bauhaus beauty | master class | refined retro


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Tweaking classic modern designs allows you to put a fresh face on the past, and truly create a personalized look in your home. While working with Steven Erhlich Architects to build this, their Venice Beach home, a young couple expressed they wanted a design that was light and airy, incorporating the natural surroundings. Their choice of color (white), material (concrete floors with a high-gloss finish), and a few distinctive pieces (unique green sofas and the classic Eames "surfboard" table) all serve as a means to this end. The moral: Don't feel locked to one "style"; democratization of design is a fine thing.

Get this look with the products below!


from Cassina

These sofas are so boxy, they take on a fun personality! The white dramatically contrasts windows and painted walls.

Terra Firma

Terra Firma
from Lolah

Synthetic materials, used judiciously, can add spunk to a room. Try Lolah's "Crumb Rubber Flooring" on for size.

Eames® Elliptical Table

Eames® Elliptical Table
from Herman Miller for the Home

This elongated, 1951 design from Eames was playfully dubbed the "Surfboard Table" for its distinct shape.

Chelsea Wall Unit

Wall Unit
from Lema

Who said practical couldn't also be stylish? The folks at Lema have both fronts covered.

Hydra Terra by Nemo

Hydra Terra by Nemo
from Illuminating Experiences

Italian designer Carlo Forcolini fashioned this dramatically hinged floor lamp.

Fulton Dining Table

Fulton 48 Dining Table
from Niedermaier

What a table! Since the '60s, Niedermaier has been synonymous with high quality and high style.

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