Photo Gallery: Jonathan Adler Designs
See his “happy chic” spaces.
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, Adler, to do the interiors with a mix of warm textiles and accessories and mid-century modern furniture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A geometric rug and pillows punch up this bedroom. Mirrored side tables with Adler’s ceramic table lamps flank the bed.
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.
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.
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.
Adler’s ceramic animals pop in this eclectic, feminine room. A black-painted floor and zebra rug keep the look crisp.
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.
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.
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.
Bamboo and other kitschy details take on a contemporary air in this hotel bedroom.
Adler’s furniture is as playful as his interior designs. He 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.
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.
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.
In these two books, Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors and Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing, the designer reveals the secrets of creating one-of-a-kind spaces. Using photos of his most bright and engaging designs, he explains how to pull together livable, joyous rooms.