house guest: modern living.
September 22, 2011
PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY MINTON REDFIELD
The only things I ever really give my mom and dad—aside from the lots of grief I gave them during my teenage years—are semi-wilted flowers and ties with questionable prints, respectively. Jim Taylor, of Site 7 Solutions, though, is going to make the holidays a little uncomfortable for me this year, mostly because his generosity clearly outshines mine: He designed this Denver home for his midcentury-modern-loving parents. Thanks a lot, Jim.
But it’s hard for me to stay bitter about the familial one-upmanship, particularly because what he did create is so beautiful. The super contemporary architecture is open and inviting, with huge floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for a unique bond with the outdoors. Bright pops of color and clean-lined furnishings also help maintain the minimalistic feel of the residence, one that two pleased parents would happily stick on the fridge if they could. “It’s the perfect 'empty nester' home: not so big that it drowns you, but not small enough that we’re wrestling around like two peas in a pod either.”
Sources: Green rugs from Aztec; side tables from Zanotta; fireplace surround by Stuart Hill Metal Works.
Sources: Table by Saarinen for Knoll; chairs by Pierre Paulin; chandelier by Moooi.
Sources: Bed from Miller Fine Cabinetry; chair by Saarinen for Knoll; fireplace by Home & Hearth Outfitters.
Sources: Tile from Arizone Tile; cabinetry by Bulthaup; tub by WetStyle from Studio Como.