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Step Inside Artist Ben Medansky’s Colourful, Trendy-Industrial Residence


From Emily: I’ve been a MASSIVE fan of Ben Medansky’s for years and years – his sculptures are so provocative and stuffed with such spirit. I neglect if he reached out to me or vice versa, however he invited me over to his residence, and I used to be instantly blown away by each inch of it. Like a real artist, there was this sense of unbridled creativity, but in a method that was nonetheless completely livable. I want there have been extra houses of creatives that we might take our children to as a result of exposing them to houses like Ben’s which can be stuffed with coloration, whimsy and a lot quiet rise up is wildly inspiring. I hope you like it as a lot as we do.

Hi there pals, Ryann right here to be your digital information via yet one more beautiful residence tour featured in Emily’s e book, The New Design Guidelines. As Emily prefaced above, you’re about to get a glimpse inside the house of Ben Medansky, and never not like his artwork, his house is endlessly inspiring and encompasses daring makes use of of coloration with a wide ranging combine of recent and classic components.

One of many many issues I’m so drawn to about his house is how effortlessly the Mid-century trendy furnishings blends together with his modern artwork, pops of daring coloration, and notes of business affect. It comes throughout as easy, however anybody who has dabbled in mixing kinds is aware of that is removed from straightforward to take action. There’s a noticeable steadiness between completely different kinds and colours that creates a extremely lived-in, private really feel.

This room is certainly one of my favourite examples of easy methods to create an area that’s private and easy, but completely surprising and artistic. Regardless of the superb use of daring coloration, this residence isn’t maximalist and regardless of the white partitions and wooden tones, it isn’t minimalist both. It toes the road between each by completely balancing daring trendy components with understated timeless decor. Not surprisingly, that is additionally mastered via his shows of artwork (some his, some by pals of his).

In case you are already accustomed to Ben’s artwork (and in case you aren’t but then contemplate this your introduction), you in all probability guessed that the superior ceramic totemic piece is certainly one of his. He made this one for himself and I actually love how completely it fits this room. The colours play off the remainder of the decor and furnishings, it provides loads of texture, and the peak is essential to attract your eye as much as the unimaginable excessive ceilings.

With regards to lounge layouts, having the again of the couch face out towards one other widespread space will not be essentially the most ultimate however generally it’s the solely structure that is sensible (which is clearly the case right here). A hack we usually recommend when that is the one choice is to drape a blanket or classic cloth over the again of the couch to create some visible curiosity. However clearly, this couch has no want for such a hack. It’s an especially particular piece by Stephen Kenn with a steel base and leather-based belt strappings to maintain the cushions in place. It’s purposeful artwork so far as we’re involved, so hiding the again of it in opposition to a wall could as nicely be a criminal offense. Fortunately, this lounge requires the couch to “float” out within the open so all of us can get pleasure from a full 360-degree view of the beautiful couch.

The again of the couch requires a close-up. The distinction between the brown leather-based straps, steel body, and brilliant blue cushions is de facto hanging.

The kitchen is kind of easy and utilitarian apart from that unimaginable island so I needed to ask Ben to inform me extra about it. He advised me the kitchen island was custom-made by Eddy and Astrid Sykes of wrinkle.MX who additionally designed and constructed the home. The entrance of the island is product of solid fiberglass and the highest is a custom-edged and honed Carrera marble slab. It’s unimaginable.

On the other aspect of the kitchen island, the sunshine wooden drawers and Carrera countertop create some heat to distinction with the metal home equipment and concrete flooring. I LOVE this juxtaposition and the way it provides depth and nuance to the house. For the drawers, having circle cutouts as an alternative of {hardware} provides to this easy but inventive fashion that’s rigorously exuded all through the house.

We now have talked about these pendant lights on the weblog earlier than as a result of they’re an awesome instance of breaking a design “rule”. The unstated “rule” is that an array of lights in a line like so ought to match each other to keep up continuity and to stop an area from feeling unfinished or random. Right here, the pendants are matching besides for his or her coloration which is a very cool design danger that 100% paid off. The truth that they go from mild to darkish creating an ombre impact makes it really feel intentional but completely distinctive.

The all-steel range and counters drive residence the commercial fashion that grounds the house. This utilitarian vibe combined with modern artwork is de facto thrilling.

We by no means take as a right the facility of pure mild right here at EHD, and it’s protected to say this house is dripping with it. The kitchen and eating space speak in confidence to the yard with large floor-to-ceiling sliding doorways which permits a lot lovely pure mild to movement via. The skylight in the lounge all the time helps, too :).

Now onto the lavatory, the place this classic pink dresser-turned-vanity paired with a black accent wall creates such a dynamic look. I like the selection to proceed the paint coloration up the ceiling so it encompasses the room (however he didn’t paint each wall so the colour isn’t too overwhelming). SO good.

It is extremely uncommon we present bogs on the weblog (as a result of, nicely, you understand) however I like how easy this one is. Mounting it on the wall partition could be very trendy and dare I say elegant.

Additionally, please observe the salvaged graffiti door to the left. It’s simply one other extremely inventive decor ingredient that speaks to Ben’s fashion and brings a ton of character to the house.

I like this clawfoot tub and love that the black accents tie within the paint coloration and tile. It creates continuity with out being too anticipated.

This open bathe and bathtub nook is de facto unimaginable. The way in which it’s open to the outside helps drive residence a pure, ethereal really feel that’s fully intoxicating. I additionally love how the vegetation add to this impact (and now I’m pondering I wish to see extra vegetation in showers!).

Within the bed room, a classic wall-mount sliding barn door brings in a lot soul. The truth that it’s so tarnished in comparison with the clear white partitions creates such an thrilling distinction that I simply can’t get sufficient of. And once more, darkish wooden MCM furnishings performs into the easy, easy fashion, after which the daring colourful artwork supplies a contemporary aptitude.

I might stare at this residence all day however sadly, this concludes our residence tour of the day. I hope you loved it as a lot as I did, and large due to Ben Mendansky for sharing his extremely inspiring residence with us. xx

Design by Ben Medansky | Styling by Velinda Hellen and Erik Staalberg | Images by Sara Ligorria-Tramp



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