Design by Jhane Barnes
If you're good at pulling together an outfit, can you also be good at pulling together a room? Designer Jhane Barnes says yes.
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"I like to layer lots of different things together, not only in pattern but in materials," says Barnes. In the 1950s modern house she shares with her husband, Katsuhiko Kawasaki, she’s currently re-doing the white stucco and glass exterior. She’s chosen Ipe wood with a dense grain, bluestone and Cor-Ten steel, a metal that’s a combination of copper and steel. In addition to the varying textures, Barnes loves the layers of color: "The bluestone is that natural bluish gray, Cor-Ten is a rusty color and the Ipe wood is natural."
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