Matching Finish, Form and Function

Matching Finish, Form and Function

Gregory Han
Mar 19, 2012

On a scale of 1-10, rating balancing home decor with home tech, I'd give photographer Jeremy Harwell's studio a 9.9 (the .1 deducted is because I'm envious). Currently featured as a tour over at decor8, this anti-man cave harmoniously merges an affinity for midcentury decor with several polished metal electronics, creating a space of ageless sophistication, deftly avoiding style or gender labels...

What caught my eye was Jeremy's Nakamichi stereo system (Nakamichi SoundSpace SS5); I had this very audio system years ago, but never thought of removing the front panels and exposing the speakers underneath as he has. It's an aesthetic decision which gives the system a more unified presence. You can nab one of these for uses for a fraction of the price of what they wanted when they were new over at eBay.

A pair of unbelievably slim profile Super LED LG E2290V monitors add an additional polished metal element into the space, complementing various other non-tech metal finished items mindfully placed throughout (note how many spherical and pedestal base metal items are shown). The monitors work almost as decorative mirrors, reflecting an abstract of both light and form back into the room. It's an excellent example why matching electronic components finishes actually is worth considering if you want an aesthetically pleasing space to live and work from.

Check out more decor eye candy over at decor8's Creative Studio Tour of Photographer Jeremy Harwell and get ready to be inspired.

Images: Jeremy Harwell

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