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Despite their differences in style, the couple agreed that they wanted a home that felt open, clean, bright and comfortable. Barber often played with more traditional textiles with simple and modern furniture lines to incorporate both the husband and wife's design sensibilities. However there were rooms that played more toward one aesthetic — such as the wife's study here. While the color palette and texture ties this room to the rest of the home, it's decidedly more modern than the main living spaces.
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Chelsea Grey
Rug: Flokati from Aga John
Sofa: Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams
Emphasizing the natural light in this home was one of Barber's biggest priorities. At the end of each hallway, a wood window in the ceiling lets sunlight into the entrance hall and foyer. Barber also put windows in any place that made sense, and designed each window to be taller and higher. "I was looking for any way that I could sneak light in," he says.
Pendant: Custom designed by Tim Barber Ltd
The living room is a perfect representation of the homeowners' drastically different styles. Each piece is a delicate balance of form and colors that reflect multiple looks. The clients wanted something that would make a statement, so he came up with this elegant bench design as a way to divide two sections of the long room. "Ultimately when a house has a certain personality, you get inspired to make things," he says.
Couch: A.Rudin in Laura Ashley Hemp
Arm chairs and coffee table: custom Tim Barber Ltd
Rug: design by Tim Barber Ltd, made by Stark Carpet
Drapes: custom, fabric from Kravet; trim by Samuel & Sons Greek Key; hardware from Orion in Brushed Nickel
The husband loves to cook, so he wanted Barber to pull out all of the stops in the kitchen's design. "They let me play almost every trick I've learned when it comes to kitchens," Barber says. He installed a deep fryer next to the induction stovetop, pull-out shelving, spice and can racks, divided drawers and an extra-large refrigerator.
Countertops: Absolute black granite on island, Carrara Marble on countertops
Cabinetry: Lotus Woodworking, Canoga Park, Calif.
Backsplash: American Slate, Cloud Green & China Grey
Pendants: Antique, Blend Interiors
Barstool: Design Within Reach, Kyoto Counter Stools
The high ceilings and beautiful windows in the boy's bathroom make it another of Barber's favorite rooms. Natural light reflects off of honed Carrara marble countertops, while simple steel sconces keep the space lit up at night.
Floor: Hex Carrara Mosaic by Walker Zanger, Mini Brick Marble tile by Walker Zanger in Flat Iron Grey
Countertops: Satin Honed Carrara Marble
Sconces: Restoration Hardware
Soft grays and browns tie the soothing guest bedroom to the rest of the home's decor, while clean furniture lines and more traditional textiles reflect Barber's approach to the couple's different styles. Hotel-style bedding keeps the space looking fresh and clean, while a combination of textures in the accents warms it up and gives it a more contemporary flair.
Bed frame: custom Tim Barber Ltd
Mirrors: Carvers Guild
Nightstand: Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Grey Owl
The master bathroom is a place of pure serenity. Soft white marble countertops and flooring contrasts with the dark vanity. Custom mirrors were installed with additional storage behind, and stainless steel pendants and sconces add a touch of glamour.
Shower: Custom Mosaic using Walker Zanger Carrara, Flat Iron and Thassos
Countertops: Honed Carrara Marble
A bar, lounge and media room were combined into one multidimensional entertaining space. The bar is the perfect place to serve after-dinner drinks, and the pool table and media room provide entertainment for adults and children.
The basement of the house holds a pantry and a garage, with an elevator leading up to the additional floors — a great way to make carrying packages in and out of the car a bit easier.
Barstools: Hancock & Moore, fabric Pindler & Pindler
Pendant: Urban Electric, Carlyn Fixture
Photography by Karyn Millet
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