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A Glass House Harmonizes With the Desert

This spectacular pavilion of glass and steel emerges out of a desert scene, when protecting its inhabitants out of the 29, making the most of light and its views. The house includes an approach of shades and overhangs which shield it, provides inviting spaces for outside living and employs panels of glass to let in the perspectives. Lake Flato enlisted The Building Zone to build this custom layout for a golfing- and also desert-loving couple from Texas. Sit back and take a tour.

in a Glance
Who lives here: A golf-loving couple
Location:
Desert Mountain, Arizona (near Scottsdale)
Size: Around 4,400 square feet; 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths
Year built: 2009

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This portion of Arizona, Desert Mountain, appreciates cooler temperatures, which equals considerably more time spent outside in all three seasons than in other areas of the country. The landscape contains a sequence of several outdoor chambers, designed for relaxing, swimming, eating pool and enjoying a fire on chilly nights.

The spaces relate to the house through visual and physical connections and substances. On this outdoor terrace, a steel stairs, exposed concrete and flagstones link back to the house via texture and color.

Logs for the fire pit have been stored beneath a sidewalk. On the right, there’s a a different and grill terrace with a dining area.

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The architects oriented the windows so that the owners can take from the desert and the hills, whilst editing homes from view.

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The home consists of four buildings: the main house, the garage, the guest suite and also the office. While the inside is protected by large overhangs from the desert sunshine, windows maximize natural lighting indoors. The pathways as well as the overhangs create connections between the buildings, making them a part of a complete.

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The main house is a glass pavilion. On the left of it is a home office building; the breezeway seen in the border of this film connects to some guest pavilion.

“Sustainability is quite important to the two Lake Flato and Construction Zone,” says Byrnes. “A big portion of this is using local materials. We now sourced at least 90% of the materials used on this job locally.” For example, he sourced the mesquite to your flooring and the floating accent wall in the living area from nearby Tucson.

“Other renewable elements of this home include the tight envelope, high-efficiency systems, mild control systems, and overhangs that shade the home from direct sunlight and operate in concert with large windows which make the most of the pure lighting,” says Byrnes. Clerestory windows connect the exterior and the rooms and disperse natural lighting from room to room.

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The home transforms into an open-air pavilion. Custom pivot doors have a minimalist aesthetic. When they are closed, the line between indoors and outside is difficult to see; if they are receptive, the line evaporates.

The open-air spirit continues throughout the inside. Walls float, with spaces left open above and beneath. This strategy adds ratio and branch to the spaces, whilst light and air circulate from 1 room to the next.

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Glass and lofty ceilings allow views of the landscape from nearly everywhere within the home. All the furniture and the walls tip your attention to the perspective; this shot seems like a view.

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In terms of the logistics of building such a home, hiring seasoned regional builders to execute a layout is typically a fantastic plan; they understand resources, the craftspeople and climate issues. “We utilized hot-rolled steel all over the job; in our arid climate, we do not have to use weathering Cor-Ten steel,” says Byrnes.

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The steel around the pool and the structure makes it blend into its desert environment and connect it together; look at how it relates to the overhang in this photo.

If you look closely at the pool, you can observe a separate spa area on the right side, which is concealed beneath 1/2 inch or so of water. This way the dip pool and the spa appear as one simple rectangular element, which will be in keeping with the house’s minimalist aesthetic.

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All the furnishings are in harmony with the house. While you may see an icon here and there, most of the bits have lines and colors which blend in and enhance, rather than compete with, the spectacular views.

“Much of the furniture inside was custom made by Lake Flato and built by Building Zone, like this nightstand/headboard/platform bed,” says Byrnes. “While a huge portion of our company is building our own designs, working in the function as builder with amazing architects such as these was a great experience.”

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Groovy 1970s Retro Pad at Los Angeles

“If my walls could talk, they’d say thank you,” says Lorena California. It was in total disrepair before this wardrobe artist, stylist and classic boutique owner renovated her Echo Park, California, home with her celebrity husband, Johnny Sleeper, she says. Now each corner welcomes 1960s and ’70s style, from high-pile orange shag carpets to lemon-colored modular vinyl cabinets that save eight-track tapes. Feeling groovy? Get ideas for your own mod pad out of this dream home that is exuberantly.

at a Glance
Who lives here: Lorena California and Johnny Sleeper
Location: Los Angeles
Size: 1,650 square feet; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
That’s interesting: The house is allegedly haunted by a kitty ghost termed Peachfuzz Kelli Pop.

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Alex Amend: what’s your preferred furniture bit?
Lorena California: One of my favourite furniture pieces are these classic 1960s Broyhill modular vinyl cupboards. The lemon and lime colors I like even better than the Raymond Loewy bits they’re knockoffs of. We utilize the credenza to shop and play classic records and eight-tracks.

Carpet: Linoleum City; credenza: classic Broyhill; chair: classic

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AA: What’s your latest splurge?
LC: This floating sofa is among my favorites and is something I have always dreamt of owning. In reupholstering the couch in that color I splurged. One of my best friends works for Kelly Wearstler and could not believe I had exactly the exact same sofa Kelly was now pricing out to go into production.

Design notice: The high-pile orange shag carpeting is really area rugs using the bindings cut off and laid as carpeting.

Carpet: Linoleum City; sofa: classic; shelving: classic Umbo

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AA: Tell me about this particular space.
LC: I really like the yellow Umbo shelves, I have classic Barbie cases and other items on them, but I’m not sure any trinket or knickknack could outshine the shelves themselves. I also find the materials plastic and Lucite really appealing. They’re just so pretty and shiny.

Carpet: Linoleum City; shelving: Ikea and classic Umbo; chair: classic

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California constructed a loft in one of the bedrooms to create a workspace to get her three-dimensional vintage-inspired collage art, which decorates many of the walls in her property. She says, “It is just a much better way to display amazing stuff than at a drawer. I always include one thing in each collage I truly don’t need to part with.” Many of the furnishings and collectables include Los Angeles flea markets, including eBay and Fourth Street in Long Beach, California, also called “Retro Row.”

Carpet: Linoleum City

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AA: If you have four famous people over for dinner, who would you invite?
LC: John, Paul, George and Ringo.

AA: What would be in your soundtrack?
LC: The Monkees’ greatest hits.

Carpet: Linoleum City; table and seats: classic

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Lorena reissued Formica counter tops and remodeled the kitchen with classic appliances. “The countertop is an original Formica pattern from the ’50s that was reissued a few years ago when Disneyland revived Tomorrowland,” she says. Working pinball machines light up the space beyond.

AA: What do you love most about your city?
LC: Los Angeles is my oyster. Though I’m pretty much a homebody, if I wished to go outside and do anything, I certainly have the alternative. When we are not playing at home, a favorite neighborhood spot is the local Pins and Needles pinball arcade.

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AA: Was sourcing materials for your renovation a challenge?
LC: It’d have been a whole lot easier if granite, stainless steel and hardwoods didn’t make me gag!

Carpet: Linoleum City; shelving: classic; chair: classic Herman Miller

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During the remodel, California place a window above the bathtub to gain access to the previously inaccessible roof space above the carport. That space now houses a hot tub and a sundeck. “We had to jump through a lot of hoops to get the permit to your window to go in,” she says.

AA: What advice would you offer other homeowners going through a renovation?
LC: You shouldn’t just double your worst-case-scenario estimate. You need to triple it.

Glass Floors: Modern Home

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Many of the things in the home were found at flea markets rather than always in the best state, including the pendant lamps at the master bedroom. “They were gray with decades of filth and dust, but those spaghetti lamps always clean up if you soak them in the bathtub with dish soap to get a day or two,” California says. “Cut out the wiring, but it’s cheap to replace that and the swag chain at the hardware store.”

AA: Do you have some other home jobs in the works?
LC: We just did the master bath, but we’d like to update the fence in front yard so that it’s accessible from the living room.

Wallpaper: Designyourwall.com; carpet: Linoleum City; lamps: classic

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Each surface in her home holds something dear to California.

AA: Tell me about your collections.
LC: ” I like to accumulate female fetish figures, Dolly Lollies and the like; bright colors; trippy designs; Lucite; ’70s maxi dresses that were weird rehash mashes of ’60s psychedelic themes. I’m ever refining and honing, upgrading and replacing.

Carpet: Linoleum City

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AA: How can you select your color scheme?
LC: I really like the citrus palette for the downstairs, highlighted with java store turquoise to your kitchen. Pink and red for love in the bedroom, and I’m sure most folks would agree, however, lime green goes with whatever.

Carpet: Linoleum City; dresser: classic Broyhill; chair: classic

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Johnny Sleeper and Lorena California, together with kitty Gingersnap Snickerdoodle.

AA: Can your home decor influence your fashion and work for a wardrobe stylist?
LC: It will. It need to live, if you love it.

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Salvage Style in San Francisco

Five decades before, proprietor of AMG Construction John Paul Coffey bought a house in the Mission district of San Francisco and went to work on a comprehensive remodel. Four decades after, Coffey’s girlfriend, designer Megan Nordin, proceeded in and added her experience. “We love living in the Mission and consider it as home,” Nordin says. “We all know our neighbors, we have relationships with the local merchants, and our lives and stories go back more than a decade. The area is filled with life, art and people who really make it a neighborhood.”

at a Glance
Who resides: John Paul Coffey and Megan Nordin
Location: San Francisco
Size: 1,200 square feet; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

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“I find that too many pieces of art can divert from one another and lose their individual presence,” Nordin says. “In contrast, I discover that lots of bits together can create its own look as a collection. With something like family photographs, as in our workplace, I just enjoy them as a big collection and would never scatter them around individually. I like the feel of these. It’s like a family.”

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A lot of the furniture used is made from laminated wood or refurbished parts out of vintage pieces. This slat coffee table is made from a refinished vintage shirt and new legs.

Coffee table: produced by proprietor; sofa: Room & Board; lamp: vintage; artwork: Danny Purtill

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Nordin made the custom shelving at the workplace using salvaged wood and vintage parts. She reupholstered the midcentury Danish bench below.

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Nordin layouts for practicality in lived-in spaces. “I think it’s necessary to have the things you need available at a kitchen,” she says. “I need to wash bags, so I need to take a little counter space to avoid getting wet bags draped all over the place. I also need oils and spices easily available, since I cook a lot. I find that if something has a location on the countertop, it is simpler to just set it there once you’re done instead of having to place it off”

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This dining table was likewise made by Nordin from sterile materials. “I just adore the way Engineered timber seems, but if it is real, not made to look weathered,” she says. “Most of my bits do not have a whole lot of work to the wood. I will oil if it requires it, make necessary repairs, but mainly I just like to find interesting wood and use other salvage materials to create the wood to furniture, such as a coatrack, coffee table, or even a handbag drier.”

Table: produced by proprietor; chairs: vintage

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Vintage outdoor chairs have been refinished and used at the table. “I really like using outdoor furniture indoors,” Nordin says. “I am a huge fan of metal, weathered wood and furniture which has a linear layout of some sort — pliers, straps, ropes. I discover there are so many beautifully designed pieces meant for outside that work wonderfully indoors and add immediate visual interest.”

Chairs: vintage; bench, mirrored-shelf coatrack and table: made by proprietor

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Nordin commonly uses vintage Japanese chests (tansu) in her spaces. “Everyone has clutter, as well as the tansu I use most frequently, that the choba-dansu (merchant torso) has many different pockets of different shapes and sizes. I find these bits very usefull in office or living spaces to store everything from pens and scissors to mail and files,” Nordin says.

Tansu: vintage

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“I feel that layout should reflect one’s taste and lifestyle,” Nordin says. I really don’t believe in form versus function or the contrary. I believe good design incorporates both form and function.”

Choba-dansu: vintage

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For practicality in a little bathroom, Nordin suggests having a coatrack for towels.

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“I do not always use colour on the walls. White rooms may be an excellent background for different bits to stand out. I also tend to remain very neutral or white,” says Nordin.

Bed: Scandinavian Designs; tansu: vintage; table: made by proprietor

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John Paul Coffey and Megan Nordin.

Art: Danny Purtill

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Show Us Your Property!

Do family and friends always compliment your house and personal style? Does your house have that extra special creative spark? Share your special, diverse home together with the community by following the directions below, and you might be featured in our next”My ” ideabook.

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1. Show us your home spaces.

Upload a minimum of 3 photos of your house to your account and add the images to an ideabook. To upload photos, click on the Upload link at the upper right corner of the page.

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2. Click on”Edit” and On Your ideabook, inform us about your home from the box marked”Description.”

Inform us who resides in your home, the place, the dimensions, what sets your home apart from the rest, what you love about your residence, your inspiration, your design team (if you had one), layout issues or problems you had to overcome, and some other interesting details you’d like to share.

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3. Email the URL to your ideabook into [email protected]

What we are searching for: crisp, well-lit, high-resolution photos of homes with new and inspiring design ideas.

Submissions won’t be automatically printed to . Each submission will be reviewed by the editorial team for consideration, and in some cases, an editor will reach out to you to ask additional photos or to schedule a photo shoot.

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8 Fantasy Dining Room Designs

For the previous 11 years, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) has set on Dining By Design events nationally. These events are full of eye candy — designers pull out all the stops to showcase amazing, one-of-a-kind themed tabletops for just two nights. The 2011 San Francisco occasion was no exception. While some tables captured the eye of the vivid colour palettes, others stunned using their intricate customized products. Have a peek at a few of our favorite tables, and get motivated for your own holiday tablescape.

DIFFA donated all profits from the event into the UCSF Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital. Pictures by Gabriel TothFejel

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Designer: Shades of Green Landscape Architecture

Shades of Green has been one of the only landscape architects at this year’s event, also lived up to the honour by producing a mythical jungle of draping vines, lush leaves and faux chrysalises at the table. The”Terra” table looks almost like it popped out of a fairy tale — due in good part to the throne-like seats. These unique seats are each made from one piece of wood, bringing this table into an entirely new level.

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Various kinds of ground cover provided from Wheeler Zamaroni were put at a shallow tray below the table. The table itself was covered with artificial turf and accented with numerous succulents. The bowls, glasses and silverware are by Diane von Furstenburg for Bloomingdale’s, and the plates and platters are from Heath Ceramics.

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Designer and sponsor: Kravet

Francois Simard, Kravet corporate image designer, utilized contrasting tones of purple and green Kravet fabric in this colorful and cozy booth to create a vibrant and eclectic looking table. The table was made to create a more intimate lounge-like dining space. Despite the brilliant color palette, mild was the main inspiration in this design — the table has numerous holes cut into it so that light could filter through the imperial purple carpeting.

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The candles on the custom made table are from Restoration Hardware and the plates at each setting are from Crate & Barrel. Each one of the tabletop items were designed to fit snugly into the table’s holes.

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Sponsor: San Francisco Design Center
Designer: Gary Hutton

Hutton’s design relies on a”Crystal Pavilion” notion. Hutton and his group built the outside frame and covered it with sheer white cloth, which grabs the LED lights onto the floor. Hutton decided to utilize all white or clear materials so that these shifting lights would be reflected through the entire space. The unique chandelier is from Louis Poulsen and the white seats are from DZINE.

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Hutton picked his crystal motif based on the belief that quartz crystals have good energy and healing abilities, which are very related to the Positive Health Project. Hutton found these unique quartz shapes at Sloan Miyasato and Kirby Seid. The place settings were supplied by Gump’s.

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Designer: Chanda Seymour Mattson

Mattson designed three distinct tables for three eras: the 1950s, the 1980s and 2011. Mattson dedicated all of the tables into an Elizabeth Taylor motif. This table represented the 1950s — when Father of the Bride with Elizabeth Taylor was released, and she was a newlywed with Conrad Hilton. Mattson established the table on both of these weddings, then added the remainder of Taylor’s husbands names to the table settings for bit of fun. Bamboo seats from Chiavari were accented with lavish purple cushions, and a traditionally styled chandelier from Gregorious | Pineo casts a soft light over the scene.

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The dishware and linens with this table setting are exquisite antique finds. Mattson accented the table with all flower arrangements from Kate Siegel Fine Events and topiaries from Hinc. Cakes from Elegant Cheese Cakes supplied a great final touch.

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This table is Mattson’s 2011 table. Considering that the Hollywood Regency style is famous for its glamour and glitz — the epitome of Taylor’s daring style — Mattson gave this table a contemporary twist. Clear glass candlesticks and lavish blue seats were located at a local consignment shop. The placemat and napkin cloth is from Robert Allen, and all of the flatware and china are from Bloomingdale’s.

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Sponsor: California Home + Design and 7×7 Magazine
Designer: Room Service

The designers at Room Service created a Garden of Eden themed table, with show-stopping derriere-shaped chairs molded into male and female types to represent Adam and Eve, and bowls filled with with green apples. The custom acrylic tables were filled with flowers and succulents, and artificial grass was put underfoot to allude to the Garden of Eden.

Sponsor: Climb Real Estate
Designer: Applegate Tran

Designers Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran combined contrasting looks and styles in a pleasantly laid back, California-chic table. A picture black and white abstract mural dominates one wall, whereas the place settings and rattan seats from Coup D’ Etat are a bit more subtle.

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Rather than a daring light fixture, Applegate Tran installed a gorgeous custom floral arrangement, designed by a group member. This intricate design hangs delicately over the table, providing pops of cheerful yellow into the setting.

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Designer: Aaron Silverstein

Silverstein’s table was motivated by the craftspeople of the hometown in Marin County in the 1970s. Though he was not a fan of this appearance when he was younger, he fell in love with all the design of these crafts and ideas later in life.

The table consists of reclaimed Indonesian teak beams, and the base is molded from blackened steel. The seats can also be framed in blackened steel and woven with sea grass. Silverstein made the lamp colors from Nomex — a fireproof paper used to line firefighters’ suits.

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Silverstein’s colour and material palette has been inspired by natural materials. Silverstein made everything about this table but for the abalone shells (that he polished into a sparkling pearled hue) and the napkins. The cups and plates are ceramic and the flatware is made from cut, forged and polished stainless steel.

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Designer: LabExperiment and Aldea Home

This playhouse diner was one of the very lively designs at this year’s event. A thick cardboard outside was created in a fashion much like youth playhouses made from cardboard boxes. Doodles decorate the sides, while the white and black palette leaves a little room for imagination.

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The interior of the playhouse is decidedly grown up. Textiles, products and wallpaper were supplied by Aldea Home. Quirky creature masks at each place setting invited diners to open for their inner child.

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The Home that Launched Naked Decor

Meet Supon Phornirunlit, a designer who gave up his award-winning graphic design company to take some time off, travel and revel in life. In reprioritizing the function work played in his lifetime, he realized,”If you like what you do, then it is not work” In focusing on his immediate environment, a home in the Kalorama (Embassy Row) area in Washington, D.C., and his enthusiasm for keeping things clean and simple whilst injecting his sense of comedy, he inadvertently established a new company, Naked Decor.

Phornirunlit’s love for pop up art, smart hotel design, creatures and laughs makes his home a stylish, contemporary nest with delightful surprises around every corner. His line of pop-inspired accessories has been embraced by press and designers alike. He brings the joyful into the house, which makes it easy for anybody to switch up stalls along with other accessories to completely alter a room’s appearance. Let’s take a look at how his enthusiasm for decorating his house helped him create work that does not feel like work.

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Here’s Phornirunlit and two of his puppies, Toto and Taylor. He’s had around four pets at a time, and you’ll quickly see how much they influence his job.

at a Glance:

Who lives here?
Supon Phornirunlit plus a menagerie of beloved pets

Design and location: Postmodern home built in 1963 from the Kalorama area of Washington, D.C.; it’s never undergone a major architectural renovation.

Size: 3 stories, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

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This is the room that started Phornirunlit’s most up-to-date company, Naked Decor. He entered a picture of his living room in a magazine competition and won. Shortly afterwards, there was high demand for your”Live Like a Queen” pillows he’d left for himself. He began to fill orders for them, and Naked Decor was first born.

“I loved the draping in a boutique resort in which I stayed in Miami,” he says. This motivated the 20-foot-long wall of curtains across either side of the room and its expansive windows.

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Phornirunlit enjoys to utilize props and change them out for various appearances (play”spot the difference” on this image and also the one above to see how he does so ). “Real men aren’t afraid of pink!” He says. He found these larger-than-life poodles in Mexico and had quite a time in habits convincing officials to not cut open. “They had been packed in boxes with their heads sticking out!” he laughs. Luckily, they made it across the edge intact.

The sofas and chairs are from Crate and Barrel, and the tripod lamp together with the faux-feathered color is out of Thailand. The dog-related pillows and trays in this image are Naked Decor.

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“I like to make unique sections in a huge room like this one,” Phornirunlit says. “I never need a seating to force folks to arrange themselves as they’re all sitting around a campfire.”

He likes oversize pieces that produce a big visual effect — for example, the big, striped ottoman in this room.

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Now that Phornirunlit runs his business out of his house, living room also serves as a reception area and conference room. This adjoining room, connected through French doors, serves as his office. Besides the easy flow from one space to the other, this lets in the natural light from the living room.

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This darker, first-floor sitting room has more of a personal, man-cave vibe. Phornirunlit calls it”a pop take on rustic” The room was motivated by swimming, which also motivated his Oh Deer pillow found on the sofa. “No animals were harmed in decorating this space,” he says. The decorations are cast in resin, and the carpet’s zebra pattern is painted on.

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The other end of the room contains this dining area. “I needed to do something fun at full-dog dimensions,” says Phornirunlit. Therefore, the Happy Hot Dog Screen Tray was created to present atop a tablescape. He bought the George Rodrigue blue dog painting more than 15 years ago, before the artist’s popularity exploded.

During celebrations, the curtains and doors between the sitting room and the deck have been opened , allowing for free flow between inside and outside.

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What is behind most of those curtains in the sitting room? An incredible, 8-inch-deep reflecting pool, motivated by one he had seen in a hotel lobby in Thailand. “This was once a simple 800-square-foot deck, with 200 to 300 potted plants onto it,” Phornirunlit explains. “I realized it took approximately two hours a day to be certain they were watered and decided to make a change.”

The reflecting pool is surrounded by a delightful mixture of repeated elements such as inexpensive chairs from IKEA adorned with Warhol-esque Chairman Mao pillows, elephant-shaped umbrella racks, $10 umbrellas from Pier 1, plus a Buddha figure from Thailand. The crystal lights are solar.

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The kitchen renovation is Phornirunlit’s most up-to-date project. “This 7-foot-high subway sign from Restoration Hardware has been my inspiration,” he says. What followed were black granite counters and mini glass subway tiles, which take on just a touch of green.

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The kitchen recovery was motivated by a lack of storage. As opposed to opening it up to the adjoining sitting room, he used the wall for cabinets and maintained things bright by using lots of white, reflective surfaces such as glass tiles, stainless steel appliances and lots of lighting options. Notice the lights inside the cabinets.

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Clear glass cabinet doors gave Phornirunlit an opportunity to infuse color and playfulness into the kitchen through his tiki mug and martini shaker collections. The kitchen also allowed him to utilize stitches leftover from a customer’s project, an example of his balance of practicality and whimsy.

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The original laundry room”was a wreck, and that I needed additional storage for the home,” Phornirunlit says. Cabinets fill the 84-square-foot space. After picking the red front-loading washer and dryer, he realized using black granite flooring was a fantastic way to supply punctuating contrast.

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“Every room in the home has its own personality,” Phornirunlit says. This guest room has Thai accents, like the temple doors with hand-painted Buddhas and also the intricate quilt on the bed. Throughout the House, he ties everything together with contemporary pieces, such as the Puzzle Chairs from David Kawecki and the Knoll Toothpick Table. The rug was a 10 score from Urban Outfitters.

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Next to the Buddha guest space is the room that Phornirunlit dubs”The Addams Family Black and White Room.” He painted all of the organic wood furniture white and black and inserted the silver chrome hardware to the dresser. Black trim adds sharp borders and emphasizes straight lines.

The rug is assembled using FLOR tiles. “I enjoy FLOR. You can produce a rug as big as the space, and with around four animals around, I will cut and replace one piece of it whenever necessary,” Phornirunlit says.

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When Phornirunlit realized that the tiles he enjoyed at Home Depot Expo were half off, he remodeled all of his bathrooms at once, giving each one a different feel through the colours he chose.

This bathroom is adjacent into the darkened bedroom, which motivated its own glam and minimal palette. As much pleasure as Phornirunlit likes to possess with décor, he retains resale in mind to ensure major renovations won’t be needed if he wants to sell the home.

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All these hornlike sconces from Philippe Starck were in the home if Phornirunlit moved in. “The wall looks like a smiley face, together with the bird serving as the red lipstick,” he says. When you look closely, you’ll realize that the wall on the right is coated in the same tile in white. The skylight in the ceiling of the third-floor bedroom bathes the room in natural light, which can be reflected by the tiles.

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The drama of high hotel design influenced Phornirunlit inside this bathroom, in which he covered the whole wall in the identical blue tile.

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The pop appeal from the master bedroom has been punched up from the Campbell’s soup renderings, done by Andy Warhol’s former assistant, Steve Kaufman. Again, FLOR tiles extend the rug to the size of the space and may be replaced when stained.

Have you guessed why he called his company Naked Decor? Beyond believing that sex sells, Phornirunlit explains”when you move into your house, it is naked and bare” His accessories dress the house, transforming furnishings into fun outfits for rooms.

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