19885 Home Design Ideas and Photos

From the stained wallpaper, to the lacquered floorboards, to the timber joinery, every element has been hand finished using traditional techniques.
Level 1 workspace (b)
Level 1 teen bedroom
Level 3 living room (b)
Level 3 living room (a)
Exterior, night
Color Farrow & Ball: “Downpipe”
Collection of original and vintage art 

Large Art: Centerpiece  
Bird #1 by Robert Peluce

Chairs: A vintage late 1930's double theater seating by The Heywood Wakefield Co.
Garret & Garage Studio
Floor:  Herringbone wood floor by Havwoods
Front patio with a view of the kitchen
Eat-in portion of the kitchen
Front view, set back from the street with mature landscaping
Living room
Quintessential mid-century built-in desk in the kitchen
Front facade
Exterior of backyard
The result, which will be available commercially in early 2015, is a teardrop-shaped caravan that can be towed behind a vehicle or parked in a backyard.
"We felt it was important to create continuity with nature, rather than compete with it," Soranno stated. "The connection with nature is what makes this place special."
Soranno and Cook used energy-efficient construction and modern mechanical systems in the designs and furnished the interior with pieces from Blu Dot and Knoll.
Some of the city's best views of the Hollywood Hills can be seen from a number of rooms at the Line hotel. Designer Sean Knibb will be speaking at Dwell on Design, during the weekend of May 29-31, on his environmental designs and the joys and challenges of working within LA’s diverse architectural framework. For more on Sean Knibb, please see his profile at DwellonDesign.com.
Guestrooms at the Line hotel all include uniquely crafted furniture pieces by Knibb Design, such as these Negril chairs and Bianco table. 

A Montego Bay, Jamaica, native, Sean Knibb creatively blends natural and man-made elements in to his designs. His company’s mantra is “creative, human, experience,” all of which are visible in the interior and exterior of the Line hotel. Knibb studied at the award-winning design school Otis Parsons School of the Arts, known for its focus in environmental design.
The 1,200-square-foot apartment suite comes with a cozy bohemian couch by Busnelli and an orange-hued hanging light and futuristic, blue Bianco table by Knibb Design.

Every room at the Line hotel offers floor-to-ceiling windows that appear to frame views of the city, including the surrounding 1960s modernist skyscrapers, and in some cases the distant cityscape and Hollywood sign. Concrete is the main design element of the hotel, and it adds an authentically urban ambiance to each of the 388 rooms, which also showcase large-print photographs from LA-based artist Kevin Hanley and furnishings designed by Sean Knibb.
Like the communal spaces, the bedroom features a shining subway tile wall.
The couple supplemented the rawness of the open living area with funky secondhand finds from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.
“The tile, with its sporadic bolts and nails, doesn’t need a lot of art, as it is art too,” Lisa says. “The copper windows... Well, you just can’t find those anymore.”
A new entryway was created for the home; it’s situated across from a patio that leads to a new garage. Western red cedar with a clear finish unifies the exterior look of the property.
The home’s four bedrooms and bathrooms all feature oversized, pinnacle clad windows by Windsor Windows and Doors for optimal views of the surrounding water.
Fir laminate decking ceilings run perpendicular to exposed beams in the dining and living rooms.
Quarter sawn Oak wood floors spread across the home’s shared rooms.
Ted Franklin custom cabinets and Artic white Formica countertops can be found in the kitchen. Thermador appliances—including a wine refrigerator—are spaced throughout the room.
The owners requested that the kitchen act as the center of the home so it was built at the rear of the property. “It allowed us to pop off the roof and add clerestory windows to bring in an abundance of sunlight and fresh air,” DiRocco said. The sink is by Blanco and the faucet is by Grohe.
More than 60 percent of the original home was rebuilt, DiRocco said, and one of the main goals was to bring light into the home. Windsor Windows and Doors, clad in bronze on the exterior and fir in the interior, helped accomplish that mission.

Dive into Dwell's photo archive of spectacular modern homes that embody great design. From midcentury gems to prefabricated units to eye-opening renovations, these inspirational projects are elegant responses to the site and the client's needs. Here, you'll find ideas for every room in the house, whether it be kitchen, bath, bedroom, living, or dining—and beyond.