Las Vegas, NV 2004
The interior design of a townhouse in Lake Las Vegas is an exercise in restraint. The client requested a calm and soothing environment, to serve as an antidote to his fast paced life. Architectural detailing was simplified and views and light maximized. A limited palette of muted earth tones, combined with the simple forms of furniture, create a soothing environment. Boxy shapes are augmented by more traditional, sculptural pieces, while curtains in a sheer natural linen frame the views. In the master suite, a contemporary canopy bed floats in the middle of the room, providing a retreat for the client. On the lower level, the study is a modern interpretation of a traditional library, with floating shelves and cabinets mounted on the wall behind a desk inspired by Donald Judd. The whole creates a simple, yet comfortable, Zen-like atmosphere that serves as a refuge at the end of the day.