In our Space of Mind article, we described how much cabin aesthetics were rising to find peace and a warm surrounding. This woodwork apartment was a raw white canvas when textile designer Emily Adams Bode and Aaron Aujla first moved in with no walls, designated rooms, or electrical installations. The idea of making it look lived and full of history was put into practice by using African mahogany and coffee-stained Douglas fir on walls. The project, including furniture pieces, was designed by Green River Project LLC’s, Aarons company founded together with Benjamin Bloomstein ten years ago.
“We like this idea that instead of buying things for the home, you make them,” says Bode in an interview with Architectural Digest, whose only requests were a big closet and a vintage soaking tub next to a window. “Eventually, you build your entire world.”
The apartment has its own character due to family legacy and Indian heritage pieces such as Himalayan masks on stands, a bamboo folding screen, and a collection of Ravi Varma prints. The idea of getting tactile and combine different surface textures is another red thread throughout the home; dried flowers, wicker, a corduroy sofa with personalized scribbles, and patchwork from Emily’s work are a few of the characteristics that make this home truly personal and eclectic.