A Los Angeles Craftsman Comes Alive With Color + Contemporary Details
When Eric, a young art collector and entrepreneur, purchased a Craftsman house in Echo Park he knew immediately that Leah Ring of Another Human was the one to transform it. A full gut renovation was needed to create an open, light-filled layout where he had space to entertain and display his artwork. The process included raising the ceiling, moving walls, refinishing the floors, and doing away with the decorative trim, all leading to the home it is today – alive with lots of color and contemporary elements.
Between the blue Arflex sectional sofa and pair of grey chairs behind it, the living room now offers plenty of places to sit with guests when they’re over. The clean, white walls make for the ideal backdrop for Eric’s extensive art collection.
The sofa perfectly frames the Studio Mignone coffee table with black glass and pastel colored block feet.
Another Human was able to help guide the curation and placement of each work of art, like hanging a David Shrigley painting near a Mark Whalen sculpture. To round out the living room, two Wilkes Chiclet Chairs are paired with two acid green tables resting atop a mauve colored rug.
A gallery wall featuring works by Cleon Peterson, Johnny Negron, and Aryz Nacionalismo disguises a Samsung Frame TV in the mix. Just below it is a low console by USM Haller that holds a turntable and records.
Green swirly marble sets the tone for the kitchen design, after an exhaustive search for the perfect color. While the kitchen boasts a muted green and neutrals color palette, the space is far from boring. Green linoleum grounds the room while cream colored cabinets lighten it up.
The green marble covers the countertops, backsplash, and island, adding just the right amount of visual interest.
The bedrooms lean towards minimalism with muted shades and limited furnishings, like the Bocci table lamps on simple wood end tables.
Just off the primary bedroom is its adjoining bathroom clad in six shades of blue Zia Tile in a random mosaic pattern.
The floating blue vanity is accented with glass pulls and sconces from RBW.
The guest bathroom revisits green, evoking a sense of calm and serenity.
Photos by Stephen Paul.