Minimalism meets art-loving funk for these East Coast transplants, who wanted vibrant colors, handcrafted housewares, and modern furniture to complement the sparse backdrop of their mid-century Berkeley home. The result is a connected series of subtly-articulated spaces that mesh art with life, while leveraging the home’s stunning bay views and original features. Our work on this project evolved over the course of five years, but was always rooted in seeking a balance between the love of “the white wall” and a preference for color, texture, and craft.
This home’s existing cast concrete fireplace, with its tactile 60’s vibe, offered a strong starting point. The second major driver was our client’s ever-changing art collection, which ranges from Miro to Cindy Sherman. In response, we treated the home like a gallery, furnishing each room with timeless, quiet pieces that complement the art. Vintage classics and custom furniture, allow the artwork to stand alone while expressing our client’s sensibility and personality.