Los Angeles | West Hollywood
Single-family home 2013
California. This state on the West Coast stands for a laissez-faire attitude and perpetual blue skies. Bernd Gruber uses this ‘longing for blue’ as a recurring color preference for the interior of a property located high above Beverly Hills – as a monolith in the middle of the living area and an austerely designed kitchen island, as a gleaming leather wardrobe in a bedroom permeated by the spirit of the West Coast and a dominant eye-catcher on the floor.
Wood paneling provides a conscious contrast. Sometimes forming a broad, smooth wall surface, sometimes taking a vertical upward path, the panels break through the vast space at carefully chosen intervals and create a pleasant sense of the grounding that the client requested. The wood clearly radiates its noble origins. Mangaris, a native hardwood, features beautiful natural coloring and stands up well to heavy use!