Monday, March 2, 2009

MARCH Primed4Design{er} of the Month ~ Naturally Contemporary

Anyone else enjoying the snow day at home here in the DC area?! I'm about to get some hot chocolate! :)

These beautiful photos of our friend Brad's house in LA will surely warm you up:

As soon as you walk in you are greeted by an octagonal tray ceiling foyer (giving the ceiling architectural interest and height), complete with a warm circular pendant light, vases with fresh flowers, a beautiful Buddha statue, and a circular dark wood table (mimicking the circular pendant light). It's a wonderful entrance that greets you with warm, natural earth tones - which are reflected in the rest of the space behind the entrance.

A vase with swirled twigs and a dark wood mirror greet you on the right as you walk into the living room/dining room.

Keeping the color scheme simple in an open floor plan helps tie the spaces together. Notice the great printed chair really pops with the simple, natural color scheme of the rest of the area.

How much do you love this fireplace?! Check out the crackle finish that Brad did himself. Fabulous!

Continuing the simple, natural color scheme in the bedroom allows the very colorful painting to stand out. And another great way to make a room seem larger is with mirrors.

Enjoy the slideshow of Brad's Naturally Contemporary home here. It's time for some hot chocolate! :)


Wendy said...

*Love the entrance

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and patterns thruout- the blues and browns give the feeling of modern, clean and masculine. If it was my bedroom, I would try to emphasise the headboard and main wall area a little more. I think that a much larger headboard and something tall and vertical, maybe a bare, dark-stained, drift wood tree or branches toward the corner would draw much attention as the main points and give the room a more filled, but not crowded, cozy feel. Just some ideas :)