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A Los Angeles Craftsman Comes Alive With Color + Contemporary Details

01.23.23 | By
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.

modern living room with light blue section sofa and coffee table with books stacked

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.

modern living room with light blue section sofa and coffee table with books stacked

The sofa perfectly frames the Studio Mignone coffee table with black glass and pastel colored block feet.

modern living room sitting area with two grey chairs and lime green tables

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.

gallery wall full of art with low console with record player and vinyl

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.

white wall with white shelves holding objects

view into remodeled kitchen in green and beige

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.

view into remodeled kitchen in green and beige

view looking down at angle green metal stools

framed view of a renovated kitchen with green and white swirl marble

The green marble covers the countertops, backsplash, and island, adding just the right amount of visual interest.

framed view of modern kitchen with stainless stove and green and white marble

framed view of modern kitchen with stainless stove and green and white marble

modern bedroom showing half of bed with muted tone bedding

The bedrooms lean towards minimalism with muted shades and limited furnishings, like the Bocci table lamps on simple wood end tables.

primary bedroom view looking into blue bathroom

modern bathroom with blue cabinet and mosaic blue and white tiles

Just off the primary bedroom is its adjoining bathroom clad in six shades of blue Zia Tile in a random mosaic pattern.

modern bathroom with blue cabinet and mosaic blue and white tiles

The floating blue vanity is accented with glass pulls and sconces from RBW.

modern bathroom with blue cabinet and mosaic blue and white tiles

modern bathroom with blue cabinet and mosaic blue and white tiles

half view of guest bedroom corner

modern bathroom with muted green cabinet and matching tile

The guest bathroom revisits green, evoking a sense of calm and serenity.

modern bathroom with muted green cabinet and matching tile

modern bathroom with muted green cabinet and matching tile

modern room with neon pink daybed and colorful art on the wall

Photos by Stephen Paul.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.