Welcome to our gallery featuring the remarkably eclectic Boulder Residence by Kari Whitman Interiors.
This unique project is actually the home of Kari Whitman herself!
Located in Boulder, CO, the home is a showcase for the creative work her company is known for.
This project is a complete renovation of a 2,100 square foot retreat, creating an inspiring getaway from the hectic Los Angeles lifestyle. The team customized the second oldest residence in town, dating back to the early 1800s. As an extra cool bonus, it’s located only two doors down from Whitman’s childhood home.
The home design was meant to accommodate plenty of guests and pets while honoring her environmentally friendly roots in an eclectic, fun style.
As seen in the top photo, above the living room hangs a chandelier made of real turquoise. The room boasts a fireplace constructed from recycled Travertine tile and marble, with up-cycled white birch trunks.
To maximize natural light penetration, twenty porthole windows from old ships were installed on the open plan upper level.
The sofa is a custom design made to accommodate plenty of friends plus Kari’s 150 pound rescue dog, Hank the Tank. It’s surrounded by unique art, including massive black and white images of dandelions that were ordered from England.
A screen crafted from brass and stainless steel separates the living room space from the dining area, where you’ll see a built-in banquette and custom chair backs with recycled leather and silk designed to resemble corsets.
The chandelier, table, and bar stools were discovered on treasure hunts through midcentury modern focused antique shops.
In the guest bedroom, you’ll see a massive black and white photo of a South American “Flavela” wrapping the space. The nightstands and wall coverings in the primary bedroom are from France, while vintage Murano glass lamps date from the 1970s.
This modernized historical home is both user and space friendly, a comfortable space to exist in. Flush with style and personality, it’s still very focused on being a relaxing home.
Key Suppliers: Porcelanosa, Vetro Vero, Ceylon et Cie, Roll & Hill, Peacock Ally, Living Glass, Arteriors Bassman Blaine, Donghia, Jonathan Adler, Landon Cole, Flavor Paper, Elite Painting & Wall Covering.
In this vertical shot of the open plan central space, we see some of the port hole windows hanging above the fireplace, with dandelion art seen on the far wall. The kitchen boasts warm wood cabinetry in contrast with the darker and lighter shades seen throughout the home.
The turquoise chandelier hangs above a sleek black two-tier coffee table, surrounded by unique furniture, including a basket chair hung in the left corner. The high vaulted ceiling results in an expansive space.
Looking down over the open-plan space, we see how the living room shares the dark hardwood flooring with a kitchen and dining room, at right. The idiosyncratic details add up to a nuanced, personalized look.
Here’s a close look at the hung looped basket chair, one of many custom pieces of furniture in the home. The rich hardwood flooring appears to glow in the sunlight.
The unique fireplace, crafted from recycled Travertine tile and marble, reaches up and over the doorway, encompassing an entire feature wall. It’s an anchor element, bringing a sense of gravity to the eclectic space.
The dining room, divided from the living room by a bespoke bead wall, features a more elegant and restrained look, with a neutral palette and custom lighting solutions. The dining table in dark wood is flanked by soft beige chairs and a highly patterned bench built into the wall.
This cozy home office space features detailed butterfly patterned wallpaper and a large “peace sign” artwork on the wall, surrounding the minimal set of furniture with rich detail.
Here’s a great example of the eclectic style informing every aspect of the home. The pendant lighting here is a set of perforated steel hands, reaching down from the ceiling.
Here’s a small family room space that overlooks, via the large set of porthole windows, the open plan living room. A pair of mismatched but equally personalized chairs share space with a small chrome and glass coffee table.
This bedroom is wrapped in the Favela wallpaper, making for a sharply textural appearance with a sense of playfulness, despite the black and white palette.
The primary bath enjoys a vaulted ceiling with large skylight, filling the greyscale space with natural light. A single large window looms above the curved black leather accent chair.
The bedside table features unique chrome hardware and inner storage, supporting artful pieces like the colored glass lamp. The detailed wall textures provide high contrast with the plain white bedding and grey carpet.
This smaller bathroom is an exercise in high contrast, with black and white tile flooring reflecting the palette of the walls and ceiling. A simple black vanity with marble top sits below a mirror framed like a sunflower.
In the primary bath, with rich natural wood cabinetry and a marble bath surround, we see another example of the gorgeous macro-photography dandelion art on the walls.
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