Friday, May 20, 2011

Pasadena Showcase House of Design, 2008

The back staircase of the Hanson House in La Canada Flintridge. Oils by Eric Merrell, tiles by Walker-Zanger and wall treatments and painting by Jesus Carrillo, Sylvia Cziglenyi and me.

Idea Bible, Pasadena Garfield Heights Bungalow

For a client who wants guidance but doesn't want to hire a designer to handle everything, an 'idea bible' is ideal. It's a personalized collection of sketches, materials, ideas, colors and suggestions meant to provide options. Then, it's up to the client to move forward, either with or without further assistance from me.

Hancock Park Historical Home, Entry Foyer

Sometimes a large idea board, covered with visual stimuli, can help show a client the broad concept for a space.

Here's the completed space. Just because a property is historic doesn't mean it can't be welcoming, and I feel a mix of antiques, hand-made objects and flea market finds can create that atmosphere.

Hancock Park Historical Home, Living Room

Concepts for the living room.

This is a room which doesn't get much use, but it's still one of the first spaces you see upon entering the home, so it should be warm and interesting.

Hancock Park Historical Home, Master Bedroom

The client's directive for her bedroom was 'girly bordello.'

The completed space.