Friday, November 11, 2011

Brad Ford's Apartment

Soft Neutral Living Room

Traffic flows freely around a large live-edge tree-trunk coffee table.

Natural tones dominate in Ford's living room, grounded by a cement floor painted chocolate brown.  “I like things that are minimal and simple, but that can feel cold and stark," he says. "Texture and shape can help soften that hardness, making the room warm and inviting.”

Handsome Sitting Area

While style is clearly on the agenda, comfort is paramount in Ford's interiors.

A pair of PK31 chairs by Poul Kjaerholm in earthy brown leather and a large Noguchi lantern create a cosy corner in the living room. The large-scale pieces create a sense of grandeur.

Masculine Home Office

Additional seating can be added to this living area by moving the occasional chairs in from the hall.

Instead of a basic console, Ford fit a walnut table in the wide hallway, which he uses as his office; a standard black filing cabinet is tucked under it, creating an affordable customized desk. Above is his sculptural collection of vintage splints.

Modern Secondary Workspace

The open legs of this unique wood desk keep it looking light and airy.

The playful Planet of the Apes artwork adds levity to the secondary work area nestled into one corner of the living room. The open legs of the unique wood desk keep it looking light and airy.

Small Rental Kitchen

A restricted colour palette keeps this cramped kitchen clean and bright.

In the apartment’s original all-white kitchen, Ford uses wood accessories to create a cohesive neutral and white colour scheme. A large movable cart with a butcherblock top provides ample storage in the pint-sized space.

Simple & Organic Display

An absence of hardware lends a sleek Japanese vibe to this console.

A simple yet striking vignette in the hallway showcases organically shaped pottery in neutral hues, anchored by a large captain’s mirror, which amplifies the sense of space.

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