interview. “Its so intimate that Im producing something thats going to live in someones home.” In the video, ADVERTISEMENT editor in chief Amy Astley describes Parkers work as “extremely current, very now,” and its simple to see why.Tune in every Monday to capture the newest episodes of AD Visits.