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Eclectic decor ideas to steal from the home of a design legend

Consider this a master class in organized chaos

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This week’s edition of House Calls, the Victorian home of design legend Gere Kavanaugh in Los Angeles, is a master class in organized chaos.

“I live with my collections,” Kavanaugh says of her home, packed with her own designs, as well as treasures made by friends, former collaborators, and fellow artists. “What I like in a house is organized chaos”, she told Women’s Wear Daily in 1969, but most importantly, “everything has a special meaning.”

Taking inspiration from the light-filled home, we sourced key products—or in a few cases, similar finds—from each room so you can bring the look to your own space.

Living room


Rainbow Mugs

  • $54

These iconic rainbow mugs designed by Massimo and Lella Vignelli will add vibrant strokes of color to your kitchen countertops or dining room table. Added bonus: The mugs are stackable for easy display and storage, as well as microwave and dishwasher safe.