The Zen Barn by Christopher Simmonds is a great exercise in juxtaposition. I am sure the “barn” label comes from the weathered wood on the exterior. I think it was a brilliant move as the wood is a complete opposite to the structure. The interiors are nice as well but I think I would have to spread a little vintage throughout the spaces. All of the aluminum framed windows are nice and ad another dimension.
This modern transformed condo found over at Apartment Therapy is a nice flavor of industrial modern. I quite like the exposed cinder block walls paired with the concrete floors. The warm tones of the wood furniture and the use of topes and whites make for a warm space. With this being a smaller home, it doesn’t feel that way. The open floor plan make a smaller home feel larger.
If my place looked like this one I am sure I could call it home sweet home. There is such a depth of quality in the materials that make up these interiors. Everything here has the breath of quality and luxury. The table behind the sofa and the sculpture on top of it are my favorite elements in the room (first pic). I don’t have a lot of brass in my house but it works beautifully here.
This amazing Mid Century in Dallas by Harold Prinz has been preserved by its current owners. Dallas Morning News ran an article on this home. “Designed by Dallas architects Harold Prinz and LaVere Brooks of the firm Prinz and Brooks and located in north Oak Cliff, the Hayes house has all the hallmarks of a dramatic midcentury contemporary: a long, low-pitched roof, broad expanses of uninterrupted brick wall, decorative grille work and a front door so downplayed it’s almost hard to find.” Everything about this house is just about perfect, from the built-ins to the architecture, it is truly unique.
While looking through Doherty design’s portfolio I noticed one thing that I kept saying to myself, “they have done some nice modern kitchens”. There was a consistent thread moving throughout their projects. Clean, simple and honest materials are the design choices that make up these kitchens. The fist photo stood out to me, maybe because it wasn’t expansive and massive.
This modern family apartment found in an issue of Elle Decor Italy is full of some very recognizable pieces. I always enjoy seeing the people that not only created the space but live in it as well. I enjoy the diversity of textures and surfaces found through these spaces. The marble in the bathroom is monumental in size creating large geometric blocks. The groupings are art are nice as well. Things feel organized but it ale feels a little organic, not too much in place.