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Real Couple Home Tour: LA Living

A pup-loving couple blends East Coast sophistication with Hollywood heat in their haven in the Hills.

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The Couple

As Jonathan Adler's design assistant, Hannah Brand knew she could fall in love with magazine writer Robert Moritz after she saw his place in New York City's West Village. "I couldn't have been with someone who had a bad apartment," she says. His vintage modern aesthetic (lots of browns!) pleased her and from there on out, Robert welcomed her and her Yorkie, Apples, in. Luckily for Hannah, his French Bulldog, Ruby, approved. When it became clear that these two and their hounds needed more space, they all relocated to Los Angeles where the humans of the pack began Puppies and Babies, a shop of all-things adorably chic (all designed by Hannah), and settled into a house where their style, and furry sidekicks alike, could stretch out. This new home, tucked away in the Franklin Canyon neighborhood—a nearly-forgotten-about pocket of Beverly Hills—brims with a fun and elegant character that could only have been born here.

Since the house has extra bedrooms, and because Hannah "has a bee in her bonnet" about televisions being visible in real living rooms, this upstairs space became a hideout of chocolate walls with creamy upholsteries and touches of fierce Kelly Wearstler-inspired yellows and oranges—where the flat-screen could reside. Its coziness makes this the favored room for lounging, and the spot where guests (and pups) prefer to hang. For the most part, Hannah and Robert agree on style. She likes his witty sensibility and quirky aesthetic. "I just have the confidence to take it a little further," she says.

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