Designer Gary Hutton whitewashed this entire Venice loft, painting the stairs and kitchen and furnishing the rest with a mix of pieces of his own design and classics. Pendant: “Saturnia,” Luzifer, Global Lighting, Mount Vernon, NY; Red artwork: Charles Arnoldi, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV; Black and blue artwork: Gregory Crewdson, Stremmel Gallery; Sculpture: Deborah Butterfield, Stremmel Gallery.
Eyesores can become focal points. Just look at this large rock fireplace, which was painted white to give this living room a slick rather than rustic feel. On the back wall, two large graphite drawings from Robert Longo’s “Men in the City” series impart an impression of permanent party guests.
In this kitchen—where exposed I beams, both along the ceiling and in the islans, hint at the home’s industrial, unpolished spirit—many of the appliances, and even the deep industrial sink, were scored secondhand from trusted shopping sources: Craigslist and eBay.