On Monday we went through Part 1 of Nava and Michael Abel’s colorful home. Today we are going upstairs and seeing the rest of the house.
The stairs are industrial metal stairs that make a fantastic clomping noise when you step on them – which is perfect if you’re in the living room and listening out for small children going somewhere they aren’t allowed…
The upstairs hallway is just as colorful as the space below.
Orange walls and a pine floor brighten the space. If you know me, then you know my opinion of unpainted pine – but I think it works here with the space because they aren’t trying to make it something it isn’t. Plus, realistically, Nava will paint it eventually anyhow…
Artwork hanging in the landing.
Memories are everywhere, and not necessarily painted by Nava.
Here are my parents on their wedding day.
Nava’s parents are opposite.
And while not all of us could paint such amazing artwork like Nava – most of us could have a go and do something like this (draw it out first, and you may even want to do it with paint pens if your hands aren’t steady enough for a brush.)
Isn’t this a great way to spruce up a basic light switch?
It could also be used to pull attention away from a light (not that this is what is happening here, just another application for the affect…)
The bed was made when my niece left it – but another child came and decided to change that fact. So please don’t think she’s messy – she’s not.
I love how the girls rooms are some of the most conservative color-wise of the house. I can remember when they were much younger how they would complain about the house, until all of their friends came and were impressed 🙂
Artwork in one girls room.
Artwork in the other girls room – and the only pale surface in the house.
And Aviv’s room (he’s only starting to surf now).
Back down the hall over to the main bath – I love the combination of the red pendant lamp and the pink ceiling.
The master bedroom…
This is Nava’s self portrait as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
Indian art painted by Nava.
The downstairs patio has not been forgotten either. In fact, they took a weekend and mosaiced a portion of the side patio wall.
The house of Michael and Nava Abel – art is everywhere.
Shira Abel is the CEO and founder of Hunter & Bard, an award-winning public relations and design agency that works with scale-ups and enterprises on building their brand, awareness and thought leadership.
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