I do strongly love color, but I am also weak in the knees for a space that plays with contrast and texture. My love for the living room “pit” is still strong – modular sofas are a must. Here the shape and size of the sofa is very elegant, clean and welcoming, due to the textures that surround it. The rug, the paneled walls, the artwork and stacks of books and fresh flowers. Yes please – this room is classic hot – and I want to be listening to Donna Summer, sipping some rose, and hanging out there right now.
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There is nothing better than a well designed sunken living room “pit”. Even better when placed under a huge window with a view. This space works wonderfully due to the cohesive and neutral overall color palette with pops of color in pillows and accessories. And don’t forget the texture and mix of materials used together. Brilliant Space.
Quite possibly the best one, if the other side of this room is a wall of glass doors that overlooks an outdoor patio with a pool. My favorite aspect of this luscious space is the “organized chaos” back wall of books and finds with a pop of yellow. There is still nothing better than a sunken living room feel to lounge and have a cocktail and flip through art and design books…. transplant me there now please.
oh the mid century department store…..
What happened to your stately interiors and the glamorous styling? Here the mural and the up lighting steal my heart, and not to mention the modular dress display and mannequin soaring through the air. This is the Ohrbach’s department store in LA, circa 1948.
“Does your taste run toward authentic high fashions, for the fashion markets of the world? Does an unsurpassed variety of styles intrigue you? Does a big, beautiful, air conditioned store, luxuriously designed to relax you as you shop interest you? All these are yours at Ohrbachs.” – Los Angeles Times, November 28, 1948. – Yes. Yes. and Yes.
Russell Wright : You are amazing!
I just bought the Russell Wright’s book Guide to Easier Living, which is a must have addition to your library. Yet another interior and object design genius from yesteryear. Every detail, color, shape and texture are so right on. Incorporating natural elements into a successful interior to this degree is mind blowing.
Wright’s Manitoga Studio and Residence is chock full of so much inspiration, I am at a loss for words… check it out.
“Wright built a house and studio directly into the side of the quarry, collectively referred to as “Dragon Rock.” Manitoga, which means “place of great spirit,” is an integrated landscape encompassing the house, studio, and grounds, and was Wright’s residence until his death in 1976. ” - source World Monument Fund.
Yes, I would move in right now….