Gene and Heidi's home is one of the most sleek and colorful spaces that's appeared on Apartment Therapy. They've mixed high-end modern designer pieces with a few carefully chosen IKEA finds and lots of gorgeous artwork to create a vibrant space. Whether you're looking to invest in high-quality furniture or you're working within a tight budget, here are a few sources for achieving a similar look.
The difference in price between high and low sofas has to do with the quality of the frame, cushions, springs, and upholstery, as well as how it's made. Handwork and designer cachet can further elevate the price. For tips on buying a good sofa, see this post.
Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair, designed in 1948 is a classic piece that's made for curling up. Its name comes from the way it envelopes the sitter.
The colorful patterns on the rug were created by Alexander Girard, a mid-century fabric designer who made patterns for Herman Miller and was strongly influenced by folk art.
Gene and Heidi have a set of nesting tables by Josef Albers, a Bauhaus-era artist who specialized in abstract geometric paintings made from saturated squares of colors. His tables are likewise colorful and inventive.
Enclosed wall-mounted shelving can add storage while maintaining the streamlined aesthetic that makes this room feel so clean and modern.
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Photo: Gene Na