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 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 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? But it works.
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.
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