I recently came across this beautiful home tour on the One King's Lane blog, and must say, it's just one of those spaces that hits all the right notes for me. The mid-century modern home, originally designed in 1953 by architect Gregory Ain, belongs to fashion stylist Jessica de Ruiter and her husband Jed Lind of the renowned Commune design firm. What I love about their home is that it feels authentic, collected, and the furnishings and decor blend seamlessly with the unique architecture, as well as its sunny California surroundings.
I don't always gravitate toward modernist design, but when it's done with warm organic materials, handmade textiles, collected heirloom pieces, and an understated neutral palette, I'm a quick convert. Jessica remarks about their careful selection of items for the home: "I’d rather buy pieces that are timeless and that I’ll keep forever than disposable things." I could't agree more with those sentiments and often encourage my clients to adopt the same perspective. When we choose to surround ourselves with the things we love, even if this means it is done slowly over time, we can create a home environment that inspires us daily.
Here's how I would recreate Jessica & Jed's relaxed yet sophisticated California style...
Sources: 1. table lamp // 2. artwork // 3. wall hanging // 4. campaign chair // 5. vintage beni ourain rug // 6. vintage persian rug // 7. knotted wood side table // 8. handmade ceramics // 9. fair trade bolster pillows // 10. woven basket // 11. wrap bench
Read more & see the full tour over on One King's Lane