I loved working on this incredible Charles Ward home in Santa Monica featured on ArchDigest.com. The owner and designer, and artist in her own right, had an incredible and beautiful empty space ready to be filled. The concrete details, wood doors and trim, and incredible stucco walls were all there. My job was to make the home come to life. Though I originally wanted to put simple hard clean lines in here to match the structure, I actually went with a juxtaposition and filled it with texture. A soft low sofa…Moroccan Rugs… pillows, blankets, art and books everywhere.
This kitchen opened my eyes up about wooden cabinets! Maybe they CAN be fresh and modern! I loved tying in the color and warmth of the wood by adding even more of it! The wooden bar stool and smooth edges of the slab table play up the space. The incredible windows take advantage of and show off the perfect California weather in this Santa Monica house. The built in concrete bench is incredible, we softened it up with the round edges and warm wood of a slab table. I also used wire Bertoia chairs for the simple reason that they disappear into the space. In rooms with bones this good the less but more refined furniture the better... In these rooms simple but deliberate touches do it. A perfect less is more scenario.