Zen and the Art of Urban Living

Often, an idea is unlocked as much by the people as by the space. This urban condo presented a challenging configuration, but the owners were a very cool couple whose life together included a daily yoga practice. That was the inspiration for the balancing warm/cool palette and the Asian-inspired artwork you see here. Elements anchor it all… wood, stone, metal and natural light… making it feel calm and centered, despite the urban setting. The Italian millstone was actually mine, but it was perfect for this space. Sometimes, you have to listen to the universe.

Photography: Ted Yarwood