The cast bronze, under-mount bathroom sink in the powder room vanity features a medium patina finish that deepens in color over time. The stylish sink includes an intricate Art Nouveau-inspired textured floral pattern that makes it feel like a piece of art.
Paul plays with texture and shape in the living room, adding to its fanciful aesthetic. The furnishings are a mix of modern classics, including Eames seating, an Arne Jacobson Swan Sofa, and an Arco Floor Lamp. Color and texture are on display through art. The yellow flowers in the canvas over the sofa are three-dimensional and roughly textured, while a painted chair injects a rainbow of colors into the room.
Much like blending furniture from different eras to make a coherent design, the designer’s ability to mix a variety of artistic styles in this gallery wall is equally remarkable. A close examination shows abstract portraits and text art alongside photography and illustrations. And down at the bottom an astute eye will catch a popular superhero making his way through a surreal fantasy world. More than paint and canvas, the pieces are ways to remember old friends and past adventures. “The objects have stories trapped within them,” Leyden muses, “and a history of friendships and experiences.”
Patchwork porcelain tiles with a relaxed contemporary look add pattern and create a stylish backdrop behind the vanity's two sinks. A different porcelain tile was used for the walk-in shower, to create contrast and add depth to the bathroom.
Simple lines of the desk and a mix of metal and wood on the workstation chair keep things neat and streamlined while the art reflects the beauty of the Northwest with mountain vistas and Seattle’s Space Needle.
Two chaise lounges replace the traditional couch seating in this modern artistic living room. Lots of bright colors and bold patterns flood the space, making it look more like an art museum than someone's home.
To create a functional living space conveying a love of cooking, art, and life in general, the designer drew inspiration from the homeowners’ private collection: a stunning Moroccan antique door from a trip to Marrakesh.
It's difficult to decide whether the textured coffee table in this living room is a functional piece or a piece of art. Its beautiful yet edgy design, with a base constructed of individual sections, creates a dynamically sculptural shape that enhances the room.