steven johanknecht in elle decor

So inspired by Steven Johanknecht’s home featured in the March 2012 Elle Decor. It so happens that Steven is also a co-founder of one of my big design heroes, Commune Design– which I guess, explains everything.

And um… yeah, if you need me, you can find me quietly lounging in this backyard porch area!

There’s a great quote from Steven that has really been resonating with me lately (especially as I’ve been working on Project SB). He talks about the personal treasures he has integrated into the design, “This reflects a journey of collecting things, not an attempt to create a particular style,” Johanknecht says. “The house gave me a new appreciation of the things I owned, and it’s still evolving. In some ways it’s like taking an old coat or a favorite sweater and putting patches on the elbows—it just gets better.”

Check out the article and the entire slideshow at Elle Decor. (photos by William Abranowicz)

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