How a Creative Couple Combined Their Homes After Marriage

After "I do," Molly Fishkin and Asher Levin settled down in Beverly Hills, had a baby named Charlie, and started throwing boatloads of dinner parties.

photography by JUSTIN CHUNG


Stylist Molly Fishkin married Producer/Director Asher Levin at Paramour Mansion in Silverlake, L.A. Built in 1923, the sprawling, four-and-a-half-acre property once belonged to silent film star Antonio Moreno and his wife, oil heiress Daisy Canfield. Deliciously Gothic and incredibly lux, the estate features a large painted purple ballroom with gold chandeliers, wild taxidermy, velvet chaises and a grassy open expanse of land perfect for a farm-to-table post-ceremony feast.

After walking down the aisle to Joni Mitchell’s “Case of You,” the couple exchanged vows at twilight among their nearest and dearest, including Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Fishkin’s best childhood friends, and designers of her wedding dress and veil. The best part of the night? When Stevie Nicks—the bride’s godmother—gave a toast during the meal, and then a surprise performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”

Afterwards, guests boogied all night to music spun by DJ Kelly Cole.  It is this precise mix of cool and casual that the couple carried over into their home life when they moved into a three-bedroom 1920s house in Beverly Hills soon after. “The goal,” says Fishkin, “is to always keep things looking chic and easy.”

Here, Fishkin fills in the blanks to give us the lowdown on life after marriage.

 Molly Fishkin and Asher Levin

photography by JUSTIN CHUNG


Before I got married my apartment was kind of a mix between flea market finds and my Grandmother’s antiques. I lived with the same roommate, Lori, for four or so years. She took care of me before my husband took care of me.  I was barely ever home because I was a stylist assistant and worked like a psychopath so when I was home I spent my time sleeping.  

Boy, was it a relief when I moved in with Asher because I was able to cross that off the list and knew we were going to get married. 


photography by JUSTIN CHUNG


When it comes to art, I’m all across the board and don't subscribe to one specific kind. My partner, though, prefers modern art. The most beloved piece of art we own is a painting of a girl by Kim McCartey from the artist herself. She came over with her portfolio, and we got to select it.

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The first dinner party we threw together was a great success. We invited 20 of our closest friends for Asher’s birthday and we had it catered with good farm to table food. The one thing I regret was nothing!

On a typical Monday evening, I can be found cooking for my husband and my BFF Lucy. Saturday afternoons are for anything and everything that our 15 month old Charlie wants to do. Sundays we always have family day at my sister-in-law’s up the street.

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We mostly shop for furniture on 1stdibs. My favorite item that I got there is a gorgeous distressed Venetian mirror that’s currently in my massive storage space. The most expensive piece we’ve purchased is our dining table from Restoration Hardware.

Family heirloom(s)? My most coveted is the Demilune table in my living room.

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The thing I’m most attached to from my single life is a painting by Aya Takano, an amazing Japanese artist that I was obsessed with because it’s of a topless girl in her underwear holding a bunch of suitcases which summed me up perfectly. I bought it from the now closed Tracey Ross store in LA. I saved up every penny I ever made and begged her to sell it to me.

The five items you will always find in our refrigerator are milkbutterblueberriesarugula, and apples.

The five items you will always find in our medicine cabinet are ZantacAdvilalmond oilvitamin D, and peppermint oil

photography by JUSTIN CHUNG


I absolutely cannot get in bed at night without flossing my teeth.

The registry item we can't live without is my Vitamix! 

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My favorite room in the house is my bedroom because it's just so cozy and bright and spacious and airy with amazing light. I spend a lot of time going through my closet in there.

When it comes to housework, I am the one who always cooks. My partner, on the other hand, insists on cleaning. The one thing we can’t agree on is what music is playing while we’re doing it. He prefers aggressive rock or rap and I prefer either nothing or very smooth jazz.

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The three best organizational tricks I've learned are:

  1. Slim hangers
  2. Hanging your jeans not folding them. One pair per hanger!
  3. T-shirt fold where you triple fold it to allow for more room 
When it comes to money, our biggest challenge is how to save it.

I like to spend on clothes and shoes, but he cares way more about vacation.

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The most important piece of advice I would give to newlyweds is to be patient with each other.

Never, ever compromise when it comes to what music is playing in the car!

In 10 years, we hope for our home to be comfortable filled with tons of love.

My design aesthetic is three words is comfortableclean, and white.

My partner’s is structuredcool, and vintage.

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Our most memorable fight at Ikea was about I don’t think we’ve ever been!

One thing no one knows about our home is that I wanted to live there many many years before we got it. I always drove by and was obsessed with it. When I got the call that the previous tenants were finally moving, I signed the lease without ever seeing the inside.

I hope our Airbnb guests don’t find my weed. They'd probably smoke it!

Flowers by Flower Firm Los Angeles
Ceramics by Lucy Michel 


See more home tours:
How One Nashville Couple Combined Styles in Their First Home
Tour a Monochrome LA Home That’s Anything But Boring
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Published on September 01, 2017 - 5:45am EDT

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