Hayon and his wife, photographer Nienke Klunder, and their son, Tys, has filled his home with many of his own designs, including the Bardot sofa for Bernhardt Design and the 22 chair for Ceccotti and mint-colored armoire for Bisazza Bagno.
In keeping with Hayon’s goal of creating a serene and airy home, the master bedroom and sticks to a mostly neutral palette of whites and grays. The bench by the bed is a custom piece designed by Hayon and Klunder and fabricated by their carpenter friend Josep Joffre.
Hayon and Klunder’s kitchen is all white, down to the minimalist, lacquered Santos cabinets. When it comes to picking paint and fabric colors, Hayon advocates for grayed-out hues. “My recommendation is that even when you use bolder colors make sure they have a percentage of gray in them,” he says. “If you use yellow, it should be yellow-gray. If a green is used it should be a green-gray.”
In the gleaming, glam bathroom, “it was important to use different whites,” says Hayon. “The dull Macael marble I used is warmer and easier to combine with white ceiling paint than stone from Carrara.” Hayon’s Josephine ceramic lamps, designed for Metalarte, are complemented by a matching warm gray Bisazza Bagno vanity, also by Hayon.bisazzabagno.itmetalarte.com
The best way to integrate different furniture styles is to treat “the space like a gallery and place objects according to their colors,” Hayon says. He cautions against using too much natural wood furniture in a space with wood floors: “You need contrast.” In his home, contrasting materials, small porcelain objects, and an occasional black form enliven a palette of light gray furniture.
The best way to showcase vintage hardware is to polish it lightly and paint door and window frames a pale white or gray, according to Hayon. Brass hardware also effectively accents mint-colored furniture like the Bisazza Bagno cabinet in the living room, a Hayon design from 2011.