Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills is a luxury hotel that evokes the feel of a private residence, with lush gardens and private villas. Having attended a wine tasting event this past week at the hotel,I got a bit of a tour of the grounds as well!

The courtyard fountain, just outside the "Living Room" - a great spot for drinks or high tea.

Just beyond the fountain are the villas, which truly resemble a private residence.

The rooftop deck boasts dramatic views of Beverly Hills and neighboring Century City skyrises. It also includes a pool, jacuzzi, private cabanas, and a rooftop bar.

The rooftop swimming pool lit up at night.

The rooftop also has a lounge area and fire pit - great hangout spot for summer!

For more info, visit The Peninsula Hotel's website.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lighten Up!

Occasionally it's refreshing to see interiors that are airy, light, and bright. While dark colors can be exciting and dramatic, lighter colors tend to be more soothing. Often times, clients request warm colors for the sake of having some richness to their rooms. Yet, this past week I did a paint color consultation for a client's new home where we went with "barely there colors" - paint colors almost devoid of anything but a hint of color.  Sometimes it's nice to "lighten up!"

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Tone on tone, whites and creams.

Benjamin Moore Elmira White HC-84

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A crisp white, bright entry!

Benjamin Moore Decorator White 1-04

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Light with a subtle hint of pink.

Benjamin Moore Mirage White 2116-70

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Cool blues and grays.

Benjamin Moore Wales Gray 1585

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Off-whites and grays.

Benjamin Moore Owl Gray 2137-60

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Cabinets painted in greige with a soft white contrast.

Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadow AC-26

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A tone on tone affect with a hint of warmth.

Benjamin Moore Lancaster Whitewash HC-174

Monday, January 23, 2012

Year of the Dragon

Happy Chinese New Year!

It seems being the "year of the dragon" has made it's way into interior design too.

Wallpaper from Elitis, France comes in several different colorwaves.

Entertaining? These dragon napkins could be really pretty at a table setting.

Dragon sketch - affordable and available on Etsy.

Leave it to Jonathan Adler to add a dragon to his animal pottery collections - like this white porcelain dragon.

Dragon wallpaper could be really fun for a kid's bedroom!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Yang & Jean Kitchen

Kitchen Plan Layout No 1

Kitchen Plan Layout No 2

Kitchen Elevation

Kitchen Elevation

Kitchen Elevation

Concept Board 1

Concept Board 2

Proposal 1

Proposal 2, Flat Rate Design

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stylish Closets

This past week I was researching inspiration for closets and built-ins for a client project that currently requires renovating two bedrooms. The closets in both rooms may be visible to the room itself, so the most ideal way to make them presentable is to make them look good! That means built-in drawers and cabinetry, nice hardware and lighting, and other decorative elements to create a stylish closet space.

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An attic space turned closet with gold and metallic accents, wallpapered ceilings.

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Small and narrow, but every inch accounted for.

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Everything is neatly concealed behind paneled doors, with a stunning entry door.

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A full length mirror makes a narrow space appear larger.

A dramatic high gloss black painted dressing room.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Painted Ceiling

Typically, ceilings and trimwork are painted in white...but occasionally this calls for an exception. Especially if creating a dramatic room or working with a particular color where the normal white would create too much contrast. One trick is to "cut" the wall paint color in half (by diluting white) to create the same tone on tone affect for the ceiling. At other times, a room can call for a bold painted ceiling. Take a look at these examples!

A deep gray ceiling color helps bring out the gray in the wallpaper pattern. (Image via Houzz)

Multiple colors are in the mix in this example, but the ceiling makes more of a statement as an "accent ceiling" vs the typical "accent wall." (Image via Houzz)

A black ceiling! Makes this dining room dramatic and sexy!(Image via Pinterest)

In this instance, the ceiling ties in with the painted patterned floors.(Image via Pinterest)

Last but not least, a painted striped ceiling adds an exra "wow" factor! (Image via Pinterest)

Hotel Bel Air

The Hotel Bel Air (located here in Los Angeles) recently reopened after undergoing an extensive two year renovation. Interior Designer Alexandra Champalimaud was hired to recreate  a new reception and boutique, new lobby lounge, all the guestrooms, suites, & twelve hillside villas along with the spa and guest lofts. Rockwell Group was commissioned to design the dining venues, for which chef Wolfgang Puck oversees all the food and beverage operations for the hotel.  Throughout the process, insightful feedback from past guests was taken into consideration when implementing many of the hotel’s design changes. It was important to bring the hotel up to date, while retaining much of the character of the original hotel and the glamour of the 30's, 40's, and 50's.

The exterior facade and signage, which retains the hotel's original buildings.

The famous round pool of the legendary Hotel Bel Air.

Outdoor dining at the newly designed Hotel Bel Air restaurant.

A hotel room suite living room (Bel-Air Suite Living Room).

A hotel room suite bedroom (Bel-Air Suite Bedroom).

A deluxe room with private patio.

For more info, visit Hotel Bel Air.