Los Angeles-based artist Karen Kimmel does a range of work — from her own creations and consulting work for Nike to brand development for Splendid and various interior-design jobs. Karen is thrilled to be launching the new website for Kimmel Kids, her line of art and design tools for kids, and developing their next Crafting Community event. Today’s peek inside the home Karen shares with her husband, James, and two kids is what she describes as “mid-century modern meets Topanga Canyon.” With a love of the organic and natural, Karen can’t resist the lines of classic pieces but not without a hint of color, metallic or neon to keep things lively. The dream of simple beach living and ranch life are all part of Karen’s fantasy life plan, helping to inspire her design choices. Thanks so much to Karen and Alex, and thanks to Sarah Shreves for the photograph! — Anne
Image above: We got that owl wall hanging over the fireplace from the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market for $35. Score!
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Image above: Obsessed with the gorgeous succulent arrangements made by my good friend Neil from Gillyflowers at Sunset Junction. You can also see our Sister Corita [center] seriographs in the background.
Image above: An enameled aluminum piece by Ruth Root — adore the color palette!
Image above: Our entryway with works by Joe Sola, Raymond Pettibon, Anna Sew Hoy, Victor Vasarely and one of my collaborations with the artists of the First Street Gallery.
Image above: The owl pillow is one of my absolute favorite pieces — it was made by one of the incredibly talented artists at Creative Growth.
Image above: My son Ace and his collection of Supreme skate decks.
Image above: A Ruth Root painting along with a buddha made from shoelaces by Sanford Biggers and one of my stencil pieces from an installation I did for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.