Claire Paquin carefully blended her design ideas with the unusual architecture of this home for a stunning look. For example, in the hall at the top of the staircase leading to the master suite, she placed colorful modern art facing each other on two blank walls to balance the weight of a large slatted half wall that otherwise commands the space.
Designer Claire Paquin incorporated an unusually slatted wood accent wall as a focal point for this modern-styled master bedroom. She continued this serene atmosphere by keeping the elements of this room neutral, such as the white viscose rug, simple bedding and matching white lacquer nightstands. Pulling from the purple and chartreuse modern artwork on the wall, the designer added similarly hued pillows as colorful accents in the room.
Initially the home included a solid wall where the architectural screen wall now stands. By doing a screen wall, the team was able to expand the stairwell without impeding into the dining room space. “It’s a statement on its own,” says build manager Dan Faires. “It’s a vertical dark wood slatted wall, but it’s not heavy.”
One black wall in this sea of white turns a modern stairway into a focal point and spotlights colorful contemporary paintings. The narrow stairwell incorporates a unique coffered ceiling with integrated lighting as well as an open, slatted stair design that doesn't hide the art.
Every detail of this home is modern, from the sleek stairway near the pool to the low-profile chaise longue that rests beside it. Inside and out, slatted wood sheathes walls for a neutral, restful effect.
A classic rock garden forms a zen focal point in this modern Los Angeles backyard. A slatted wood accent wall provides a backdrop for the soothing water feature, while succulent plantings dot the low-maintenance beds.
Wood cabinets and accents, including a striking pair of modern, slatted wood pendants, lend an earthy vibe to this modern, open plan kitchen. Cabinet hardware is clean and minimal. A gray tile backsplash mirrors the soft gray hue of the walls.
This master bathroom features all-over neutral tones, giving it a light and airy feel. The vanity boasts ivory slatted front cabinets paired with a sand-like countertop, while a wall-to-wall wood framed mirror gives the space a larger appearance. Matching brushed bronze sconces flank the mirror.
From the paneled walls to the slatted wood ceiling to the gauzy draperies that adorn the canopy bed, the color white dominates this ethereal master bedroom. Transitional furnishings ground the space, and textiles provide subtle hits of color. Clerestory windows welcome loads of natural sunlight into the airy space.
Unique, dove-shaped pendants light up this kitchen peninsula in an artful way. The modern, open-plan space features bold blue lower cabinets that stand out against the stark white walls. Organic elements like the slatted wood ceiling and tribal carvings connect the home to its wooded site.
A modern catwalk provides a path through the upper story of this light-filled home. Large expanses of glass bring in loads of natural light, casting interesting shadows against sleek stone walls. A slatted wood ceiling adds interest, as well as an organic element that helps connect the house to its natural surroundings.
This spa-like bathroom is flooded with natural light as a result of the slatted rooftop, allowing a touch of the outdoors to peek its way through. A drop in bathtub surrounded by neutral stone and tropical plants provides a spot for relaxing, while a large window frames a glimpse at the stone walls in the adjacent room.