If you are like us, you’re always curious what the inside of people’s homes who are in the design business look like. It’s fun to see what style they gravitate towards, their favorite colors, the kind of art they collect and the furnishings they like. That’s why we were so excited to get a glimpse into this Houzz exec’s warm, modern home in Palo Alto.
“Home to a Houzz executive and family, this Palo Alto residence epitomizes contemporary, high-end style while reflecting the client’s love of entertaining”, says interior designer Ann Lowengart. “A custom multi-purpose sectional by Flexform is a notable feature in the great room. Its movable pieces can be reimagined into various seating arrangements, ideal for catering to any number of guests. This sofa is also used for family movie nights and watching favorite sports teams.”
“The warm and textured hues used for this room’s furnishings, including orange velvet upholstery, help to balance the clean-lined modernism and contemporary features like the acrylic coffee table. Visual interest is introduced through layered textures and pattern.”
“The fireplace features an uneven design that is reminiscent of desert dunes. The palette, classic hexagonal lights and artwork, and a charmingly dramatic armchair fill the space with timeless mid-century charm. Built-in cabinetry in rich wood tones provides ample storage for the room’s accessories while maintaining the clean, open environment of the space.”
“The dining room features modern artwork by Barbara Vaughn and lighting paired with a geometric table and modern dining chairs.”
“In the family room, the same motifs can be found. Geometric patterns appear on the carpet while a classic mid-century media console and standing lamp offer warm modernism.”
“A live-edge desk creates visual interest in this space while tying in the natural element that is incorporated throughout the home. It is paired with an acrylic chair for a sleek, contemporary touch.”
Geometric motifs are found throughout the home, tying each room to the next, and statement light fixtures add some glamour. Ann Lowengart