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Inside Designer Waldo Fernandez's Fresh, Updated Home

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Prolific Cuban-born interior designer Waldo Fernandez boasts Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Aniston, Sean Connery, and the Pitt-Jolie clan as clients, but the latest Fernandez creation to make it into the pages of Architectural Digest is his very own Beverly Hills home, a midcentury spread lacquered to a high shine and laced with contemporary art. He bought his current his current three-bedroom spread, built in the 1960s, knowing he would overhaul its interiors: "It may not have been done by one of L.A.'s famous midcentury architects, but the bones were solid and I loved the way it seemed to float over the hillside," said Fernandez, who earned national attention last year when he designed the Oscars greenroom and just recently contributed to The Hollywood Reporter's first-ever showhouse. After replacing the pool and adding a second-story bedroom suite, Fernandez called upon what Arch Digest calls his "perfectionist disposition" for the interiors, bringing in wenge-wood flooring, large doors "finished in exactly 17 coats of deep brown–black lacquer," and a collection of carefully curated art and furniture. "I'm obsessed with keeping the house fresh," he says. There's a pair of vintage club chairs in the living room, a Paul Klee drawing above the Paul Dupr&eacute-Lafon bed in the master, Calacatta marble in the bathroom, and many more sumptuous details.

· Waldo Fernandez's Sophisticated Los Angeles Home [Architectural Digest]
· All Waldo Fernandez coverage [Curbed National]
· All The Printed Page posts [Curbed National]