Designer homes – A glimpse into the Eames House

Originally known as Case Study House No. 8, the Eames House served as the home and studio of the most famous design partnership of the twentieth-century. The house was described by Charles Eames himself as a “lived-in, usable, and well-loved home.” Have you ever wondered how masters of design decorate their own abode? Take an inside look to find out!

The initial design solution was sketched out by Charles Eames with fellow architect and designer Eero Saarinen in 1945; later on Charles and Ray redesigned the house for the Case Study House Program sponsored by Los Angeles’ Arts and Architecture Magazine, a publication that commissioned architects to design inexpensive and efficient modern houses that could serve as models for the post-WWII housing boom.

The House is located on a cliff in a neighbourhood in Los Angeles that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The bold façade with colour panels in orange, blue and gold arranged on the grid, reminds us of a Piet Mondrian painting and creates a visual contrast with the grove of eucalyptus trees.

As for the interior design, the collection includes, among others, Isamu Noguchi floor lamps, the sophisticated Lounge Chair Classic, the Contract table , the LTR occasional table and the cute House bird. Thinking about recreating the same look? Click here to shop!

The house is a double-storey unit divided into living and studio areas by an open court. Can you spot the colourful Hang it All in this picture from the studio?

If you enjoy like us taking a peek into the houses of the masters of design, watch this space for further posts on designer houses!