Close-Up: Contemporary Meets Modern Geek

Close-Up: Contemporary Meets Modern Geek

Anthony Nguyen
Jun 2, 2009
When we first stumbled on Tila's and her partner's space, we were blown away by how well they mixed together sheer simplicity with high-end technological mastery. Using lots of careful planning and making sure no one oversteps their boundary in terms of personal style, they've created a space that both looks and functions like a set piece from an art studio and a home theater combined into one sweet lookin' space. Check out full in-line gallery, after the jump.

Everything from the Denon and Onkyo electronics to the framed Star Wars posters to the Danish modern furniture pieces, all screams contemporary geek while maintaining a composed and controlled design aesthetic. Using cabinets to store physical media, spacing out the speakers so nothing is all in one place, and fusing tons of original art into every nook and cranny, the resulting effect is nothing short of remarkable (and clean!).

Despite all of the white tech going on, they chose not to settle with a white-bezeled LCD television (you can take a look at a few we've rounded up here). We think this was a smart choice, however, since the black - along with all of the color warm punches of color added via art and pillows - does a great job in creating a fun environment where your eyes never get tired of wandering.

Art plays a huge part in Tila's home. Canvas lay stretched and layered with an urban-contemporary paint style next to couches so comfortable during movie watching that you almost forget that you're sitting in a home theater.

Did we mention there are robots everywhere? Yeah, we dig the robots.

"Vinyl almost always sounds nicer. Funny that not much has changed over the years for this wonderful format." We really dig the little vinyl storage crates (we're guessing they're IKEA-esque in many ways). Little details like this keep the space varied and warm, away from that cold industrial look that many spaces hold onto quite tightly when using turntables as decor and listening to vinyl on a daily basis.

Now, unfortunately, we must bid adieu to Tila's wonderful home. A fantastic little space it was. Let her know what you thought of her space in the comments!

(Images: Tila from Minhembio)

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