How to Design a Minimalist Space That Still Feels Warm

How to Design a Minimalist Space That Still Feels Warm

Take it from Citizens of Humanity’s creative director, Catherine Ryu.

Tristan Kallas

When looking at the people behind some of our favorite lines in the world, it’s usually safe to assume their personal style is excellent. And “personal style” doesn’t stop at someone’s wardrobe, generally—their homes are also worth a peek.

This is certainly the case with Catherine Ryu, Citizens of Humanity’s Creative Director. Beyond her denim-filled closet (which is organized by wash and year) her home is a minimalist’s dream. And whereas most stark living spaces feel somewhat spartan and bare, Ryu’s is warm, thanks to her oak floors and lovingly collected furniture.

The denim guru gave us a tour of her Hollywood Hills home, pointing out how she keeps the open and airy loft feeling welcoming and comfortable, but still pulled together.

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“The apartment is located in the foothills of Sunset Plaza, Hollywood Hills. It’s 1,450 square feet with 9-foot ceilings and an open, light-filled layout. My apartment is minimal/contemporary, but I wanted it to feel warm and livable without being too stark. Natural Belgian oak wood floors bring a lot of warmth. Most of my furniture is in the mid-century modern style, which suits condo living. I’ve been collecting pieces since I was in my mid-20s. The Knoll dining table I purchased while still living at home with my parents!”
Part of the series:

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