Design Inspiration

16 Oct 2017

Living Room Showcase

Sometimes inspiration needs to simmer a bit…

The story of this interior design project goes all the way back to 2013. The design team created a large family room design for the Pasadena Showcase House of Design that year and our unique ceiling detail caught the eye of Victor, someone who was planning to build a new home in Rancho Palos Verdes.


2013 Showcase


Fast forward a few years to 2016

When Victor walked through our living room in the Pasadena Showcase in 2016,  our elegant living room setting caught his eye. He liked the mix of elements, the intimate sitting areas, and the attention to detail that creates an elegant, yet welcoming room.


2016 Showcase

To Victor’s surprise, and our delight, he realized that we designed his favorite rooms in both the 2013 and 2016 Showcases. We learned that construction was just beginning on Victor’s home, after a lengthy planning phase that began in 2013. Victor’s patience was well rewarded after his long wait, and  in 2017, construction was finished on his home. Our interior design was installed in his home and we wanted to tell this marvelous story with some shots taken on installation day. These photos are from our cameras, not our professional photographer. They show what patience, planning, hard work, and an 11 hour installation day, can yield!

Our stunning ceiling detail, which Victor fell in love with in 2013, graces the dining room ceiling, and sets off the dramatic set of chandeliers over the dining table that seats 12. The family room beyond is awaiting the television over the fireplace and a very large area rug that will ground the space. Other snaps of our design show the family room and living room.

Our family room window treatments have some dramatic details, with LED lighting just inside the valance box, that show subtle light onto the shimmery fabric of the draperies beneath. Both the sheer layer and the outer layer are motorized, for light filtering or light blocking, depending on the need. They frame the ocean views that are visible from the entire back of the home and add the silvery luster that Victor loves.

The living room is elegant and comfortable, with several seating possibilities reminiscent of our living room design from 2016, which is what Victor liked best. In the corners flanking the windows in this view, we made custom pedestals to showcase Victor’s Chinese urns that date back 5000 years.

The moral of this story is that we believe when design is done well, it stirs an emotional response in someone who sees it. That response can turn into a wish of how one wants one’s home to feel and function. With our help, we can turn that wish into a reality, with thoughtful planning and application to a specific setting. We have a very happy client and friend in Victor and a very successful project in Rancho Palos Verdes.


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