About Ostler Decorators
Ostler Decorators was started in 1938 by Earcel Ostler. Earcel established a painting and wall covering business on the west side of Los Angeles.
Just before the outbreak of WW2 Paul Ostler moved to Venice to work with his older brother Earcel and established his own wall covering installation business. After Earcel retired in 1972 Paul continued the wall covering business untill his retirement in 1985. Phillip Ostler (son of Paul Ostler) has continued the business to the present day.
Phil working with Steve and Norm on This Old House
Some of Paul’s early clients included:
- The Beverly Hills Hotel “Bana Leif” wall covering in the halls.
- Lucy & Desi Arnez Residence
- Lana Turner Residence
- Debby Reynolds Residence
- Gregory Peck Residence
- Case Study House for Ray and Charles Eames Santa Monica, Ca
Some of the designers that Paul worked with include Arthur Elrod, Laura Maco, Tony Duquete, and John Cottrell.
Since Paul’s retirement projects have included residences for Ella Fitzgerald, Herb Alpert, Alice Cooper, Steve Martin, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson. Phillip also decorated Jules Stein’s old estate for Rupert & Ann Murdock when they moved to Los Angeles from New York, made two trips to Saudi Arabia starting in the late 80s, and worked on the interior of the Little Lake Lodge in Aspen, Colorado.
- Blue Room at the White House - Aug. 2013
- Ozzie Osborne's residence - 2012
- Elton John's residence in Beverly Hills, CA - 2012 ("Architectual Digest" March 2013)
- Bob Dylan's residence in Santa Monica, CA - 2009
In the last three years Ted and Phillip Ostler have appeared on several episodes of "Million Dollar Decorators" on the Bravo Channel.