A New Social Club, The Britely, Debuts in West Hollywood {A New Social Club, The Britely, Debuts in West Hollywood} – English

A New Social Club, The Britely, Debuts in West Hollywood {A New Social Club, The Britely, Debuts in West Hollywood} – English

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This December, L.A. welcomes The Britely, a new social club perched high atop the Pendry West Hollywood hotel on Sunset Boulevard. To engage a diverse clientele from different backgrounds and industries, Swedish designer Martin Brudnizki was tapped to come up with a vibrant design that is youthful yet rooted in old Hollywood style. “I hope it will offer members and their guests a feeling of escapism and fantasy,” says Brudnizki. “It’s fun to design a scheme that has surprises,” he adds, noting the gold ceiling and pink ostrich-feather lamps. “These lighthearted touches enhance the ambience, and the result is a place that feels sensual, tactile and seductive.” Club amenities include a music venue, screening room, bowling lanes, three private lounges, a gym and spa, a rooftop pool and two members-only restaurant concepts by none other than iconic chef Wolfgang Puck. thebritely.com

RENDERING COURTESY THE BRITELY

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Street Art With Je Ne Sais Quoi Livens Up Los Angeles {Street Art With Je Ne Sais Quoi Livens Up Los Angeles} – English

Street Art With Je Ne Sais Quoi Livens Up Los Angeles {Street Art With Je Ne Sais Quoi Livens Up Los Angeles} – English

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WHO: French-born street artist Punk Me Tender keeps his identity secret, but his works have amassed a celebrity following.

WHAT: Whether it’s graffiti, painting or photography, his pieces are imbued with the fantastical and the unexpected. Recent projects include a mural at the Line Hotel’s new club, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and a pop-up at Fred Segal Sunset.

WHY: Inspiration comes from the intersection of gritty street life and couture fashion, which the artist takes to a hyper-glamorous state with dynamic colors and painting techniques, Swarovski crystals and silk flowers.

IN HIS WORDS: “I love to utilize Instagram to showcase my artwork. It allows for an unfiltered exchange of emotions with the audience and I can focus on my artwork, not my appearance. The beauty of Instagram is its ability make an image travel the world virtually. No other platform can do this for you.”

orange, yellow and red butterfly

man on top of blue building

PHOTOS COURTESY PUNK ME TENDER

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Small Changes Lead To A Full-Scale Remodel In Denver {Small Changes Lead To A Full-Scale Remodel In Denver} – English

Small Changes Lead To A Full-Scale Remodel In Denver {Small Changes Lead To A Full-Scale Remodel In Denver} – English

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A Chipped Counter Leads To A Full-Scale Remodel In Denver

A Chipped Counter Leads To A Full-Scale Remodel In Denver

On the home's second story, designer Mikhail Dantes created a relaxing spot in the master bedroom to take in views of the lake. A Troscan chair sits beneath a Sam Scott painting purchased at William Havu Gallery. The modern fireplace is from Distinctive Mantels Designs.

On the home’s second story, designer Mikhail Dantes created a relaxing spot in the master bedroom to take in views of the lake. A Troscan chair sits beneath a Sam Scott painting purchased at William Havu Gallery. The modern fireplace is from Distinctive Mantels Designs.

In the dining room, Dantes took cues from the neighboring living room's coffered ceiling when adding geometric elements like the hair-on-hide rug and Robert Kelly artwork. A Fuse Lighting chandelier from MOD Design lights the Anees Furniture & Design chairs and a Chai Ming Studios table.

In the dining room, Dantes took cues from the neighboring living room’s coffered ceiling when adding geometric elements like the hair-on-hide rug and Robert Kelly artwork. A Fuse Lighting chandelier from MOD Design lights the Anees Furniture & Design chairs and a Chai Ming Studios table.

Bulthaup cabinets with a mix of matte lacquer and dark oak as well as a hand-blown crystal and bronze Jonathan Browning Studios light fixture make the kitchen stand out. A walnut slab inserted in the white quartz topped island provides the dining surface and dictated the location of the Bright Chair Company counter stools.

Bulthaup cabinets with a mix of matte lacquer and dark oak as well as a hand-blown crystal and bronze Jonathan Browning Studios light fixture make the kitchen stand out. A walnut slab inserted in the white quartz topped island provides the dining surface and dictated the location of the Bright Chair Company counter stools.

Leather tiles by Studioart over the fireplace give distinction to the office. Bright Chair Company seating surround a Troscan desk, and the lamp is by Orestes Suarez Lighting. Here and throughout the house the new floors are walnut with a light stain.

Leather tiles by Studioart over the fireplace give distinction to the office. Bright Chair Company seating surround a Troscan desk, and the lamp is by Orestes Suarez Lighting. Here and throughout the house the new floors are walnut with a light stain.

Ann Sacks floor tile and wallcovering by Fromental add interest to the powder room. A Desiron mirror hangs above the vanity and sink with a Gessi faucet. The sconces are by Fuse Lighting.

Ann Sacks floor tile and wallcovering by Fromental add interest to the powder room. A Desiron mirror hangs above the vanity and sink with a Gessi faucet. The sconces are by Fuse Lighting.

"This is a city suburban-style house designed for a single gentleman, so we went for a more masculine master bedroom with no frills," says Dantes. The clean lines of the linen Magni Home Collection bed and the simplicity of the lamp by Orestes Suarez Lighting add to this look.

“This is a city suburban-style house designed for a single gentleman, so we went for a more masculine master bedroom with no frills,” says Dantes. The clean lines of the linen Magni Home Collection bed and the simplicity of the lamp by Orestes Suarez Lighting add to this look.

"Once we added steel posts to the staircase, the choice of light fixture was obvious," says Dantes, who chose a Jonathan Browning Studios chandelier fashioned from powder-coated brass tubes. In the stairwell, a Zachariah Rieke painting from William Havu Gallery is a perfect complement.

“Once we added steel posts to the staircase, the choice of light fixture was obvious,” says Dantes, who chose a Jonathan Browning Studios chandelier fashioned from powder-coated brass tubes. In the stairwell, a Zachariah Rieke painting from William Havu Gallery is a perfect complement.

In interior design, chain reactions are common. It often goes like this: A new sofa makes the old armchairs look a little worn, so they are reupholstered. The fresh seats make the existing rug seem out of place and the old drapes look wrong, so they are both replaced. It’s that type of scenario that designer Mikhail Dantes found himself in when Thomas Madden, a single dad with a young daughter, approached him about furnishing his newly acquired home in Denver’s coveted Wash Park neighborhood. During an early walk-through Thomas nonchalantly indicated a chip in the kitchen counter and asked if it could be replaced. To which Dantes replied that changing the top would probably mean the old sink had to go, and then the cabinets might not look right, and well, you can guess what happened next. “From that one little chip we moved into a whole house remodel and before we knew it we were taking the interior down to the studs,” says Dantes.

“The house had great bones, but I really wanted something more modern,” says Thomas, who was drawn to Dantes’ knack for making neutral palettes inviting and minimalist interiors both elegant and livable. Along with those attributes the designer’s take-no-prisoners approach to any form of excess has become an accepted part of his signature style. “No case, no base, no trim,” Dantes says about refreshing this home. “We recreated the architecture inside by stripping down superfluous decoration.”

Putting the initial “furnishings only” request on hold the designer first tackled the more pressing issues of reassigning rooms and eliminating any references to the home’s Tuscan ambience–distressed cabinets and faux plaster walls in mottled shades of red, taupe and blue topping the casualty list. In short order the master bathroom and closet were reorganized to create more storage space, three cramped upper-level guest rooms were merged into two larger spaces, and all evidence of faux stone mantles, columns and other Italian accents vanished.

Paramount to the reinvention was a thoughtful layering of new materials starting with lightly stained walnut floors, and walls coated in Dantes go-to Benjamin Moore shade of Super White. In the living room, the monolithic limestone-wrapped fireplace with suede padded tiles above the mantel would normally be the sole statement piece, but in the open layout the kitchen’s mix of lacquer and dark oak cabinets also draws you in. Add to that the ceiling, where large collaged pieces of lacquered tea paper line the spaces between the coffers, causing all eyes gazing up. “I wanted to add a pattern that was more organic to contrast with all the clean lines,” Dantes says. “And when you’re lying on the sofa it’s nice to look up and see something wonderful.”

Still Dantes insists it is not any one thing that stands out in the great room but rather the amalgamation that makes it successful. “There’s a lot going on, but the trick was how to make all those elements blend in a peaceful cohesive way,” says the designer, who also added nubby linen upholstery on the sofa and a hand-knotted wool rug on the floor as textural interjections. “The quietness and subtlety of the palette makes it possible to layer many things without any one thing being in your face.”

Throughout, there are geometry lessons. In the dining room, for example, the console table’s metal frame mimics the linear pattern of the hide-on-hair rug, with the blocks and lines on the wall art providing the perfect complement. “I took my cues from the grid pattern created by the coffered ceiling in the living room,” Dantes says. In the lower-level media room stripes and cubes depicted in the artwork reinforce the pattern subtheme in the rug and in the dramatic fireplace with book-matched marble.

In the master bedroom, a wooly sheepskin rug and suede wallcovering soften the tone-on-tone space, but the latter required a little convincing. “There was this over-the-top gold accent wall I saw that I thought would be perfect,” the homeowner shares. “But Mikhail nicely suggested that I might get tired of it and gently steered me toward the suede instead, which I really love.”

Steering his clients in the direction of longevity is another part of Dantes enduring design philosophy. “My approach with every client is the same,” he says. “No tricks or gimmicks–and whatever the style, it’s about beautiful pieces mixed together to create beautiful rooms.”

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