Exploring The Mid-Century Modern Malibu Home – An Inspiring Familial Retreat


Step into the allure of Jens and Emma Grede’s mid-century modern Malibu home, where every corner is a testament to familial serenity and design inspiration.

Nestled atop the rugged cliffs of Malibu, Jens Grede, the visionary entrepreneur from Sweden, and his British counterpart and wife, Emma, were captivated by a breathtaking vista that epitomized their notion of paradise. This enchanting abode, meticulously crafted by AD100 interior designer Jane Hallworth, beckons visitors into a world where fashion intersects with architectural marvels, creating an oasis of inspiration and tranquility.

In this Grede’s sanctuary, every corner reveals a story of style, sophistication, and the boundless love shared by their family of six. Welcome to a captivating exploration of design ingenuity and the art of living well in one of California’s most coveted coastal escapes; where over the years, this house exchanged hands among notable figures like Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres, each preserving its essence while infusing their touch.

Living Rooms:

In the first living space, a symphony of contemporary elegance unfolds as a captivating mix of furnishings and accents come together in perfect harmony. The plush cream sofa anchors the room, exuding chic sophistication and inviting relaxation. Flanking it are the iconic chairs, each contributing to the space’s refined ambiance. At the center, the cocktail table serves as a stylish focal point. Under the ensemble of sophisticated furnishings lies a sumptuous beige rug, its plush fibers inviting barefoot exploration and providing a luxurious foundation for the room.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this large area rug‘s intricate patterns and rich textures add depth and dimension to the space, infusing it with warmth and comfort. With its subtle yet striking design, the rug serves as a unifying element, tying together the various elements of the room and creating a cohesive, inviting atmosphere for relaxation and conversation.

Moving to the other living space in this Malibu home, we can feel a sense of timeless charm permeating the air as classic design elements blend seamlessly with contemporary flair. Dominating one wall is the captivating custom tile mural by Stan Bitters, infusing the space with artistic depth and personality. Each piece of furniture contributes to the room’s eclectic charm. Anchoring the arrangement is the timeless leather lounge chair, its iconic design inviting relaxation and contemplation amidst the artistic splendor of the space.

Beneath the captivating ensemble of furnishings and accents lies a luxurious rug that anchors the room with its sumptuous texture and rich gray hues. Its intricate pattern, reminiscent of abstract artistry, lends a sense of depth and visual interest to the room. At the same time, its soft, earthy tones complement the surrounding mid-century modern decor with effortless elegance.

Kitchen & Dining Spaces:

A tapestry of textures and design elements converge in the dining spaces and kitchen to create inviting areas for culinary delights and shared meals. In the breakfast room, a sense of timeless elegance permeates the space, with a mid-century modern light fixture casting a soft glow over the table and chairs, beckoning guests to gather and indulge in fine dining experiences.

This ambiance in Grede’s Malibu home is further enriched by a captivating Malick Sidibé photograph adorning one of the kitchen walls, adding a touch of cultural intrigue to the culinary setting.

The kitchen is a masterpiece of modern design and functionality, with countertops crafted from ombre marble exuding luxury and sophistication. At the same time, the antique rugs add warmth and character to the room.

A more casual yet equally charming atmosphere awaits in the breakfast area, inviting occupants to start their day with a hearty meal in a stylish setting.

With rugs adorning the floors, the breakfast area and kitchen become culinary havens and showcases of refined design and comfort.

The rug commands attention with its intricate patterns and rich hues, infusing the dining area with a sense of history and character. Its plush fibers offer a luxurious underfoot experience, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the culinary delights served upon the elegant table.

As diners gather around in this Malibu home, they’re enveloped by the rug’s warmth and texture, elevating the dining experience to new heights of comfort and sophistication. Truly, the rug serves as the crowning jewel of the formal dining room, tying together the space with its timeless beauty and exquisite craftsmanship.

Primary Bedroom:

In the primary bedroom, an aura of serene mid-century modern sophistication envelops the space, offering a sanctuary for rest. An exquisite artwork hangs above the bed, adorned with sumptuous fabric, infusing the room with a touch of artistic allure. The bed is layered with a customized coverlet, inviting a sense of cozy comfort, while a rug beneath adds plush softness underfoot.

Adjacent to the sleeping area, a cozy sitting area beckons with inviting charm. An antique Japanese boro patchwork, steeped in history and character, graces the wall behind the sofa, a luxurious centerpiece. Nestled beside it, a table exudes timeless elegance, complemented by a black leather vanity chair for added mid-century modern sophistication. A stacked stone cocktail table adds a rustic touch, grounding the space with its natural beauty.

Meticulously crafted, this rug boasts a plush texture that invites homeowners to sink their toes into its sumptuous fibers, offering a tactile experience that enhances the room’s ambiance.

An atmosphere of refined elegance prevails in the sitting area of the primary bedroom. An artwork by Rudolf Stingel graces the mantel, infusing the space with a sense of contemporary chic.

Moving to the family room, a vibrant mid-century modern energy emanates from a captivating Richard Prince painting, adding a bold splash of color and creativity to the space. This area serves as a cozy retreat for the family, where they gather to relax, unwind, and enjoy each other’s company amidst the warmth and comfort of their home.

Bathroom:

In the bathroom, amidst the luxurious features and elegant fixtures, the rugs stand out as a focal point, adding comfort and style to the space. Crafted with care and attention to detail, the rug enhances the bathroom’s ambiance, providing a soft, inviting surface underfoot.

Against the backdrop of an Agape tub and Cipollino Macchia Vecchia marble vanity, the rug adds a touch of texture and personality, tying together the bathroom’s elements with its timeless elegance. As natural light filters in from the Uchiwa floor lamp by Ingo Maurer and illuminates the space, the rug becomes a central feature, elevating the bathroom experience to one of luxury and comfort.

Nestled amidst the breathtaking cliffs of Malibu, Jens and Emma Grede’s mid-century modern retreat epitomizes a harmonious blend of design brilliance and familial joy. From the sweeping vistas that initially captivated their hearts to the meticulously curated living spaces that now envelop their family of six, every corner of their Malibu home radiates a unique story of style and sophistication.

Whether indulging in culinary delights in the dining spaces, finding solace in the tranquil haven of the primary bedroom, or basking in moments of togetherness in the family room, each area bears the mark of the Grede’s impeccable taste and unwavering commitment to creating a sanctuary of comfort and elegance. Throughout the journey, rugs serve as grounding elements, infusing warmth, texture, and timeless beauty into the fabric of their home. We hope you got inspired by this Malibu home, and we invite you to discover the Essential Collection by Tapis Studio.

Source: AD Magazine by André Jones

February 20, 2024

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