Photo Gallery: Jonathan Adler Designs
See his “happy chic” spaces.
Schefer Design, an architecture firm, rebuilt and modernized a Bertrand Goldberg house.
Photographer Andrea Stern’s modernist home glows like a jewel at night. After getting Schefer Design to reinvent the original structure, she tapped her friend, New York-based designer Jonathan Adler, to do the interiors with a mix of warm textiles and accessories and mid-century modern furniture.
See more of Adler’s interiors in our photo gallery.
The classic 1949 fireplace wall is original to this house.
Sleek, tailored furniture and a warm light fixture contrast beautifully with the rough-hewn stone fireplace. Adler's shapely pottery introduces an organic note. Glass walls look out to expansive views of the water.
The warm colours of Jonathan Adler’s geometric Peter Rug exude character.
Traditional and modern furniture, such as the Saarinen Womb Chair, mix effortlessly in this eclectic sitting area. Grasscloth walls, Adler's fish ceramics and modern photography keep the look current.
Saturated colours and rough stone walls create a one-of-a-kind space.
Adler's signature Chippendale-style green chairs pop against an off-white table, while a stunning modern chandelier glimmers overhead. Exuberant art work, pottery and plenty of seating combine in this bright and functional room.
Gold accents shine in this space.
Clean-lined chairs contrast with a shaggy patterned rug and an Asian-inspired cabinet and stool. Adler adds even more whimsy with an oversized lamp and owl sculpture.
Grasscloth walls and a fur throw offer texture and tone in this space.
A geometric rug and pillows punch up this bedroom. Mirrored side tables with Adler's ceramic table lamps flank the bed.
Iconic chairs recall the 1970s.
Playful wicker chairs offer an ideal spot to lounge and chat. Adler's colourful geometric pillows and shapely ceramics add to the crafty 70s vibe.
Tailored and tufted leather sofas exude all-American style.
Crisp details and symmetry — from the drapes to the sofas to the matching lucite table lamps — ground this space. That restraint allows for whimsical accessories, from the dog sculpture and a houndstooth-upholstered chair to a bronze palm tree.
A gallery-style art wall of photographs and paintings adds personality to this space.
Adler's signature geometric rug choice provides a counterpoint to a clean-lined desk and chair. Bold splashes of yellow, gold and blue in the upholstery, artwork and accessories keep the look lively.
Gilt and a mirrored console table add glamour to this space.
Adler's ceramic animals pop in this eclectic, feminine room. A black-painted floor and zebra rug keep the look crisp.
A pink gingham canopy bed and matching light shade strike a sweet note.
Colourful wallpaper, a shapely dresser and a geometric rug work together with white, mod accents in this bedroom. Adler's famous ceramic Giraffe objet looks whimsical and perfectly at home on a cube table.
Matching leather sofas face each other to facilitate conversation.
Curvaceous lamps, caramel leather and relaxed bamboo shades with floor-to-ceiling drapes over top give off an easygoing air. Adler's signature symmetrical furniture placement grants order to the space.
A shag rug and iconic chairs add a retro vibe to this space.
Adler is the master of the mix, as this hotel sitting area proves. A tailored, tufted leather sofa and matching side lamps look polished amongst the more eclectic elements of the room.
A clean-lined four poster bed offers modern style.
Bamboo and other kitschy details take on a contemporary air in this hotel bedroom.
Bold tangerine velvet upholstery and a white base make this sofa totally unique.
New York designer Jonathan Adler describes this piece best: “The Templeton Apartment Sofa is gracious enough for a Park Avenue parlor or modern enough for a Soho loft.”
Templeton Apartment Sofa, 78″ wide x 29″ high x 36″ deep, $3,300.
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Handcrafted tchotchkes are life-enhancing.
So says Adler's manifesto. The menagerie collection, among his best-known pottery works, features everything from stylized birds to baboons.
Menagerie Collection of Pottery, $18 to $495.
Consider two of these benches to sit opposite your living room sofa or under a bedroom console table.
Ikat-style fabric in Aegean blue is totally on-trend. This fully upholstered cushion bench features self welting and criss-cross legs.
X Bench In Aegean Sea, 21" wide x 21" deep x 18" high, $595.
Learn how to make fearless decorating choices.
In these two books, Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors and Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing, the New York designer reveals the secrets of creating one-of-a-kind spaces. Using photos of his most bright and engaging designs, Adler explains how to pull together liveable, joyous rooms.
See more of Adler’s products and interiors in our photo gallery.