Perhaps our favorite part of this bedroom is the sliding barn door that reveals the bathroom and small study area. The door is painted a lovely shade of lavender that is also found in the bedding. The room feels bright and airy thanks to the natural light pouring from the windows and reflecting off the stark white walls.
The minimalist design of this living room is highlighted by its use of open floor space, with a wall of bookshelves elevated by steel pipes. Reclaimed wood flooring connects with the wood ceiling and gives a nod to the home's sustainable design. The homeowner, a professor of environmental studies, requested a home that runs on solar power, recycles gray water and captures rain water in cisterns. All interior doors are built from recycled flooring.
In this streamlined, modern home, the owners desired natural textures and finishes such as natural stone and a variety of woods to juxtapose against a clean, linear backdrop. This bathroom plays with the concept of planes in the use of materials. It is study in contrasting and complementary textures as seen with the tiles from resin inlaid with pebbles and a long porcelain tile that resembles a wood grain similar to that of the cabinets.
The living area, kitchen, dining area and study are contained within one large space in this open-concept home. Rich wood floors help visually separate the modern living area and study from the kitchen and dining area. A brown and white color palette carries throughout the home, creating a calm, crisp and elegant look.
This media room does triple duty: first as a media room, with plenty of shelving to store DVDs, books and CDs; second, as an office, and third as a guest bedroom. A stylish and practical Murphy bed folds down over the couch to give this minimalist apartment extra functionality without sacrificing style.
French modern leather club chairs sit side by side in this intimate art deco study. Fine accessories and art are encased in a Berkowitz-designed Madagascar ebony and black lacquer built-in. The X-style mullions on the glass doors complement the inlaid black X design on the lower cabinet doors, while the custom velvet ottoman and area rug anchor the seating area.
This home office offers the ultimate in kid-space function, with a built-in desk, built-in storage and rich architectural detail. Modern green chairs complement the fun, contemporary pattern on the windows, and colorful accents create a fun environment for kids to play and learn.
The well-lit bedroom turned out to be the perfect space for Paloma Contrera’s Spring Awakening study. Wallpapered panels (by deGournay) and luxe silk curtains give the space a vibrant, aesthetic.
“The room is a study in color used in a very mindful way, and showcases my signature modern-meets-traditional style,” explains Paloma.