The Bel Air Contemporary House has a unique environment, and one of the most magnificent views in Los Angeles. Genna Margolis of Shapeside designed a warm monochrome Interior with luxury and bespoke furniture!
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ABOUT GENNA MARGOLIS
Before creating Shapeside, Genna worked with some of New York and LA’s most well-respected designers. Genna enjoys finding new ways to merge the style of her New York roots with her love for Southern California beauty; resulting in a minimal and fun aesthetic with many organic elements.
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With luxury interiors, the interior designer Genna Margolis of Shapeside has crafted for a young couple with two dogs, using earthy hues, myriad natural surfaces and slubby textures. The transformation only took three months after the clients stumbled upon the house (a good friend lives next door) and realised it was perfect.
They needed to move in rather quickly, but wanted it to feel custom-designed and elevated while being comfortable enough for everyday life.Genna Margolis at Architectural Digest
However, it wasn’t the easiest task. The final result was a moodily chic but also, supremely comfortable interior.
Despite its enviable location and a generous 4,000 sq/ft, it wasn’t all plain sailing. In an interview for Architectural Digest, Margolis said that in this interior were challenges with the diverging scale of the rooms, for example, most of the house has incredibly high ceilings and well-proportioned spaces, but the ceiling height drops dramatically in the kitchen.
In order to solve this problem, the interior designer removed all the upper cabinets and adds floating shelves in marble to match the backsplash, which has built-in backlighting.
Margolis said that her favourite space is the kitchen breakfast nook, which serves up an interesting contrast between furniture that riffs off traditional silhouettes and resolutely contemporary lighting.
Genna Margolis used a monochromatic style which makes a virtue of the intimate scale of the room, making it feel cosy rather than cold. In this interior, you can find bespoke furniture, like for example, the curved cosy sofa in the living room that has been paired with an ottoman-cum coffee table with an inset oak top.
Other thoughtful design details include the handcrafted plaster fireplace and floor-to-ceiling doors framed with black quartzite stone.
What do you think about this monochromatic interior?