The New Neutral

For architect Christopher Grubb and interior designer Jamie Rueb, the project was rare. Most of Arch-Interiors Design Group’s clients come to them with a home in need of design or structural help, not to mention most clients have existing furnishings—artwork, antiques, furniture—that they want to incorporate into the finished product.  So when a twentysomething bachelor approached the Los Angeles–based firm for help furnishing and decorating his completely empty circa-1942 Hollywood Hills home, the duo was understandably excited. “It really was a start-from-the-beginning opportunity,” says Grubb.