style scout: modern romance.
July 21, 2011
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHEW MILLMAN
We can’t even imagine what it would have been like to be on the team responsible for restoring Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam or da Vinci’s The Last Supper, or to be one of the writers pegged for translating Nabokov’s great literary works to English. After giving it some thought, though, we think it would involve a lot of sleepless nights and breaking into cold sweats at inopportune times. That’s why we’re more than ready to give designer Gary Hutton, of San Francisco’s Gary Hutton Design, all the props he deserves for taking on the redesign of this lakefront residence done by famed Los Angeles architect A. Quincy Jones in the 1960s. Happily, though, Hutton nailed it. “We did what I call a creative restoration,” Hutton says, “using materials that, had they been available when the house was first built, would have been used back then.” Channel your own love of mid-century design by perusing our picks here.
Sources: Erosion stool from Boca do Lobo; Marshmallow Sofa from Design Within Reach; PH Artichoke Lamp from Louis Poulsen.