The grandest home to ever be squeezed into 550 square feet
Peter Dunham lives large in his tiny Los Angeles apartment. To lend softness to the living room, he used a milk-paint formula from SafePaint on the walls — White with 10 percent Barn Red — and hung curtains and shades in Isfahan from his Peter Dunham Textiles collection. The Danish sofa is upholstered in Lamu, also from his fabric line. Jute rug, Decorative Carpets. Custom ottoman in a vintage cowhide.
The living room ottoman multitasks as a coffee table, extra seating, and a convenient place to stack books.
A pillow-filled window seat, vintage Saarinen table, and How to Marry a Millionaire rush side chairs from Dunham's store, Hollywood at Home, make for cozy dining. Industrial lamp from Big Daddy's Antiques. Cushion fabric, Fig Leaf by Peter Dunham Textiles.
The overscale paisley in Dunham's Isfahan fabric was inspired by a Persian textile he found in Paris.
Artworks, including a watercolor by Dunham's friend Ross Bleckner, are casually hung and propped up around the doorway to the bedroom. The chair is midcentury Danish, and the lampshade was made from a Japanese banner.
Open shelves make the kitchen feel airier. Walls, Benjamin Moore Ben in Mountain Peak White. Dishes and glassware, Heath Ceramics. Copco Dutch ovens.
Dunham gave his tiny bedroom a sense of drama and scale by upholstering the walls in Bukhara from his fabric line. He bought the 18th-century four-poster from a Tony Duquette sale on 1stdibs, draped it with a Calvin Fabrics linen, and covered the headboard in a West African textile. Vintage Donald Deskey bedside tables hold an Italian ceramic lamp, left, and a Syrian brass lamp. His collection of art and old photographs from India adds to the well-traveled flavor of the room. Bed linens, Sferra.