A spidery, three-armed pendant connects with the modern spindle legs of Eames-style dining chairs in this chic, modern dining room. The clean-lined space features an eclectic collection of artwork and accessories. Broad windows bring in loads of natural light.
This library space was once a sea of wall-to-wall green with gold accents and cluttered bookshelves. Now, the space is elegant and calming. The home's original molding and wainscoting has been restored and highlighted in this sleek, new design, and the bookcases have been cleaned up and stocked with myriad books. The luscious, overstuffed furniture gives the family a great place to relax and read, but this space has also been equipped with some tech savvy gadgets, such as a projector with a retractable screen, so that the family can watch their favorite soccer matches in style.
“I’m an art lover and an artist at heart,” Gladys says about her extensive use of art in her design aesthetic. Arguably, the family room houses an even more impressive collection than the living room. Abstract paintings of all sizes sit alongside Italian posters, hand-carved stools, larger-than-life statues and a variety of sculpture. At the center of it all: a beautifully designed console and striking side table blur the line between furniture and art.
This kitchen packs a lot of punch, with plenty of workspace, open shelving, a breakfast nook, storage, uppers and even french doors! Custom color cabinets, reclaimed wood shelving, smoked glass uppers, matte black and brass finishes, and postmodern pops make this space completely unique. It's a fun space that's meant to be fresh, inviting, and playful without sacrificing any amenity!
The dining room is the one room in the house that Gladys confesses posed an ongoing challenge. Maximalist design requires space above all else, and at first the dining room just wasn't being accommodating. “It’s a small space, and for a while I was fighting to make it look bigger,” she says. “After months of shuffling furniture around the space, I surrendered to its size and embraced a more intimate feel.”
A custom marble fireplace frames an 80-inch flat-screen TV, forming this modern great room's pièce de résistance. A low, custom sofa serves as a perfect spot for TV watching, lounging and enjoying conversation while taking advantage of the sweeping city view.
Ultimately, the small space didn’t keep Gladys from making her dining room into something special. All she needed was the right statement pieces. The hand chairs were perfect, she says, because they added more than a funky look to the space. “Not only are they eccentric-looking, they add texture to the room, along with the functionality of extra seating for guests.” The chairs contribute to the classic black and white color palette of the space, with the nails provide a striking pop of red that accents the entire room.
A plush brown sofa with blue accent pillows provides a comfy spot to relax and unwind in this modern family room. A pair of light blue footstools act as ottomans on which to prop up your feet after a long day.
This accent chair in the corner of the modern farmhouse living room is a designer favorite. The pretty pattern on the front brings subtle texture to the space, and the wood and burlap detailing on the back is stunning.