Actress Joy Bryant and husband Dave Pope decorated their Glendale, California, residence with a focus on low-key, inviting vignettes. They say that the entire plan behind the design of the house was for them to can chill, whenever they’re at home.
Well, let’s see if she got it or not…
Bryant reupholstered a pair of low-to-the-ground vintage chairs she found at a flea market in a granny-chic floral textile.
Bryant’s passion for books extends to her coffee table, where a prized Gustav Klimt monograph shares space with photographer Jimmy Nelson’s epic tribal-culture homage Before They Pass Away and a set of Japanese hand-painted ceramic trays from Nickey Kehoe.
Their living room is oriented to be comfortable, as we can see on the picture below… The comfy sectional, above which hangs a diptych of drawings by Jean André.
Throw and Mongolian lamb pillow cover by West Elm; Chinese hand-spun pillow from Nickey Kehoe; printed velvet pillow from Nathan Turner.
“On the weekends I just want to be in a creative space, and this house is really conducive to that,” says Bryant. In the living room, a stiff-backed safari-style rosewood and leather chair got the nod of approval only after Bryant polled her most stylish friends.
The couple’s contractor removed layers of drywall and tile to reveal the original brick fireplace. Bryant and Pope painted it off-white, accenting with a collection of vintage National Geographics topped with a gold-stamped vase.
For the dinning room, a pair of bright white candlesticks by Stephen Antonson from Nathan Turner and an Astier de Villatte bowl from Nickey Kehoe add a modern sensibility to the midcentury-leaning dining room. An Art Deco portrait completes the eclectic scene.
Wooden discs form an organic installation along one wall. This is a great idea… Note it down!
Did Joy Bryant got it right? A comfortable, chilly, although, stylish home… We think she did! What do you think?