Yes, I really just said ‘Pop Art’ and ‘Atrium’. This crazy amazing home with bright art and colorful sculptural furniture may be entirely too much for most tastes, but I love a home that pushes the boundaries of reality, so let’s dive right into this one, shall we?
Welcome to the home of John Henry. The Melbourne architect created this space out of a ‘shed’ that cost him about $10,000 to buy… and much more to customize.
This speaks to my obsession with greenhouses on a whole other level, knowing that it might be possible to create such a space out of a shell. His main purpose was to build a home that would house and show off his incredible art collection.
And while his art is quite impressive, the use of color may be even more so. Also, the fact that all of this modern strong color exists in such a space of ‘nature’ is a fascinating contrast to me.
I love the color moments like the ‘red’ art above the red doors, and this collection of yellow items all together in one of the living areas.
Naturally an all-white palette is a must for a space like this – it already feels a bit wild with so many pieces in it – but what it does is allow each shape to stand on its own. An important feature when you’re showing off a chair collection such as his. Have you been counting? Apparently he owns over 95 modern designers that are works of art themselves.
Thankfully, there are spaces in the home that allow the eye to ‘breathe’ a bit more, like this black and white moment that leads upstairs to the bedroom…
And of course the bed and bath themselves. I have a feeling Mr. Henry would agree that these spaces are sacred in a home and need to feel a bit more at rest. They are still obviously quite bright and vibrant, but much less busy.
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to visit this little fantasy world that has been created from the shell of a shed and a love of vibrant color – wouldn’t you!?
images :: via urbis magazine