Jamie Bush received his master’s in architecture from Tulane University and started his architecture and interior design firm in 2002. His work blurs the lines between architecture and interior design and he has a holistic approach towards creating residential spaces that are historically significant as well as modernist. He has collaborated with several other designers and architects including Steven Ehrlich, Walker Workshop, and Barbara Bestor. His designs incorporate organic elements, art pieces, and customized furniture along with contemporary styles and materials. His work has been featured in the 2019 AD100 top global architects and designers of the year, as well as Elle Decor’s A-List of top designers for 2019.
Here are the 15 most iconic works by Moody Nolan:
1. One Manhattan square
This apartment is located on the 60th story of One Manhattan square and has three bedrooms, a living room, a dining area, a kitchen, and an expansive view of the river. The decor is a mixture of colors and contemporary furniture including curved upholstered seating, a black hoop chair, and a walnut Vittorio bar. These elements fit together cohesively to create a fusion of styles in the apartment.
2. Beverly Hills estate
This estate is 5500 square foot estate has luxurious, curved interiors and a breath-taking view of the hills of Beverly rolling generously out beneath it. Completely redesigned in collaboration with Dennis Gibbens Architects this home is now a well-furnished, contemporary space. The interior is decorated with circular elements and motifs, Elegant furniture, and huge, airy rooms that perfectly capture the essence of LA.
3. La Canada mid-century
This 5,000 square foot home is set in the foothills of La Cañada Flintridge. The walls are paneled with redwood and the few clerestory windows give a sense of privacy and seclusion to space. Tones of deep browns are interlaced with black in the living room, and this is combined with the simple sleek language of the steel kitchen. The house won the Architectural Merit Award by Pasadena Foothill AIA in 2012.
4. La Canada Ranch
This 1950’s Ranch house was converted into a home that aims to be both modern and nostalgic at the same time. Vaulted ceilings paneled with wood, elegant furniture, and a warm palette of whites, creams, and natural browns make the house comfortable and cozy. The interiors are modernized while keeping the traditional ambiance of the place.
5. Santa Monica modern
This modern courtyard house in California is an effortless fusion of Asian and western elements; with glass doors that open up into sprawling green Japanese style gardens. The austere exterior is contrasted with the warmth of the interior, which has wooden ceilings, spacious floors, and Asian tinged details.
6. Brentwood modern
Jamie furnished the interior of this 1940’s ranch to create a modern, minimalist aesthetic. He added splashes of vibrant colors like peacock blue and lemon yellow in the living room to make the space playful and stimulating, while natural, grounded shades of the wooden furniture make the interior more mature.
7. Venice bungalow
Jamie bush has redefined this luxurious bungalow by the beach by creating width and depth to otherwise small interiors. The living room has warm hues, with lavish sofas, twin mirrors, and Karastan carpets. The bedroom is draped in shades of faded lavender with bleached white oak floors. The house also contains a library and music room which have their unique style that is still cohesive with the language of the house.
8. West Hollywood design studio
This beautiful Bungalow in California was completely rebuilt and converted into Jamie’s own office space. The 1930’s bungalow now has a dark, rich color palette, and seamlessly blends a variety of styles and furniture pieces from different eras. Space looks like a well-furnished home while simultaneously operating as fully functional office space for Bush.
9. Silver Top
Overlooking the Silverlake reservoir in Los Angeles, this piece of modernist architecture is designed by John Lautner. Jamie created a domestic interior space by adding movable walls and fluted cypress paneling. The interior is divided into intersecting semicircles that include a kitchen, living area, and sleeping area. Elements like a curved sofa in the living room, a “Tivoli” coffee table, and Portuguese cork ceiling tiles are included as well as technologically advanced elements like retractable ceilings and passive heating.
10. Martis Camp Retreat
Stone, glass, blackened steel, and cedar are used in this bold, modernist house. The exterior is a series of cuboids that blend well into the natural landscape and the interior is textured with grey oak on the walls, blacked oak flooring, and bronze fixtures to add depth. A dark, natural color palette and a variety of urbane, customized furnishing are added to this vacation home which blends a contemporary and mid-century vintage aesthetic.
11. Butterfly house
Surrounded by the rugged coastline of California, The butterfly house is a family home originally designed by Frank Wynkoop. The design of the house attempts to bring the brutal, organic features of the landscape into space. Created to be compact, this 3000 square feet home is built of wire-brushed teak, hand-molded bricks, and quartzite flagstones that can withstand the coastal climate. Well detailed with plenty of storage space the place is created to be intimate yet dramatic.
12. Bird Dog Restaurant
Subtle and Sophisticated, Bird dog restaurant is a commercial project that uses honest yet high-quality materials like ebonized oak, marble, and steel to create an ambiance that is relaxed and modern. With an open bar, main dining room, and private area the restaurant has a variety of experiences within it, while simultaneously remaining cohesive. Small custom painted birds add a splash of vibrancy and color to space.
13. San Francisco townhouse
Located in the heart of San Francisco, this modern townhouse is sprinkled with a combination of surrealist art, vintage pieces, and unconventional, organically shaped objects. Contemporary furniture is juxtaposed with historic pieces, and there’s a sharp contrast of materials and textures. Playful colors against more subtle shades, spacious floors, green terraces, and the blackened steel and oak staircase are some of the elements that bring the space to life.
14. Malibu retreat
This seaside retreat near the Pacific ocean is a modernist, organically designed house that has four bedrooms. Renovated with silver travertine flooring, cerused grey oak paneling, flooring and cabinetry, bronze and silver, and textural cork wallpaper, the retreat has a light, natural palette to complement the surrounding beachy environment.
15. Houston Mid Century
This Pavilion in Texas was redesigned completely by Jamie using warm, woody colors for the interior, circular mirrors, a customized bookshelf, and curvy art pieces that fit the mid-century aesthetic.