Calvin Gilbreath on – The Flat


I am in love with this space. It is no surprise that the owner of his abode is a part time interior designer and has plans to start a design consulting business. Calvin Gilbreath certainly has innate flair for design. I love how he mixes textures and aesthetics. The modern with the classic, the sleek with the natural, the contrasts of light and dark,  and how it comes together and stays true to the African influence at the core of the design. And what also makes this space so interesting is the unexpected: like the framed Michelle Obama Time Magazine photo so low to the ground, but it is the swath of white space above the photo that draws your attention to it and helps it to stand out.  And I have always HATED ceiling fans, but one look at this room has changed all that. Wow. After the zebra print behind he coach my eye went right to this fan. What a beautiful choice for this room. But what really pulls this room together and sets the stage for the design is the one contrasting wall pained in a very dark matte color. A brave decision but a strategic one. How do think this room would look if this wall was white as well?  I had planned on doing the whole white desk thing when I buy my condo, but now I am rethinking this. A white chair, a white faux fur throw and a black wood desk sounds divine to me. I could totally see myself in a space like this. Problem is I would probably never leave it. To see of this home and to read an interview with Calvin please visit ApartmentTherapy.com


All images via apartmenttherapy.com

35 comments :

  1. What a beautiful apartment. I would love to move. I spend way too much time daydreaming about how I would decorate a new place.

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  2. Oh wow! Amazing interiors - perfect bachelor pad!

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  3. holy this space is amazing. that zebra painting! wow. i love how you caught and explained the michelle obama time magazine cover. the way you described is so so right on!

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  4. it's fabulous! i have round mirror similar to that in my living room. only it's solid wood and brown.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  5. I have a love hate relationship with ceiling fans. They are a necessary evil for me and most are oh-so hideous! But this one is fun, he has great style.

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  6. Wow. Loving all of the zebra prints! Gorgeous.

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  7. It looks so cozy yet stylish:) I love the zebra prints, the mirror and the floor is amazing too. Kisses, dear.

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  8. The bold touches are just perfectly done. I'd just want to hang out at home too if I lived in a space like this.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  9. Gorgeous space! Love the zebra print and all of the dark accents. That is a marvelous ceiling fan, I agree!

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  10. Some cool creative furniture right here. Very cool. Love the vase especially :)

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  11. Love this space, thanks for sharing! Such impeccable design. I would probably never leave either if that were my apartment.
    xx Sarah
    sarah kate style

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  12. Such a cosy and stylish home, love it! I love the big zebra wall art, it makes such a statement for the living room.

    I actually also recently discovered apartment therapy website and I love it!!! Always has such inspiring and stylish homes:)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  13. fun! I need to do better about decorating my space :)

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  14. loving the decor here... full of life and details... perfect!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  15. Looks amazing.
    Love the animal print artwork.

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  16. So cool! Those photographs are adorable!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

    www.svetusvet.com

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  17. This is a lovely home, love all the prints. Thanks for visiting me doll. And thank you for doing the heart too :) Have a lovely day doll xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

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  18. I love how the pop of the zebra is making all the difference! So beautiful!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  19. He has absolutely amazing taste - what a gorgeous space!!!

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  20. such an amazing apartment. love so many of the pieces in it!

    xxx Lady à la Mode

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  21. For me, I would have done all black on the walls, but this space is still nice. I especially love the coffee table and the styling on top. It's gorgeous!

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  22. Woah I love the place and the decor especially the zebra print on the wall!

    xx
    www.starringsamantha.blogspot.com

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  23. love the zebra additions and that trash bin is so cute looking, it adds to the space nicely really crazy over that ceiling fan too. thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  24. This is such an amazing interior!

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  25. Its wonderfull! Amazing interior and loved the style <3

    http://myglossyaffair.blogspot.in/

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  26. Ooooh, I want everything! So cool. Great post, doll!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  27. Such a beautiful place. I love the decoration, especially all of the patterns used like that animal print frame.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  28. Gorgeous interior! I love the couch + the bathroom trash can - who knew a trash can could be cute?

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Kier
    Fashion Addict LA
    Recent DIY: DIY Lucite Perfume Clutch
    Recent post: Fuck Your Selfie

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  29. LOVE that zebra pic:) I have a simular from IKEA at home Its something with that black&white thing I LOVE

    Check out my new post...a FAB. French appartment to die for:)

    have a great day dear¨

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - Swedish decor, food, and fashion

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