Monday, 22 March 2010

Installation Day – Sneak Peek [ Sherman Oaks ]


Last Friday was our Installation Day for our first project in California.  It was a challenging project due to the distance, but it has been one of the best projects we have ever worked on.  Our client was amazing, and we could not have asked for anyone more pleasant or understanding.


We were invited to design the Living Room, Dining Room and Master Bedroom of  a 1940’s Bungalow at the top of a hill with the most outstanding city views I have ever seen. 


Our client wanted a  new space that reflected her life passions and her new sense of sophistication.  We selected a palette in mauves, purples, taupes, and browns and we incorporated some elements that showcase her immaculate sense of humour, in a space where she can host one of her favourite activities - movie nights.


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Some of our favourite moments in the space are these over scaled light fixtures that bring an immediate sense of drama and volume to the space and the wallpaper in the ceiling has been a hit, adding visual texture and sense of rhythm.


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This is also one of my favourite vignettes in the space.  A bust of Einstein and a hand sketch of a woman that has sentimental meaning to the client.


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We designed a simple bookcase to hold all our clients important memorabilia objects.


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Excuse the ladder but we were working on the installation. Stunning wing chairs with lumbar pillows in Allegra Hicks fabric.


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Our client has been involved in the movie industry and we thought it could be great to include a fun tribute to her career with these posters printed in sepia.


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The Dining Room has a white grass wallpaper by Ralph Lauren and a stunning metal light fixture by Terzanni.  We placed a single over scale photograph to add volume to the space.


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A wall paper by Threads, and lush mauve velvet window treatments make this space warm and inviting.



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Darrell Morrison said...

Wow Ivan what a great way to start off the week showing casing your travels to California well done!!! Your design looks so full of many different elements but all compose each other very nicely, is that a tin ceiling I see ?


Thanks! Darrell.

It is not a tin ceiling. It is a Cole & Son wallpaper by David Easton with metallic trellis design.

CREED said...

Congrats Ivan! What a wonderful opportunity you were presented with and you certainly delivered......planning and coordinating all of that long distance is impressive! So much detail, It all looks soo lovely, can't wait to see more pics of this project in the future (is that a stone fireplace I see?)! Great Job.


Wolfe Decorative Finishes said...

Fabulous work Ivan & Echo! The space is warm and layered with personality and sophistication! Love the light fixtures in the livingroom and diningroom...definitely!

Jacqueline Corea said...

Beautiful work - congratulations! I especially like the furniture arrangement in the living room. It's very welcoming and comfortable but still tailored.
- Jacqueline

Brillante Interiors said...

I am very impressed. I particularly love the dining room, but everything you have chosen creates so much harmony and a sense of calmness without lacking energy. Bellissimo.

Susan said...

The spaces are Fab... very comfortable yet sophisticated. The lighting is outstanding.

I love reading designers blogposts and images of actual projects before, during and afters.

Nice work Ivan! Everything just looks so warm and inviting.


Cyn said...

Lovely...I think it is so glamorous and inviting at the same time.

Question, where would one find the polished chrome stand that is holding the hand sketch on the bar cart...LOVE it and is the perfect solution for a nook in my home.


Thanks everybody for the great comments.

Cyn you can find the aisle at Restoration Hardware :)

Leah Rourke said...

Absolutely stunning Ivan & Echo, well done. And it sounds like you had a great time pulling it all together.


qerat said...

and feels like a home.

Echito said...

Thank you so much everyone! It truly is one of my favourite projects to date, both the result and the process to get there!

Thank you to our client and for the referral, we were so pleased to have the opportunity!!!!!

Michelle said...

It's stunning you two!! What a great place to shop and are tres chic!! And your client must be thrilled :)


Lana Lounsbury Interiors said...

Beautiful! I love the chairs and ottomans in the living room, great solution.


Brenda Russell REALTOR® said...

Congratulations Echo and Ivan!
This is why I feel so comfortable recommending my clients. Knowing what the before looked like I am overwhelmed by your talent and thankful of your abilities. It's really why I so enjoy recommending MEADE DESIGN GROUP to any of my clients.

Shelly said...

¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ WELL DONE IVANCITO!!!!!!


Edward said...

great pix... thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Ivan & Echito,

Amazing space and how cool you got some traveling in also. How rewarding to enjoy and share your projects with us. I absolutely love all the decor. Very chic, classy and comfortable. I'm not surprised just thrilled with the outcome.


DesignTies said...

Each room you shared is filled with a wonderful, warm sophistication... lovely!! Congrats on this project. Well done Ivan & Echo!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Unknown said...

Ivan & Echo
This is a job well-done! I love how you have added touches of LA glamor and sophistication, while at the same time keeping the spaces very comfortable and livable. What a fine representation of your talents. This is worthy of being featured in any of the top design magazines.

Verdigris Vie said...

May I ask where the fabulous oversized glass globe light fixtures are from? They are are spectacular!