Amit Apel Design and style produced a household home in Los Angeles, California, USA about the colours of black, white and different shades of grey. The bold contrasts between the black and white walls are tempered by the various textures utilized all through the home. In the dining space the textures are presented 1st within the concrete flooring and then in the lush geometrically patterned location rug below the table and most impressively in the globe of sparkling crystals inside the light fixture. Although the area only utilizes black, grey and white as its muse, pops of blues and greens from the pool and garden outside wrap the space in a cool and crisp atmosphere.
From the street, the residence creates a profile of white and wood and does not belie the powerful black compositions inside.
As you pass through the fence surrounding the property and make your way to the front entrance, shades of black make their presence identified within the aggregate walkway an the smooth concrete pavers. Right here, also, greenery is introduced by way of plantings as a grout line around the pavers and in tiny function moments.
The back of the residence presents a a lot more contemporary profile with its walls of window glazings and geometric voids.
The backyard is divided with a lawn on one side and the spa and pool on the other. Although the pool is directly outside the dining area, it can also be accessed through the outdoor lounge area just outdoors the indoor living zone.
The dining area has two huge sections of gridded window glazings that can be totally opened up for an indoor/outside way of life.
The windows completely retract into the walls for a seamless integration to the outdoors.
The black wall inside the dining room does not run the full length of the room, allowing for a view into the social zone beyond. In the corner of the social zone is the home workplace, entirely wrapped in glazing, generating both a private and however public space.
The office attributes the same black gridded windows as the dining space and this detail is continued within the framework of the two chairs facing the desk.
The wall that separates the living space from the dining area is also black on the living space side, although opposite the fireplace wall is a composition of white shelving.
The gridded glass wall in the living area also opens up to produce an outside extension of the social zone.
I adore how the hearth floats a couple of inches above the concrete floor to produce a dark shadow line.
The office is centrally situated among the living area and the kitchen
The white of the kitchen cabinets pop against both the black walls that surround them and the wood that wraps the island. The wood on the bar is a beautiful backdrop to the two white barstools. The appear is clean, crisp and rather amazing.
Whilst the kitchen is in the front of the property, it can nonetheless take advantage of the garden vistas through the massive expanses of glazings in the dining and living zones. The gridding on all the windows and the back wall separating the dining and living rooms create a continuum to the black walls within the kitchen.
Although the kitchen has the exact same flooring used elsewhere within this level, the kitchen itself is on a “floating” platform. Much like the hearth of the fireplace, the dramatic shadow line created at the level modify emphasizes the modify of plane. Generating extra geometry, verticality and colour to the space is the concrete planter filled with the yellow and green variegated leaves of a big clump of Snake plants.
Just previous the kitchen is the major entrance to the house and in this foyer, street chic is played up by way of the installation of a exciting black and white wall paper on the stairwell wall.
The double volume foyer opens to the kitchen on the left, the stairwell on the right and a tiny powder area straight ahead.
The powder room is tucked into the space beneath the mezzanine.
The powder space features a wall of reclaimed wood, a glitzy light fixture and a sculptural sink with a floor standing faucet. The space is entertaining, creative, elegant, rustic and down appropriate gorgeous.
The treads inside the open riser staircase are produced from strong planks of wood cantilevered out from the street vibe wallpaper, creating a 3 dimensional statement that is a lot more like an art installation then a functional stairwell, but functional it most definitely is.
At the leading of the stairwell a mezzanine wrapped in a Stainless Steel security rail appears back down to the social level under.
Just off of the mezzanine, an open loved ones area delivers comfy seating for socializing just before turning in for the evening.
The loved ones area has its own private washroom as well as its own access to a deck.
The bathroom off of the loved ones area is wrapped in large 24″x24″ tiles tonally the same as the flooring downstairs.
With no large pops of black within this washroom, the wood surround on the mirror becomes the focal point.
The Master Suite has its own private outside lounge area.
The deck off of the Master Suite is kept even more private by the tall evergreen hedging that flanks the side of the deck.
With the surrounding properties only a single level, the view from the deck is all encompassing.
The deck overlooks the front of the residence.
The ensuite also overlooks the front of the property, but even so, the architects created this area to have big sweeping views by way of a wall of glazing that can be appreciated from every vantage point whether or not bathing, showering, making use of the sink or other and although the views are a fairly nice addition to the space, the elements inside the room are simply gorgeous.
The 3 light fixtures over the soaker tub are a gorgeous composition of gridding in different shapes that project a honeycomb shadow pattern all through the area and the impact is as great as the pendants themselves. Then there’;s the glass wrapped double shower stall – wow.
Across from the soaker tub and stroll-in shower is exactly where the vanity is positioned. A extended white cantilevered cabinet with a white sink at either end and an equally long mirror above that reflects both the view and the pendants more than the tub, the vanity zone is a functional, sleek, contemporary minimalist moment.
The second of the 3 additional bedrooms plays with the colour white by means of numerous textures in the gigantuous vessels, the location rug and the bed itself. Every single a single of these textures creates its personal story within its shadows for an interestingly sculptural room composition.
The area also plays with black and characteristics a wall in matte black, bedside tables and lamps in black as nicely as two chairs. As opposed to most of the other black and white rooms, this space has added a touch of colour through the two silvery blue cushions on the chairs.
This bedroom has a narrow deck that overlooks the pool and spa, so the bluish pillows are selecting up on the watery components beneath
The ensuite of this bedroom is a jazzy expression of giant brush strokes on the wall that is countered by a geometric show inside the vanity and storage systems. Layered into these opposing fluid and structured styles is a simple and elegant wood vessel sink. Just lovely.
The guest bedroom characteristics a white and silver bulls head above the bed for a moment of whimsical fun.
Adding to the “entertaining” aspect of the room is the black and white pop art painting above the dresser.
The ensuite to the guest bedroom replaces the white cabinetry with a midnight grey floating vanity that features a glass countertop. The vanity is a crisp statement against the textured stacked stonewall.
One more bathroom inside the Mansfield property plays with horizontal and vertical shapes by layering a tall and narrow mirror more than a two-tiered vanity. Pretty cool.
Amiat Apel Design and style