The cool, artsy mobile Henderson found at a thrift store and the black metal sconce flanking the couch give this rental home a custom, architectural feel without expense or actual renovation says Henderson.
East meets west in this eclectic entry hall, which features a nail head-studded door, shouldered arch and original crown molding. A star-shaped flush-mount light fixture echoes the star pattern on the door. An original phone niche houses a sculpture from the owner's extensive art collection. French Colonial-inspired architectural elements are set off by the contrast brought by white walls and ebonized hardwood floors.
The chalets feature plenty of architectural detail inside, as well, including exposed beams and rustic hardwoods. A live-edge bench in the mudroom is a nice design detail that helps give the space a rustic vibe.
Although this space is small, designers used the architecture of the building as well as elements in their design to make the space feel larger. For example, stately wood paneling leads the eye all the way up to the high, pitched ceiling, while the ceiling height, arched windows let in plenty of natural light so that the space feels magnificent. Then, designers brought in rugs and art to create defined spaces within the office so that the room has flow and purpose. Finally, designers used strategically placed metallic pieces, such as the desk and filing cabinet, to reflect all of the gorgeous light in the space, creating a functional space with a grand feeling.
This room's white walls and minimal decor draw the eye to its exposed industrial elements, which add character and architectural interest. Tall, dark columns support a wood ceiling beam. Across the room, modern paintings are hung in a stacked arrangement, balancing the space and drawing attention to the soaring ceiling.