A Los Angeles family of four's home is an eclectic combination of soothing colors and quirky decoration.

As luck would have it, one of their friends happens to be architect-designer Philippe Starck, who masterminded their fantasy house, using his own in Cap Ferret, France, as the inspiration. Starck created the box (keeping just one wall from the original 1940s house) and custom-mixed paints in Pantone graphic-design hues, beginning with the acid-green entryway that immediately lets you know you've gone down the rabbit hole.

While Starck left the Triganos to do the decorating, his lamps for Flos and furniture for Kartell feature prominently alongside important modern pieces and lots and lots of IKEA. It's those paints, though, that leave the greatest mark: "I've always lived in houses with white walls," says Camilla, a Brit who spent her formative years in southwestern France and Paris. "But as soon as I saw all this color, it was magic."

WALL PAINT (similar to shown) Regal matte in Butter and FLOOR PAINT (similar to shown) Acrylic high-gloss enamel in Safety White, benjaminmoore.com for stores CHAIR Starck "Louis Ghost" $334 Kartell (866) 854-8823 for stores

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