We like to check in on Los Angeles-based Commune Design from time to time. The multidisciplinary design studio (it works on architecture, interior, graphic, and product design projects) always seems to have something interesting in its portfolio. On our latest visit, we were rewarded with this distinctive kitchen in Santa Monica.
It belongs to Hollywood talent manager Evelyn O’Neill and was inspired by Maison La Roche in Paris. (Not familiar with the architecturally important residence? See Alexa’s 12 Design Lessons from Le Corbusier’s Maison La Roche in Paris.) O’Neill visited the landmark in 2015 with her friend, actress and design enthusiast Julianne Moore, and was immediately enamored with its unusual palette of warm apricot and vibrant green-blue, a color scheme she thought would translate well in her high-rise apartment overlooking the Pacific.
On Moore’s recommendation, she hired Commune to bring some of Le Corbusier’s mid-century modern sensibility to her two-bedroom flat. “I would say it’s more like the feel and spirit of the project were inspired by Le Corbusier than any particular thing—except for the color palette which is literally his,” says the firm’s co-founder Roman Alonso, who also cites French mid-century giant Charlotte Perriand as an influence on this renovation.
Below, the chic results.