Design Inspiration

24 Apr 2018

Magic When Visions Materialize

We have a secret to amazing interior design transformation—we decide ahead of time what mood we want to create in a space, and then design to make that happen. Our transformation of the Living Room, Billiard Room and Petite Lounge in the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House of Design was pure magic!

Our vision for the 1100 square foot Living Room was to restore its’ grandeur, with an upscale, chic and dramatic mood. With a nod to the age of the home, our furnishings were mostly contemporary, to balance with what the homeowner had already done when she replaced the original railings in the home with contemporary brass and glass.

To emphasize the European architecture of the home, we painted the 15’ ceiling and its intricate face and crown molding a subtle, metallic gold to create the Parisian feel of a grand salon. Floor to ceiling sheer panels overlaid a smoky, dark gray paint color on walls and trim, and created an ethereal mood. Our favorite design element was the juxtaposition of elegance and inviting comfort in the seating vignettes. An exquisite chandelier of quartz, brass elements, textural rugs, contemporary art and accessories, a Steinway piano and large potted plants added wonderful detail, functionality and interest. Lastly, we faux finished the fireplace to look like carrera marble, which was both dramatic and period appropriate.






Our vision for the adjoining Billiard Room was a functional space with an artistic vibe, to complement our Living Room. We wallpapered the ceiling in a pattern inspired by the tin type ceiling tiles of the early 20th century. We also featured a contemporary billiard table in black and brass, with brass and leather stools and contemporary art and lighting.




To create a cool, jazzy space to entertain and relax, to pair beautifully with the Billiard Room and Living Room, was our vison for the Petite Lounge. Our built-in and free-standing bars featured brass, marble, antique mirrors and sleek, contemporary stools and accessories.




Beauty. Warmth. Comfort.

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