No Ordinary Blue

Palo Alto, California

Architect: Malcolm Davis Architecture
Photographer: Bruce Damonte

With high ceilings, garden views, and plenty of natural daylight, this timeless 1920’s house offers a dynamic canvas for modern art and life. The home is a dialogue between art and space, and the conversation carries on in bold colors and playful geometries throughout each room.

The design gestures are joy-filled in technicolor yet attuned to the everyday needs of the family. Throughout each room, abstract artwork offers moments of silence and pause, cueing time for family and self. Pieces of art, furniture, textiles, and housewares complement the hard-edged abstraction of the sculptures and works on paper. Many pieces were custom designed, taking inspiration from admired artists and designers. The result is a home where art, furniture, and design hang together as a collection of experiences offering both engagement and repose.

The design gestures are joy-filled in technicolor yet attuned to the everyday needs of the family. Throughout each room, abstract artwork offers moments of silence and pause, cueing time for family and self. Pieces of art, furniture, textiles, and housewares complement the hard-edged abstraction of the sculptures and works on paper. Many pieces were custom designed, taking inspiration from admired artists and designers. The result is a home where art, furniture, and design hang together as a collection of experiences offering both engagement and repose.

Architect: Signum Architecture
Construction: Method Homes and
Fairweather & Associates
Photographer: Bruce Damonte