LA craftsman brought to life with contemporary colors and details

When Eric, a young art collector and entrepreneur, bought a craftsman’s house in Echo Park, he immediately knew that Leah ring of another human it was he who transformed it. A complete gut renovation was needed to create a bright, open layout where he had space for entertaining and displaying his artwork. The process included raising the ceiling, moving the walls, refinishing the floors and removing decorative trim, all leading to the home it is today – alive with lots of color and contemporary elements.

Between the blue Arflex sectional sofa and the pair of gray chairs behind it, the living room now offers plenty of places to sit with guests when they are finished. The clean white walls provide the perfect backdrop for Eric’s extensive art collection.

The sofa perfectly frames the Studio Mignone coffee table with black glass and pastel colored block legs.

Another human may have helped guide the curation and placement of each artwork, such as hanging a painting by David Shrigley near a sculpture by Mark Whalen. To complete the living room, two Wilkes Chiclet chairs are paired with two acid green tables resting on a mauve colored rug.

gallery wall full of art with low console with record player and vinyl

A gallery wall featuring works by Cleon Peterson, Johnny Negron and Aryz Nacionalismo disguises a Samsung Frame TV in the mix. Directly below is a bass console from USM Haller which contains a turntable and records.

white wall with white shelves containing objects

view of the renovated kitchen in green and beige

Swirling green marble sets the tone for the kitchen design, after an exhaustive search for the perfect color. While the kitchen features a muted green and neutral color palette, the space is far from boring. Green linoleum grounds the room while cream-colored cabinetry brightens it up.

view of the renovated kitchen in green and beige

View looking up at corner green metal stools

framed view of remodeled kitchen with green and white swirl marble

Green marble covers the counters, backsplash, and island, adding just the right amount of visual interest.

framed view of modern kitchen with stainless steel cooker and green and white marble

framed view of modern kitchen with stainless steel cooker and green and white marble

modern bedroom showing half of the bed with muted bedding

Rooms lean toward minimalism with soft shades and limited furnishings, like Bocci table lamps on simple wooden end tables.

view of the master bedroom overlooking the blue bathroom

modern bathroom with blue cabinet and blue and white mosaic tiles

Just off the master bedroom is its ensuite bathroom clad in six shades of blue Zia Tile in a random mosaic pattern.

modern bathroom with blue cabinet and blue and white mosaic tiles

The floating blue vanity is accented with handles and glass appliques by RBW.

modern bathroom with blue cabinet and blue and white mosaic tiles

modern bathroom with blue cabinet and blue and white mosaic tiles

half view of the guest bedroom area

modern bathroom with muted green cabinet and matching tile

The guest bathroom revisits green, evoking a feeling of calm and serenity.

modern bathroom with muted green cabinet and matching tile

modern bathroom with muted green cabinet and matching tile

modern bedroom with neon pink daybed and colorful art on the wall

Photos by Stephane Paul.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found looking for vintage merchandise, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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