When you have got a view of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and among Tel Aviv’s most recognizable parts of modern architecture, there’s a propensity to maintain your insides clean and neutral. That is the strategy designer Scott Talmon took together with the apartment in Israel that he shares Adi Cohen, with his life partner. Despite everything being relatively new when they moved in, “not all of it worked for us,” says Talmon, who streamlined things to make way for those views, rarely deviating from crisp whites or subtle grays and light blues.
at a Glance
Who lives here: Scott Talmon, Adi Cohen and their French bulldog, Brian
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Size: 1,500 square feet;1 bedroom, 2 baths, two small offices
Talmon loves light blue and the feel of velvet. He found equally using their original upholstery at a set of 1960s armchairs. The natural light highlights the feel of the grass cloth wallpaper that is dark.
Table lamp: Owl, West Elm
Philippe Starck’s iconic Yoo buildings create a stunning background for the modern living room.
A raised island pub and White Formica-finished cabinets reflect the sea. Talmon abandoned the chimney bare “to feel like one with a stunning view of the blue Mediterranean,” he says.
Countertop: Caesarstone; flooring: ceramic tile
Talmon stores his wine collection in a classic closet. He utilizes magnetic letters on the metal front door to create messages for people.
Bamboo bowl: Estúdio Campana
A hallway to the left of the wine bar contributes to the home offices. The main bedroom is to the left of the stainless steel fridge in the prior photo.
Talmon prefers a mild and modern design; Cohen’s design is more traditional. He chose all of this furniture to his home office, which doubles as a guest room.
Talmon’s office is minimalist and bright. The stacked shelves double as benches or a coffee table.
Desk: Linnmon/Finnvard, Ikea; shelves: Tollman’s
To produce the bathroom larger, Talmon, who’s taller than 6 feet, had the walls of the adjoining laundry room moved. This allowed him to create a larger walk-in cupboard.
Gray moldings anchor the sack and make it feel cozier. The couple came up with this expression and functioned with Tifa Arts to get it printed on wood. “I love typography and wanted something which would be both masculine and subdued,” Talmon says.
Interior paint: Quarry Pebble; molding paint: Silhouette Grey, equally by Tambour
After running from wall tiles from the guest toilet, Talmon painted the top wall and ceiling black to match the vanity and floor. The artwork bit wrapped in Talmon’s parents’ toilet.
Weathered paint: Flint Black, Tambour
The living room leads to the cozy ipe wood balcony, with magnificent views of Starck’s Yoo buildings.
Talmon awakens in his office in an armchair he designed with Cohen.
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