Andy Berman ResidenceContemporary Living Room, Miami
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Berman bought a test subject, a 1930s Spanish home in Los Feliz, with the idea of mixing its rounded curves and classic details with modern furnishings. He imagined a downtown loft set inside the large-scale rooms. “An eclectic-industrial interpretation of 1930s design,” Berman says.To achieve this, though, he needed a lot more furniture. All he was bringing to his new home was a 1940s architectural file coffee table, his favorite piece. One day while shopping for furnishings, he found the builder of that very same coffee table sitting in his showroom surrounded by similar designs. Berman couldn’t believe it. He invited the designer, J.C. Hyrb of Style de Vie and Twenty Gauge, to check out his home and consider his vision. The two hit it off, and Hyrb agreed to consult on the interior design and build almost every piece of furniture.They kept the classic arches but replaced the coffee-with-cream-colored walls typical of that era with white. They installed about 80 recessed lights throughout the house.