This modern kitchen's wood paneling is handsomely juxtaposed with gray walls and cabinetry. The clean design leaves plenty of room for eye-catching art and sculptural details like the barstools and floating range hood.
State-of-the-art stainless steel appliances suit professional and amateur chefs alike. Dark-stained wood cabinets and trim give this kitchen a warm, homey feel typical of Craftsman style. Lantern inspired pendant lights add sculptural detail.
A clean, modern fire pit is flanked by a built-in bench topped with custom cushions that blend into the calm, neutral color palette. A pair of sculptural boulders become art when placed before a dark garden wall, which edges an elevated pool.
The crisp white walls of this sitting room help accent the sculptural qualities of the Regency spoon back chair and silver tripod table. The modern art sculpture on the wall adds a touch of creativity to the room without distracting from the overall feeling of tranquility.
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.
Designers were careful to blend the indoor and outdoor spaces by taking advantage of sight lines from the home's interior design. The plants in the front courtyard and the back yard can be seen from the living room, kitchen, bedroom and hallways. Here, a sculptural cactus provides a backdrop for art inside the home.
Treated and stained driftwood stands on display as a sculptural piece of art that adds an organic textural element to this coastal modern foyer. A refurbished antique bench gets a bohemian update with indigo tie dye pillows. The photo of rippled sand calls to mind again the coastal inspiration for this space.
Furnishing a living room with a nearby staircase can present a traffic flow obstacle. Similar to hallways, it's best to think of staircases as high-traffic areas requiring at least 36 inches of clearance. Rather than outfitting the walls around a staircase with heavy furniture, try using them to showcase art or accent pieces, such as sculptural chairs or occasional seating in the form of ottomans or lightweight benches.
Everyday glass containers can become wonderful terrarium art, says Joe Guggia, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers and owner of JP Designs Floral in Santa Maria, Calif. These glass vessels are home to two varieties of sculptural sedum. The cylinder vase is planted with jelly bean plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) while the lower container nestles stonecrop, a lovely groundcover sedum.
The plants lining the dining table are prototypes for an outdoor installation Paul is designing for the Brooklyn community. A graduate of Jamaica’s Edna Manley College Of Art in Kingston and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, Paul remains fascinated by the sense of nature that he grew up around. Now in Brooklyn, he represents nature in his sculptural work.
Away from the office the home continues to expand, stretching into this beautiful dining room. Here, as in the living room, the couple's modern tastes complement the industrial bones of the space for an enticing combination. Black continues to be a strong accent color here, included through a pair of sculptural table lamps and one very statuesque planter. The glass top table and patterned, silver-metallic pendants solidify the modern aesthetic alongside art on both walls.
In Rumaan’s study, where he brings his literary creations to life, classic furnishings have been mixed with the family’s enduring love of art. Above his desk, a piece by local artist Jas Knight casts a glow. And on the desk, a work by artist Kehinde Wiley and vintage Princess Diana doll are sculptural elements. The Princess Diana piece was discovered while traveling and became an inspiring element for Rumaan’s latest book.
Let’s be honest. Haven’t we all dreamed of having a bedroom so big it could fit an entire living room in it? In a city famous for its creative use of small spaces, however, a bedroom this cavernous is likely to remain a dream for most New Yorkers. Kalyn and Todd however are making the most of their reality. Sculptural lighting, warm, textured rugs and a continued commitment to interesting art place this room firmly within the stylish context of the rest of the home. Offering nearly as much space as their living room, the couple’s bedroom is likewise divided into two spaces, the bedroom itself, and a beautiful lounge area complete with sofa, pouf and entertainment center.
Whether you are renting or owning, in a city or town for one year or in a forever home, there is no reason you can't personalize and customize your space. Emily Henderson advises you "go into your attic or box of mementoes" for artwork and sculptural elements in your home in place of expensive, original artworks. "If it's two-dimension and means something to you, it can become a piece of art." The living room coffee table is a repurposed circus elephant stand painted with black spray paint, as is the etagere in the far corner. Circular forms that bring in a hip, Eighties vibe repeat in the couch and mantel mirror and peacock blue and natural wood side tables in the room to bring cohesion and purpose.