The design duo behind Hernandez Greene gives an heirloom-filled California homestead a contemporary upgrade.
Freedman’s creativity really came into play when organizing and incorporating his massive collection of books and artwork throughout the three-bedroom home. This included transforming an entire room into a library and filling it with treasured tomes acquired over a lifetime. Here, the white color palette showcases Freedman’s assortment of prints and paintings—including his own kaleidoscopic creations as well as lively works from artists like Keith Haring, KAWS, and Russ Meyer; in addition, gallery-style grids of art have been installed on most of the room’s walls. By asymmetrically grouping works in similarly hued frames (Freedman suggests matching frames to your wall paint to form a floating effect), he turned each vignette into its own kind of interior masterpiece. “The immutable laws of art—line, shape, color, balance—can be applied to all creative endeavors regardless of the medium,” Freedman says. “In my eyes, there’s no difference between designing a space or crafting a painting.”
“I have two principles for book placement,” Freedman says. “Art books by spine color and literature by genre. They allow for relatively painless adding and subtracting,
and the color spectrum creates a striking but cost-free display.”
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A cutout wooden pendant lamp and a graphic pillow print add geometric elements to a toned-down kid’s room.
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