Jezek decided against a sofa in her living area, choosing three chairs — two Mies Van der Rohe and one Brazilian vintage leather piece — to populate the space instead. “I needed furniture that was flexible and portable for when clients come over, so we can gather around my desk,” she says.

An LA Interior Designer’s Indoor-Outdoor Silverlake Bungalow — Complete With Chickens

Rebecca Jezek keeps her dresser, a glass-topped Danish piece crowned with Calla lilies and a bowl of clementines, in the kitchen. “It’s where the only closet in the house is located,” she says, “so the kitchen also serves as a dressing room. Somehow, it works.”

This sort of malleability — one space doubling as another; one piece standing in for the next — is a hallmark of the designer’s Los Angeles home. Its long main room, flanked on either end by the kitchen and bedroom, is where Jezek unwinds with a book at the end of a long day. It’s also where she works, as the head of an eponymous interior design firm launched in 2008. Here, her choices cater to a need for fluidity and flexibility. In place of bookshelves, there’s a “library table,” stationed in a corner and heavily laden with titles in neat, sturdy stacks. There is no sofa, but a semicircle of chairs, drenched in sun and poised to welcome visitors, provides a moveable, ultra-efficient substitute.  “I work here, I live here, I entertain here, I relax here,” the designer says. “The architecture and the layout are conducive to all of that.”

Jezek, an LA native, came upon the space as the result of a happy confluence of timing and luck. “The owners never advertise it,” she says. A former guest house, “it’s always rented by word of mouth, and has been inherited over the years by a bunch of acquaintances.” Jezek’s predecessor happened to be a friend — and when that friend followed a job to New York, the designer stepped in to fill her place. The owners, who live elsewhere on the property, in a home separated from Jezek’s by a thick barrier of plumbago, welcomed her warmly. “They said, we have two requirements for living here: one, we have to like you and two, we want you to be happy here,” she remembers.

Since then, she’s applied guiding tenets of her design practice — a propensity for warmth, an appreciation for architecture, and a deep respect for the classics — to the house, whose French doors and concrete flooring provided a bright, blank canvas. In many ways, it’s a standing tribute to what’s shaped her: from her own father, an architect influenced by Bauhaus and Dieter Rams (and for whose commercial interior architecture firm Jezek worked as a teenager); to various Czech porcelain artists; to the great designers of Cassina, including Bellini, Magistretti, and Corbusier.

Making a home here has bestowed an added layer of meaning to her work, too. “I’m lucky enough to know what it’s like to live in a really beautiful space that is a big source of joy in my life,” Jezek says. “Providing that to other people is sincerely the best part of the job.”

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