All posts in March 2012

  • Sunset Plaza Home

    The decidedly masculine home of a bachelor with a dynamic and high energy entrepreneurial spirit, it was our challenge to create a home that reflected his European sensibility and allowed for casual, elegant entertaining.

    Our commission involved interior design renovations throughout including a new kitchen, flooring, lighting upgrades, and decoration of the 5,000 sq. ft home.  Inspired by the Hollywood of a bygone era, this secluded lush garden home with jetliner views is timeless with its mix of vintage and bespoke furnishings throughout.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Clairidge Home

    Nestled in a wooded landscape, this oasis of calm blends into the natural surrounding through the introduction of stacked stone, wood floors, bleached beamed ceilings and an abundance of charm.  The lines between indoor and outdoor are blurred through the open loggia and this remarkably inviting interior.

     

  • Corporate Lobby

    In lead up to it’s 50th anniversary celebration, Merchandise Mart Properties commissioned a new design for the lobby of its design center property.  Given the deep history of the building in the Los Angeles area, the concept was guided by the idea that the lobby should reflect that history and be reminiscent of an urban hotel lobby.

    The reception is anchored by a new 25′-0 reception desk and illuminated feature wall with digital information panels showcasing programming initiatives of the center.

    The lobby was made intimate through the use of sheer partitions, lighting, and smaller seating groupings along the side colonnades.  The center colonnade by contrast was amplified through the repetition of the seating arrangement and two oversized custom light pendants.

     

     

    “A refreshingly elegant foyer, the new L.A. Mart Design Center lobby is a showcase of design inspiration certain to engage Southern California’s most discriminating designers and their most discerning clients.”    -Interiors

     

  • Hancock Park

    This house was built in 1908 by Architect Sumner Hunt.  Built for an early California power baron, Henry O’Melveny, the architect joined favored elements of Craftsman and English Tudor styles, delivering a presence felt as both elegant and grand.

    Our commission included the interior decoration of the home using an existing collection of art and period furnishings.  Through the introduction of relevant textiles, draperies, wallpapers, rugs and soft furnishings the result is a dynamic and fresh space that benefits from the synergy of the juxtaposition of the many periods represented in the furniture and art.  Facilitating the dialogue between the collection and architecture through shape and color has reinforced our belief that all beautiful objects can compliment each other with passionate editing.

    We were also commissioned to re-design the master suite and provide a larger master closet and master bath.  The challenge was to work within the constraints of a home on the historical registry while providing the latest in modern conveniences.  Aesthetically we decided that all the decisions would be in keeping with the architecture to ensure a seamless transition between the new and the old.  In the bath, vintage hardware and lighting was sourced and the original claw foot tub was refurbished.  In the master closet and bedroom, the cabinetry and moulding design echoes those found in other parts of the home.

  • Westwood Tower One

    For this building the homeowner’s association expressed a collective need for a new building design concept that would be sensitive to the various homeowner lifestyles.

    Working closely with the association board members, the interior renovation of this 17 floor high-rise building included the lobby, social rooms, corridors and landings.

    This project parameters for our studio included all aspects of interior design, budgeting and project management.

     

  • Wilshire One

    The success of this project was due in large part to the clarity of the dialogue, both in way of budget and direction. The clients knew what was and wasn’t important to their lifestyle, most notably a desire for a reduction in visual clutter and a comfortable space for intimate informal gatherings in this 2,400 square foot high-rise apartment.

    The understated detailing throughout exemplified by the custom cabinetry, hand scraped walnut floors, Ceasarstone countertops, automated closet lighting, custom air conditioning vents, ceruse white oak doors, and wired computer equipment cabinets all help add stillness and reduction to the now serene space.

    “The beauty in this apartment is in what you don’t see. It was absolutely an exercise in warm minimalism” comments Christopher. Among some of the many innovations include the latest Lutron lighting and climate controls which can be controlled from an iPad. Televisions are discretely recessed into wall cavities, appliances utilize the latest integration technology including a BOSCH refrigerator which requires a master’s eye to identify in the space. A central technology hub in the home allows for upgrades and maintenance with minimal disruption to the household.

  • Westwood Tower Two

    For this building the homeowner’s association expressed a collective need for a new building design concept that would be sensitive to the various homeowner lifestyles.

    Working closely with the association board members, the interior renovation of this 19 floor high-rise building included the lobby, social rooms, gym, elevator cabins, corridors and landings.

    This project parameters for our studio included all aspects of interior design, budgeting and project management.

  • Mavericks

    When I go to describe something as remarkable as what I saw that day, I could only say it was a place of dreams. The water is crystalline clear, a mixture of opalescent colors and frosted with white tips. Continue reading “Mavericks” »

  • Wilshire Two

    A little bit of Park Avenue on the west coast, this project involved a full scale interior architectural remodel executed by our studio working with a leading builder.

    The well appointed home offers authenticity and comfort from the moment one enters from the hand scraped parquet flooring to the elegant and private dressing room complete with the Mrs. vanity.  The small bones kitchen, and elegant mill work throughout exemplify our commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

    The bespoke furnishings are subtle and tradtional in a palette of ivory, rose, and mint.

     

  • Trousdale Home

    Situated in a hilly neighborhood with skyline views the only remaining evidence of the original home is in its footprint.  The rest of this extraordinary home was designed from the ground up in collaboration with a leading architect and builder.

    Our commission took us on a journey to participate in the development of a singular quality driven project that resonates with timeless beauty.  Awash in natural light the interior surfaces are a mix of hand poured terrazzo, Santos Mahogany, lacquer cabinetry, and Thassos white marble all combining to create an ethereal and calming space.

    The lighting plan developed combined traditional down lights with spot lights to highlight the clients growing art collection as well as vintage inspired light fixtures to lend the home authenticity.

    The furnishings looked to the art deco period for inspiration and a mix of furnishings from the 1940’s and 1950’s along with custom upholstered pieces blend to create a unique counterpoint to the modernism of the home.  The draperies used were a mix of sheers and wool to maintain a masculine and tailored effect throughout.