Inside Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s Nurturing Family Refuge | Open Door | Architectural Digest



Today Architectural Digest is welcomed to Los Angeles by actor-producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon for a tour of their tranquil, newly-renovated family home. Davis and Tennon, along with their 12-year-old daughter, Genesis, lived in their Toluca Lake home for about five years before embarking on a renovation with LA designer Michaela Cadiz. “I always want to go big and bold, but not too bold, not garish,” says Davis, the acclaimed Oscar-, Emmy-, and Tony-winning actor and founder (with Tennon) of JuVee Productions, a company that develops film, television, theater, virtual reality, and digital projects. “We were working in South Africa, shooting The Woman King, while the renovation was unfolding, and we were inspired by the incredible color and culture there.”

Shop Viola and Julius’ home style!

*The Den*
Arhaus Distinguished Framed Print: https://fave.co/3WZ5Faq
Justin Lounge Chair by Palecek: https://fave.co/3G7RCZq
Diverging Decorative Pillow by Ryan Studio: https://fave.co/3GO92vT
Playboy’s Host & Bar Book by Thomas Marlo: https://fave.co/3GFReCI
CB2 Celia White Vase: https://fave.co/3X46Llf

*Kitchen*
Le Creuset 3 ½ Qt Braiser: https://fave.co/3ibnDaX
Le Creuset Craft Series Utensil Set: https://fave.co/3GETk68
(Similar) West Elm Faux Gingko Branch: https://fave.co/3IkdqUo

*Genesis’s Room*
(Similar) Crate&kids Chasing Paper White and Black Speckle Removable Wallpaper: https://fave.co/3idCQIK
(Similar) Crosley Mercury Record Player: https://fave.co/3VF2B2l
Serena & Lily Hanging Rattan Chair: https://fave.co/3Z8WXbB

*Office*
Restoration Hardware Calvin Left Closed Nightstand: https://fave.co/3GeGxWs
(Similar) Jenni Kayne Sur Square Coffee Table: https://fave.co/3Inr899
(Similar) Jaime Plaid Throw Pillow: https://fave.co/3WVGq94
(Similar) Quince Organic Airy Gauze Blanket: https://fave.co/3X0wDyw
(Similar) Safavieh Cassian Glass Table Lamp: https://fave.co/3Z7Xydv

*Living Room*
CB2 Horseshoe Black Lacquered Linen Coffee Table: https://fave.co/3i95ElJ
(Similar) Etsy Vibrant Beaded Hippopotamus: https://fave.co/3VF4pZb
Nuvolette Wallpaper Soft Grey Cole & Son: https://fave.co/3ibrzZh
(Similar) Etsy Chokwe Mask Mwana Pwo With Headdress African Art: https://fave.co/3vyLyo1
(Similar) Safavieh Darian Square Throw Pillow in Navy: https://fave.co/3WLZnvg
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Candle: https://fave.co/3Qh51CU
Antonia Lamp by Danny Kaplan: https://fave.co/3GEv8AD

*Dining Room*
Talia Large Glass Chandelier: https://fave.co/3X3dADB
(Similar) Oaktree Candlestick Set: https://fave.co/3WJ9i4M
(Similar) Suspended Glass Tealite Holder Hurricane: https://fave.co/3vB3i1R

*Primary Bedroom*
(Similar) Willy White Plaster Pedestal Side Table: https://fave.co/3GFaVuH
Arhaus Women Reflected Print: https://fave.co/3GFhgpS
(Similar) Etsy Zulu Beer Basket South Africa: https://fave.co/3vABOti
Regina Andrew Modern Glamour Carli Crystal Table Lamp: https://fave.co/3CixiDB

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Director: Winter Dunn
Director of Photography: Grant Bell
Editor: Lika Kumoi
Talent: Viola Davis, Julius Tennon
Producer: Chase Lewis
Line Producer: Joe Buscemi
Associate Producer: Landrie Hatcher
Production Manager: Peter Brunette
Production Coordinator: Carolina Wachockier
Camera Operator: Lucas Vilicich
Audio: Kari Barber
Production Assistant: Fernando Barajas
Post Production Supervisor: Alexa Deutsch
Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant
Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen
Colorist: Oliver Eid
Assistant Editor: Diego Rentsch

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