Design for Urban Living

Family Home


Posted on September 4th, by David Bjorngaard in Inhabit. No Comments

I recently opened up my copy of Architectural Digest and fell in love with this home. I love the casual ease of the home, especially the kitchen and bedrooms, built for a family of four with money. I mean, there are some of the really expensive signifiers of good taste: the Corbusier chairs, the Scandinavian furniture, the lap pool. But taking away from these monied shots, there are some lessons which we can take away.

Love the bleached oak cabinets with textured glass fronts, the black metal pendant and the built-in leather banquette...and the two daddies.

Love that the bleached oak cabinets with textured glass fronts and countertops blend in with the walls, and the black metal pendant and chairs add contrast. The built-in leather banquette looks expensive, but it could be made cheaply with great looking faux-leather vinyl. And lets call out the two daddies with two cute kids!

Great "city scape" wood end table, and Robbs-John Gibbons chairs in leather. The pop of yellow helps to electrify this room.

Great “city scape” wood end table, and Robs-John Gibbons chairs in leather. The pop of yellow is needed to electrify this room.

The first time I saw this I thought "boy is this gay". I mean who hangs art work over a lap pool?

The first time I saw this I thought “boy is this gay”. I mean who hangs art work over a lap pool? But it works.

I like how the bed and night stands are framed by the headboard, which sort of protects the sleepers. And the scale and shape of the lamp shades is different and interesting.

A very neutral color scheme is calming in a bedroom. I like how the bed and night stands are framed by the headboard, which provides  metaphorical protection to the sleepers. And the scale and shape of the lamp shades is different and interesting.

You've seen this image before {check out Lounging Time here}

You’ve seen this image before {check out Lounging Time here}

Cutest kids room. And it is really just plan room with cool wall covering on one wall and some pops of color. This is a lesson in fun restraint.

Cutest kids room. And it is really just plain room with cool wall covering and some pops of color. This is a lesson in fun restraint.

David Bjørngaard, September 2014

Interiors by Vincent Van Duysen





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