Rich jewel tones is the flavor of this home outfitted for a family with young children. An artful blend of old and new, high-end and low-end is the design mantra here. A 200 year old door from a palace in Rajasthan, India is hung on a pivot hinge and performs beautifully as the entry door. A nana wall at one end of the living room merges indoor and outdoor spaces. Notice the limestone tiled sliding backsplash in the kitchen that hides all clutter. One lucky boy gets to scribble on an entire wall in his room with a dramatic chalkboard wall!
A young family in Los Altos Hills engaged me to update their Great Room; living, dining and foyer. Separated just by a glass staircase, this tri-functional space felt disjointed and outdated. The requirement was to fully transform and furnish this into one entertainment space with plenty of seating.
I had the pleasure of revamping this young couples’ Foyer, Living and Dining Rooms. The couples’ larger than life personality now has a chic home to match! Soft pretty shades are contrasted with rich textures like Shagreen and Inlay work. Smooth white lacquered furniture and other Objets D’ Art are striking against the pink hued walls. I had the additional joy of helping the clients curate their art collection and place accessories throughout their home. I can’t wait to tackle their Kitchen and Family room!
For the Woodside Decorators Showcase, I picked the most difficult room in the house and turned it into a swanky mens bar inspired by the prohibition era speakeasy. A before image shows the dilapidated condition of the cabinetry, counters, floors and flannel wallpaper. The cabinetry was stripped and given fresh coats of rich Ebony stain. I added texture to the floor with patterned sisal carpeting, the counter top made from a thick block of maple sports a hand hewn edge. The backs of cabinetry was mirrored to enlarge the room and add a reflective element. An antique bust on a custom water feature pedestal crowns the room.
Our young clients came to us knowing exactly what they wanted. A great formal space suitable for entertaining. We gave them interesting and varied seating options that were arranged for conversation. The furnishings are plush and lounge worthy. Rich chocolate and burnt Orange hues create warmth and their blue chip Indian art collection is highlighed against a neutral backdrop.
Every detail in this majestic meditteranean home was carefully thought out. Although, its a large estate, the rooms are warm and inviting and comfortably proportioned. This home is elegant and luxurious with a erudite blend of antiques and an impressively curated art collection. My favorite feature of this home is the enviable double story library sheathed in wood paneling.