This past weekend, I popped into a couple of open houses to get some inspiration and put some spark back into my first home savings plan (which may take slight hit due to my continuoulsy looming Louboutin considerations. Eeek!) Anyways, after nearly drooling on myself over a newly built $2M Brownstone in my area, I came back down to reality and visited some much more realistic, smaller and older homes. I started thinking of the potential renovations I could plan in each one.
After my adventures, I started doing some renovations research and was so drawn to this design by James Magni. The serenity of the mostly white and clear pallette, combined with the unobstructed light throughout the space really balance the unwavering, flawless lines and modern masculine design scheme.
And the owner really pulled at my heart strings when saying, “For me, order and cleanliness equal peace. No matter what kind of day I’ve had, no matter what happened at the office, I can guarantee that all my stresses and worries will be defused when I get home,” he says. “This house takes my breath away. There is nothing I would do differently.” Couldn’t have said it better myself!
“In some homes a sense of spirituality in decor is defined by dream catchers, meditation stones, wind chimes, and twisty stalks of lucky bamboo. The impeccably restrained Beverly Hills, California, house that designer James Magni renovated for a young dynamo in the health-food business interprets that concept in a completely different language. This is a place where serenity and otherworldliness are a function of pristine open spaces, seamless fields of white stone, sunlight, water, and sky.”
All photos and quotes from Architectural Digest.