How Sheila Bouttier built her LA home from the ground up
Building a home from the ground up or embarking on a drastically new career path are life moves that could intimidate anyone, but former TV executive Sheila Bouttier makes it look effortless.
The former Senior Vice President of Telepictures and ABC Daytime began her unexpected dive into the design world while overseeing the construction and decoration of her family's modern stone-walled cottage home in Los Angeles ― and discovered a fresh passion in the process.
Bouttier's exploration into the world of design and decor led her to open Galerie Provenance, a design gallery specializing in vintage European furniture. The concept was born after multiple trips to international design capitals like France, Sweden, Denmark, and the UK in search of pieces by major influences like Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, and Kaare Klint.
Her family home is filled with a contemporary yet classic mix of midcentury gems like mahogany and leather chairs by Kaare Klint and unique antiques, like an Italian travertine oval table from the ’70s paired with two wooden stools by Pierre Chapo from the same decade ― down the hall, you'll find the curves of a custom Jean Royère’s 1950's softening the sharp lines of Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic “Easy” chairs.
Her personal collection has a sentimental dual purpose: honoring her most treasured possession, a collection of more than 60 works dating back to the 1940s by her grandfather, the late American artist Benjamin Abramowitz. The sophisticated, gallery-esque aesthetic of her home goes above and beyond in doing the body of work justice.
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