A third-generation Angeleno, Taylor had always been enamored of the rustic charm of Laurel Canyon, so when a listing for a mid-century modern property with a green-as-can-be yard popped up, she and de Cordoba wound their way up into the hills to see what it was all about. “It looked like a cold crash pad for a bachelor who spent all his time locked up at the office,” she says of her first impression of the single-story, 1,950-square-foot house. Still, Taylor saw potential—and enlisted interior designer Sarah Shetter, her friend and longtime collaborator (who is also overseeing Taylor’s office design), to make that vision come to life.
“I had a fantasy of watching my kids play as I cooked,” says Heather Taylor. Three years ago, the textile designer and her husband, Alex de Cordoba, were happily living and working in a West Hollywood cottage with daughters Scarlett (now 6) and Marigold (3), but needed more space for their family and growing business—the stylish yet trend-proof tabletop and home decor line Heather Taylor Home.
Photography by Justin Chung
Words by Crystal Meers
Styling by Scott Horne
Taking cues from her favorite childhood spaces, textile and home goods designer Heather Taylor transformed a minimalist mid-century pad into a warm family nest in Laurel Canyon.