Designer's Notes The library is filled with deep chocolate fabrics, leather, dark wood and orange accents. It’s a place to relax, watch TV and read a book. Always remember to have varied light sources in a room that serve many purposes, including lamps for reading, accent lights for art and candles to set the mood. David Scott Interior Designer; David Scott InteriorsWebsite: www.davidscottinteriors.com All rooms from this designer
Friday, September 17, 2010
Designer's Notes The inspiration for this bold dining room is the colorful artwork "The Fat Lady Sings".
Genoveve Serge Interior DesignerGenoveve Serge Interior DesignPhone: 805-499-8998Fax: 805-499-6100Cell: 805-427-1155E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.gs-interiordesign.com
This rock-n-roll living room is filled with shades of purple, silver and black. The black crystal chandelier reflects subtle shades of purple on the wall when the sunlight comes through.
About the Designer(s) Genoveve Serge Interior DesignerGenoveve Serge Interior DesignPhone: 805-499-8998Fax: 805-499-6100Cell: 805-427-1155E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: www.gs-interiordesign.com
When designer Steven Miller first visited the newly built home of a professional chef in Los Altos, California, two things immediately struck him: Its stunning views of San Francisco Bay, Belvedere Island and the city, and its cold spec-house appearance. His design goals for this well-traveled, entertaining-focused family of four were to maximize the Riviera-like vistas and minimize the soul-less character of the structure while honoring its Mediterranean references. “I wanted to give it a true sense of history—to make it look as if the owners had lived there a long time, amassing pieces culled from many years of travel to far-flung places,” says Miller.
LIBRARY: In the library, Miller enhanced the appearance of the built-in cabinetry in a manner that draws attention to the objects within by lining the rear panel with subtly textured silk wallpaper. A Berber rug in the same pale gray-blue hue underpins less subdued furnishings: a pair of the homeowners’ armchairs newly upholstered in JP Garten printed cotton fabric, a Miller-designed ottoman, and unmatched side tables from McGuire.
LIVING ROOM: To set the stage for the living room’s Euro-eclectic scheme, Miller left the windows uncovered and replaced the tract-home-looking wooden fireplace surround with Renaissance’s beveled concrete model. He then circumscribed a black Chinese-style coffee table brought in by the owners with a Donghia French-style sofa upholstered in a blue Pierre Frey fabric, an undulating Dutch reproduction commode, a custom lacquered pedestal table from Holly Hunt, a Wiener Werkstatte-inspired mirror, and an Italianate Michael Taylor side chair. Anchoring the arrangement: A silk and wool rug of Miller’s own design featuring a scroll pattern based on an illustration of a Versaille garden. Good things that came in twos here: Baker’s Tommy Parzinger-designed floor lamps and Miller-designed floating ottomans—fabric-covered poufs resting on Viennese-style plinths.