We recently finished installing the Venice Beach Art House. We’re so excited to share this project with you and keep reliving the install because 1. You can’t beat the location of Venice Beach and 2. We had an absolute dream client.

An artist herself, Jodi Pantuck, boasts an expansive modern art collection. This project would be all about integrating both her personal art the art she’s collected and making that the centerpiece of the home. Scroll down for a complete tour of the home.

Jodi in her Venice Art House

Welcome to The Venice Art House

Upon entering the home, you’re greeted with a row of paintings by Steven Keene, above a row of Noir furniture cabinets which add a natural texture and modern, playful dimension to the space. 

Noir furniture cabinets in Venice Beach

The stairs are one of those “wow” architectural features in the home that makes a statement when you first walk in, complemented by a Ralph Greco sculpture on the landing. 

Staircase in modern Venice Beach Home

Lounging in the Living Room

A bright white and color infused living room, make this casual space perfect for entertaining. The wall space, above the orange side table in the corner, features two abstract works by artist Scott Yeskel –  that of a pool and metal RV. His work is serving us some major Palm Spring vibes! 

Lori Dennis designs the Venice Beach Art house

Urban Influences in The Venice Art House

The Heart with a Car print featured on the far nightstand in the master bedroom and the print of Los Angeles in kitchen are by artist Frank Romero, a Chicago-based artist whose work is a reminder of vintage glamour in the form of cars, palm trees, and urban landscapes. His work reminds us of Miami! Above the bed is one of Jodi’s original works. The style of this piece is all about emotion worked through a meditative state and intense physicality. Pieces like this are available for sale and are customized for the emotion that moves you the most.

The Frank Sinatra photo in the bedroom is by Sid Avery, whose known for his portrait photography of celebrities in their most intimate moments, making the bedroom the natural place to feature his work.   

Pomegranate in the Kitchen

Kitchens & Bathrooms in the Venice Art House

modern kitchen in venice beach

Both the pomegranate art featured in the modern art house kitchen and the bee painting in the powder room below are by artist Gus Harper, whose artists philosophy involves searching for the beauty in everyday objects.

Guest bath in the venice beach art house

Dining Indoors and Out

The painting on the art wall in the dining room of Satan the Cat, is by Vanessa Stockard, whose work is moody and visceral, adding a deeper texture and comical element to the space. 

Satan the Cat Painting in Dining Room

Indoor Outdoor Vibes

We are in Venice Beach, after all, a coastal artists’ haven in West Los Angeles. So after featuring the art, the next most important element of this home was going to be optimizing the indoor-outdoor space as seamlessly as possible.

poolside of modern venice beach home designed by Lori Dennis

I love the architectural texture that these large dark framed windows add as they pop against the sleek white exterior and allowing all the natural daylight to flood in.

poolside at the Venice Art House

Cozy low-slung lounge seating from Teak Warehouse make this the perfect spot for entertaining.

The Art Home Edit.

One of the biggest mistakes American homeowners make is in overbuying and hoarding. That doesn’t mean you have to be a strict minimalist, this home certainly isn’t. Even though it is modern and clean, in a lot of ways it’s the exact opposite of minimalistic, with art covering nearly every square inch of wall space. But everything serves a purpose and enhances the home.

The #1 piece of advice I can give to homeowners when they’re redesigning their space is to repurpose and edit. Choose five pieces of furniture you really love to have in a room and work with just those. Take pause before you buy accessories – If you’re just trying to fill up empty spaces with chotskies, you have too much room! Rethink the flow of your space. Get creative with the less is more approach. Again, this isn’t about forcing a minimal modern style, unless that is what you want and what you’re going for.