Today I’m starting a new random series that will feature selected images from a single designer or firm’s portfolio. These are from the residential work of Commune Design. I’ve known about their commercial projects — like Ace Hotel Palm Springs, a long-time favorite — but only recently learned of their residential work when my friend Katherine from Cabbage Rose featured them on her Tumblr site.
Via Commune Design. (Thanks Katherine!)
Of course you’ve heard by now that Bob and Courtney Novogratz are working on their new show for HGTV — and, if you haven’t heard, join the club; I just found out this morning. But reading about “Home by Novogratz” (the title of the new show) prompted me to take a quick trip to their company site, Sixx Design, to see if there was any news there. No news, but I did take another look at some of the projects featured in their former Bravo show, including the work done in the Hamptons, shown above. I’m looking forward to the new show.
Via Sixx Design.
This home in San Diego really captured me. The exterior (that’s actually two separate structures on one lot in the first photo) is sublime, but it’s the interior that has a special magic. Initially feeling too stark for my taste, I’m drawn to the precise order these rooms show. I love the glass backsplash in the kitchen, along with the oxblood red cabinet detail. And that last shot? It’s the closet. Oh yes….
I’m on the fence about this bedroom. While the dramatic color palette, refined textures, and great use of materials appeal to me — along with how it seems as if it would be easy to replicate this look, there’s something borderline over-the-top about it. Maybe it’s the fur-trimmed headboard?