Jamie Bush has already transformed many Modernist homes in the US into interior gems in which a holistic vision always prevails. Also in this beautiful Mid-century house in Houston, Texas, he shows his fervent knowledge of architecture and design.
This house, designed by the famous architect Harwood Taylor, was built in 1963. From the outside this is a typical American Mid-century house from that period and the new owners wanted the interior to match this style but with sufficient colour and life. And who better than Jamie Bush to give this Modernist mansion a makeover with both modern and retro details. So now, we find special works by contemporary artists, a unique bookcase, organic furniture, gold accessories and some vintage pieces. Among other things, Bush used two iconic 'Praying Mantis' lamps by Jean Rispal and in the entrance hall hangs a 'Lumi Milano' chandelier. In every room you will find something striking or unexpected. The beautiful brown curved sofa in the living room is by Vladimir Kagan and is complemented by a cosy rattan armchair by Franco Albini. Perhaps the most striking pieces in this living room are the three brass coffee tables by Aterlier de Troupe. Opposite the beautiful bookcase on the other side of the living room hangs Ultramarine Pink 2, a large photograph of chairs by Bush himself, above another curved sofa by Kagan. As you can see and read, the whole house is filled with art. As you enter, you are guided through a gallery with at the end a wooden totemic sculpture by Ohm Dieter that stands out because of the ombré wall behind it. In the dining room there are two fascinating photographs of a monkey and a bear by Jill Greenberg. On the table are several ceramic vases by Mitsuko Ikeno. The pink wall in the study is also worth mentioning. It is completely filled with a series of wooden block prints by Tal R. In front of it is a red sofa specially designed by Bush, a round oak table and a vintage 'Serge Mouille' floor lamp.
Bush filled the spacious home with bright and chic furniture and created a warm and natural atmosphere through the use of wood and soft colours.
The living spaces overlook a central patio and are clearly designed for social family life. Bush filled the spacious home with bright and chic furniture and created a warm and natural atmosphere through the use of wood and soft colours. The interior feels vibrant and was given a unique, Mid-century modern look that complements the exterior perfectly. Images © Roger Davies/OTTO