Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs was the architect, interior designer, and custom-furnishings designer for this modern hillside home. About half of the furnishings were custom designed and fabricated by JBB Designs, and the other half of the furnishings and artwork were sourced and collected by JBB Interiors.
The interior of this house is inspired by industrial elements. We used actual industrial reclaimed wood flooring and lots of Earth elements, stacked stone, warm tones, and ceilings in dark browns, to lower them slightly. We also used a lot of iron elements in the house. The family, originally from New York, wanted to reuse a wood beam that was in an iron holder in their Manhattan townhome. To accommodate, we bolted the beam to the wall of their dining room, where it serves as the buffet.
In the living room we created a very eclectic mix of very warm textiles and comfortable seating surrounding a custom JBB-designed central rug. Throughout the home, we mixed in a lot of antique elements (not just industrial items) like antique Oushak rugs with nomadic tribal patterns, unique driftwood art, and Indonesian sculptures. The artwork is modern and uses bright colors. There are also many textiles hung on the walls. Even in this modern sense, the home has a very traditional flair and feeling to it.