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Design Firms/BoydDesign


Santa Monica, CA

BoydDesign is an architecture + design consulting firm that strives to preserve and enhance classic modern houses, while accommodating contemporary needs. All new and original design + architecture reflect modernist principles. It offers a turnkey service, from purchase to move-in, as well as advice on all issues pertaining to living in harmony with design: architecture, landscape, and interiors. It draws upon the expertise of Michael Boyd, who has won acclaim for the restoration of landmark houses, and his own furniture and garden design. Boyd offers clients what he has learned and practiced himself over three decades: locating and evaluating modern properties, analysis of client needs and options for new construction, restoring, remodeling and extending houses in the spirit of the original, interior design, custom furniture, selection and placement of vintage pieces, and lighting, landscaping and security.

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DesignLA: Shed House
Michael Boyd and Laurel Broughton update California modernism in Malibu's Shed House.
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Renaissance Man
After establishing himself as a preeminent modernism-preservation specialist by restoring landmark houses by Richard Neutra, Paul Rudolph and Oscar Niemeyer, among others, L.A.–based Michael Boyd — also a celebrated collector — is gaining renown for designing interiors, landscapes and head-turning furniture.
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Modern Love
It takes some chutzpah for a couple to extoll the virtues of restraint and minimalism while surrounded by their collection of 1,000 pieces of modern design, 10,000 art books, and roughly three dozen vintage leather jackets. But if you really listen to Michael and Gabrielle Boyd as they recount their obsessive, decades-long quest for top-quality 20th-­century design, it all starts to make sense.
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