KAY FRANCIS LIVES HERE
Originally appeared in the October 1939 issue of House & Garden.
Kay Francis is a connoisseur. Long noted as Hollywood’s best dressed actress, she find further expression for her superb good taste in her new home in the Santa Monica foothills, near Beverly Hills.
It is a low, rambling house, of white brick, gray roofed, commanding from its mountain-top site an incredible spread of surrounding hills and sea. A bricked terrace caters both to this wide view and to the well-known Californian penchant for outdoor living.
Inside the house, one color—gray—is used throughout, creating a brilliantly sophisticated scheme highly complementary to Miss Francis’ own distinguished tastes. This soft shade carries through every room—even on the terrace, where the chairs wear gray outdoor linen. In the living room the basic tone is enlivened by rose, mauve and emerald green; in the dining room it is accented with pink and in Miss Francis’ bedroom with yellow. Levine & Frederick, architects; Tom Douglas, decorator.