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Home Tour: James Bond and Karen Kimmel balance high design with family life

July 30, 2010 |  6:00 am


James Bond co-founded the high-end Undefeated sneaker boutiques.

Artist and community arts advocate Karen Kimmel just launched a line of abstract children's stencils in design destinations such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art store.

Bond_dining_roomBut when the couple come home, they leave their work behind. For Bond and  Kimmel, home is about family.

The couple decided that their love of art and design would not be restrained by the arrival of children. When Bond and Kimmel moved into their three-bedroom house a decade ago, neither of their two kids had been born. And though paintings, photography and classic pieces of furniture have since turned the Midcentury Modern residence into something of a 2,800-square-foot personal gallery, no areas are off-limits to daughter Jersey, 7, son Ace, 3, or their 9-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, Peaches.

See how they make it work with our photo tour of the Bond-Kimmel family house.

-- Lizzie Garrett Mettler

Photo credits: Stefano Paltera / For The Times


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