Los Angeles is nothing if not complex. Amid a landscape of ocean and mountains, there’s a famed entertainment industry, plus a thriving art scene, iconic architecture and a vibrant history of progress and individuality. So it makes perfect sense that the work of Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield—the dynamic design team who have lived and worked in Los Angeles for more than a dozen years—is as richly layered as the city that surrounds them.
“Layers give an interior life,” Woodson says. “Without them, spaces fall flat.” Woodson and Rummerfield’s recent design for a residence in a Century City high-rise is no exception. “It’s an intricate composition,” Rummerfield says, “a thoughtful and well-edited balance of color, pattern, form and texture.”
The personality of Woodson and Rummerfield’s client—entertainment entrepreneur Amir Ahdoot—is as balanced as the design he commissioned them to create. “Amir collects fine art and likes fashion,” Rummerfield says. “He’s in Yves Saint Laurent almost every day. But it was important to him that his condo be incredibly comfortable, too. Stylish doesn’t have to be stuffy or rigid.
Amir chose the aesthetic of Woodson and Rummerfield for practically the same reason. “Their designs are just so well put together,” he explains. “They’re elegant but relaxed. That mix is highly attractive.” Much of the art that hangs throughout the residence is work that Woodson and Rummerfield helped Amir select. “He started collecting fairly recently and likes modern and contemporary pieces,” Rummerfield says. “That’s where more edge and color comes in.”
Like the art, the furnishings are a combination of modern and contemporary styles accented by traditional pieces, all incorporating a variety of forms and textures. “A mix creates timelessness and gives a space soul,” Woodson says. “More and more, Los Angeles is becoming a vertical city,” Rummerfield says. “This project breaks the boundaries of what one might think living in a condo is like. It has a grand feeling and sweeping views from the ocean to downtown and to Beverly Hills and the Griffith Observatory.”
It’s a place where the homeowner can appreciate different vistas of the landscape, but also one where Woodson and Rummerfield’s layering of elements creates an interior scene of constant discovery. “I sit in my home and look at different things around the rooms, and each individual item brings me happiness or gives me new thoughts and feelings,” Amir says. “It’s a never-ending story.”