#8: Colin's Curatorial Cube

#8: Colin's Curatorial Cube

Mar 14, 2006

Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Size: 622 sq ft 1 Bedroom

Favorite resource:

Too many to name! I love high-low eclecticism - from EQ3 to Italian clean lines to mid-century modern to neo-baroque. Love X-21 and Monument in SF's Mission - great places to find mid-century treasures.

What inspired you?

The challenge was to create a serene refuge for lounging/ entertaining, while allowing for a display of my ever-expanding collection of contemporary art and design, author-signed books and vintage vinyl. Furniture was kept to a minimum, and arranged to encourage solitary relaxation or intimate conversations with friends, while maximizing the gorgeous views.

Use of white in the entry/ dining area creates airiness, while a restricted neutral palette in the living area allows flexible rotation of wall art. Emphasis was made to represent artisanal objects from my native India, as well as found artifacts from my travels.

Design Tip:

Live in a space for at least a year before you commit to any big pieces. You will discover more about your movement through/ use of the space, as well as the subtle yet important details like the patterns of sunlight during varying seasons.

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