Source: Architectural Digest
Alex Rodriguez is known for his long career with the New York Yankees, but the third baseman is also a partner in a high-end home construction business. He recently built a gorgeous contemporary home in Coral Gables, Florida, which was featured in an issue of Architectural Digest. We love the striking living room, with its blackened-steel panels, modern art and plush furnishings.
If you like A Rod’s style, we’ve got the look.
Setting the tone and providing plenty of seating are two custom-made sofas upholstered in cotton velvet from Brunschwig & Fils. Our Stripes Sofas would be a great (and much more affordable) option. The sleek lines are striking, while the blue upholstery is classic.
A Rod uses a pair of vintage Milo Baughman chairs covered in cashmere upholstery. We think our Singular Arm Chairs would be just as striking and much more practical. The shiny chrome frame complements the crisp white leatherette upholstery, making the chair easy to maintain.
A Rod’s room includes a vintage white Gabriella Crespi cocktail table. Our Round White Coffee Table offers a similar look, and provides plenty of space to display accents or rest your beverage.
Our sleek inspiration room is warmed up by a beautiful angora carpet. Our Carter Shag Rug in grey will give your room a similar effect. Its plush texture softens the contemporary space, and brings an element of contrast.
A collection of acrylic side tables give A Rod’s room more surface space while keeping the room’s open feel. We have three options that would work. First, the Acrylic End Table offers a pedestal style and a round top, mimicking the cocktail table. The Deko Round End Table features a chrome base, which complements the accent chairs. And just for fun, we think the Spark Red Storage Accent Table would add a bold color-block feature to the space, serving as an artistic element.
Finally, A Rod’s room includes a vintage Pierre Cardin floor lamp, with a chrome base and white shade. Our sleek, minimalist Spectrum Chrome Floor Lamp is a great choice. The updated pharmacy design has a slender, adjustable arm that can be raised up and down to provide task lighting just where it’s needed.
What do you think of A Rod’s room? Did he knock it out of the ballpark or strike out?