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.
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.
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.
Green marble covers the counters, backsplash, and island, adding just the right amount of visual interest.
Rooms lean toward minimalism with soft shades and limited furnishings, like Bocci table lamps on simple wooden end tables.
Just off the master bedroom is its ensuite bathroom clad in six shades of blue Zia Tile in a random mosaic pattern.
The floating blue vanity is accented with handles and glass appliques by RBW.
The guest bathroom revisits green, evoking a feeling of calm and serenity.
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.
. craftsman takes to life with colors details contemporary