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.
Located in the lush environment of Coconut Grove, Fla., this modern home is designed for a serious art collector. The white backdrop acts as a canvas for the owner’s collection of architectural photography, video installations and other cutting edge art pieces.
A sleek white home for a serious art collector, the Stein Residence is a light-filled gallery set amidst the lush landscape of Coconut Grove. The calm and minimalist living room provides an appropriate atmosphere for the owner’s collection of architectural photography, video installations and other cutting edge art pieces.
Provocative artwork in the stairway vestibule sets the tone for a layered, transitional living space with a distinct Hollywood Regency vibe. A cowhide rug and gauzy draperies blend with clean-lined upholstery and traditional architectural details. The neutral palette is restful and allows artwork and accessories to pop.
Though this contemporary home is designed with an open plan in mind, the great room is still divided into easily distinguished areas thanks to smart architectural features. The steel fireplace helps define two sitting zones, while the second-floor hallway helps demark the kitchen and dining areas.
A custom sawcut concrete patten throughout the main living area was painstakingly laid out to best accommodate all the angles and transitions throughout the rooms. The strong architectural lines are highlighted and enhanced by the interior details throughout every aspect of this space -- from the dramatic fireplace to the custom dining table, which was fabricated by the talented homeowner.
The clients wanted a grown-up space that they could entertain in but would stand up the wear and tear of little boys and dogs! The inspiration for this was their wedding on the beach - bright sunset orange, blues, and turquoise. Hands down it had to give them those feelings - and it did! We hunted down unique pieces all over Atlanta. The Italian leather club chairs feel very 70's lounge to me. I love them and they are insanely comfortable!
Natural sea-inspired art prints, air plants and that amazing juju hat (a favorite!) were our art feature wall in the space. The TV is there but it's not a feature of the room, just a part of it. Italian leather chairs and the low media center with the large midcentury lamp give this room a cool lounge feel. It makes me want to put a record on and make a gin & tonic with extra lime.
This angle gives a great view of how all three spaces work together - the living room to the reading nook to the kitchen. Everything is so bright and cheery, each space has a function and gives the relaxed feeling of the beach while not looking like a kitschy beach house in any way.
The entryway is a simple, homey landing pad. We reframed the raw silk floral art we found in another part of the house to give it the presence it deserved - front and center! Natural materials and candles and the vases that look like beach glass, give this entry the feeling of the ocean.