When the couple moved in to their first rental apartment, they were disappointed in some of their space's features, such as the color of the walls, the carpet and the light fixtures, so they focused their design on detracting attention from those things. They repainted the entire apartment, in most spaces using a pleasant, gray color, and placed rugs over the unpleasant carpet. Then, they invested in simple, modern furniture-such as this buffet-that would modernize the space, but could be taken with them when they leave. Finally, they added art and accessories from their travels to showcase their personality and add color and texture to their home.
The home boasts a five-car garage with an automobile turntable, making it easier for cars to exit. The space includes a glass, vertical-pocket garage door, which provides quick access the main living space.
Perhaps the home’s most outstanding feature – the one that draws in so many celebrities, is the work done by Florentine painter and restorer Antonio D’Atellis, who also worked on the Vatican. Once construction was completed, D’Atellis and three of his assistants stayed there for six months, using the entire property as a blank canvas.
A spacious home office features built-in bookcases and a large desk area with plenty of room for small group meetings. A dark brown coffered ceiling encases a skylight which provides a touch of natural light to the space.
The home theater includes a large screen for viewing films, the big game or a favorite television show. Plush bean bag chairs and a contemporary ivory sofa provide plenty of comfortable seating options for guests.
The living room's gorgeous vaulted ceiling showcases deep brown exposed beams contrasted by the ivory wall color used throughout the space. Glass pocket doors open to the outdoor patio and provide a view of Aspen Mountain. The transitional space also provides quick access to the 12-person dining table, making it easy to move from dinner to relaxing.
Go bold with color. Designer Steve McKenzie placed a circular mirror with a bright turquoise frame over an existing mirror in this bathroom as part of a Dwell with Dignity home update for families dealing with homelessness and poverty. This is a great way to draw the colors of a master bedroom into the bathroom, and can easily be installed in a rental.