A Lot of GeometryJeff is a film producer whose contemporary condo is nowhere near ready for its closeup. He wants to transform his plain, white living room into a hip, modern hangout where he can entertain friends and business associates. He would like his living room design to be inspired by his two favorite items — his old, worn-in boots and his new laptop computer. He wants the room to be warm and comfortable like the boots, but still have a modern sleekness like his computer.
By bringing in bold color, creative lighting techniques and soft, comfortable fabrics, Kenneth creates a warm, inviting space that brings high style down to earth. From the hanging fixtures and lights above the mirrors to the reflections on the fireplace and cabinets, the lighting effects add real drama to the room, as do the colorful accents.
Seating AreaThe cabinets square off the room so that the seating area is parallel with the overhang. The back of the sofa is visible when entering the room, so Kenneth selects a sofa with an interesting shape and a nice back. The sofa's white piping enhances its lines and ties in with the grid on the showcase wall.
Kenneth's Tip: Always take a sofa for a test sit. It may be more comfortable than it looks, or it may look more comfortable than it feels.
Showcase WallThe framed mirrors and sconces are positioned to turn the reflections into unique pieces of art. The lights and mirrors combined play on the various angles so you see something different from every vantage point.
Kenneth's Tip: Examine your room from all angles to find optimum views.
Lounge AreaThe lounge area complements the main seating area and adds a pop of color against the large gray wall.
Kenneth's Tip: Use bright colors in small doses for larger spaces.
Windows and LightingAt night, the bright-orange globe lights cast web-like shadows on the matching orange loft wall.
CabinetsFor a seamless look, a white stripe is painted on the bathroom door in the corner. The cabinet doors are plain-paneled without any visible hardware to provide a clean, polished look.