Los Angeles-based designer Justin Krzyston re-configured a Mid-century retreat.
Photographer: This was the third home I worked on with this client,” says Krzyston, “so I know their style and they know mine. It was fun to play with different ideas and materials.”
Photographer: He also cleverly converted a Mid-century credenza into the base for a double-sink vanity.
Photographer: Krzyston’s talent for combining styles is further exhibited in the master bathroom. There, he also installed subway tiles—this time, pairing them with 24-by-24-inch Matouche porcelain tiles that resemble leather, stunning black marble in the shower, a modern freestanding tub, and a vintage atomic chandelier.
Photographer: Making the most of the home’s 1960s architectural features, Krzyston lined the walls with subway tiles from Ann Sacks’ Capriccio collection, which he contrasted with a pale gray grout. The result is an element that unifies the open-plan space as well as accentuates the high ceiling. Marble slabs—Calacata Borghini from Walker Zanger—rest atop Wood-Mode cabinetry dressed up with antique hardware from Liz’s Antique Hardware. The brass accents happily coexist with stainless steel appliances such as the Wolf range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The room’s carefully chosen textures, hues, and finishes—which include custom-colored walnut floors, designed by Krzyston, yield layers of interest and warmth.
Photographer: Thus, the plans for a 20-by-20-foot addition with a sunken kitchen, a fireplace, and windows showcasing the amazing views, were abandoned—even though the custom cabinets were on their way. “This kitchen was not supposed to go in this space,” continues Krzyston, who navigated the challenge with aplomb.
Photographer: With the entire space planned and components already ordered, the kitchen that Justin Krzyston devised for the remodel of a 1964 abode appeared to be on track. And then came the curveball. “One day,” recounts the interior designer, “the client called and said, ‘I know you grew up playing with Legos; I have the biggest Lego challenge for you. Make the cabinets and their dimensions fit somewhere else in this house.’”
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