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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“I love the airiness of the loftlike open-floor plan. The kitchen/dining room/living room has floor-to-ceiling windows that have a view of a beautiful treetop. I purposely did not have curtains so the green treetop view became the focal point, like artwork. It rejuvenates me when I walk into my house to see nature’s work!”
Part of the series:

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