“If a library must have bookshelves, then make them look cool” is what she said, our fashionista client. That became our mantra in the spaces we designed for this busy working couple with 2 young kids. Angled bookshelves in the library have some with wallpapered backs and some that are lacquered. This harmony in asymmetry is carried throughout the space.
The dining room is also curated with pieces that are special and custom made. The outdated fireplace was replaced and the modern surround features beautiful natural stone mosaic topped by a custom designed brass mantel.
When a blended family needed more space for their 5 teenagers, we began an extensive and complicated addition of a basement to an existing home in Palo Alto. After a year and a half of construction and chaos, the result is a home that is airy and light, filled with spaces that are youthful, fresh and modern.
Kids and adults can enjoy spaces together or apart with lounge and dining located on both levels. The basement lounge area doubles as a media room with a drop down projector hidden in the ceiling. Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms were seamlessly integrated in the expanded footing. Art and Furnishings throughout are a mix of high-end and low-end, old and new, modern and eclectic to fit the lifestyle of this dynamic family.
A dilapidated restaurant and consignment store used to reside in this 100 year old historic building at the coveted corner of First and Main street in charming downtown Los Altos. The Post Restaurant and bar is the new and stylish result of the two combined spots and sprawls almost 5000 sq. ft. Peruri Design Company was hired for the complete redesign of its interiors. First order of business and owner’s priority was to create a mega bar area with a lot of seating.
We chose to work with sandblasted douglas fir and Black Steel elements to create the bar. We think it’s chic. The countertop is made from Dekton for it’s resilience. Wainscoat panels are custom designed as we wanted a twist on this classic element and splashed them with a rich Blue hue. Warm Grey tones, neutral colored walls and cool light fixtures round out the mix. If you’re ever in Los Altos, stop by for a bite or a drink. My favorite is the cauliflower wings. Yummy!
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.
Peruri Design Company was called upon to assist during the construction process in creating a cohesive look for the entire home. A palette of blues, grays and whites takes precedence, accented by some strong hues that enliven the space. As the couple has young kids, furnishings are a mixture of high end, low end and comfortable without compromising style.
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.