Thursday, December 23, 2010

In Other News

2010 was an EPIC year. In the last few months, we graced the cover of RUE's inaugural issue. Town & Country featured me in a great article on LA's next female interior designer's. Luxe magazine celebrated our Chasen's Entertainment center. And our signature mirror, the Sunset Mirror has prominently taken stage in the film "Black Swan".
Thank You everyone!

See W&R's Sunset Mirror at movie minute marker 1:25 in the bedroom
and at the end of the Black Swan trailer.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wish You Were Here

Or wish we were there, rather.
Year after year, even here in California, we eagerly await the unveiling of Bergdorf Goodman's Holiday windows. This year, titled Wish You Were Here, takes you on a wonderful journey through fantasy travel, sly visual wit and far-flung places. Each window features visual influences as diverse as Roman mythology, 1940s Hollywood musicals, the original Penn Station, and the very first science fiction film. Above is titled "The Scenic Route". Absolutely Beautiful.
"A Guided Tour"
"Full Speed Ahead"
"Day Tripping"
"Ready for Takeoff"
It is incredible how much goes into the creation, transformation and story behind the decor of these Holiday windows. Here is a fun snippet on the process.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hey Mr. Postman!

Look what our clients in other cities get in the mail!
This great little package consists of design concepts, images, wallpaper samples, fabric samples and floor plans all wrapped in a box with a bow & sent out our client who lives afar.Like any gift, this box is full of small treasures and blissful ideas to note.

This client preferred a tailored, yet dramatic modern look. Or as she called it "Rocker Chic".
Black satin finish walls are always a good starting point. The package is a great roadmap full of ideas and direction for the client to execute on her own.(above "Dune" sideboard and bathroom via Lonny Magazine.)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Behind the Velvet Rope

A sneak peek behind our design process for the Ritz-Carlton Residences. Inspired by the heydays of Old Hollywood hotels such as the the Chateau and Beverly Hills Hilton, we aimed to create the same essence for a new frontier ~ downtown Los Angeles.
Our mood boards feature sumptuous and vamp tones such as Aubergine, Charcoal gray, Lilac and Smoked Bronze saluting Film Noir.

Opulent and dramatic pieces combined with sparkle that make a classic statement. Animal prints, and noteworthy furnishings evoke the days of cocktail parties and entertaining.
To carry into the twenty-first century of re-building downtown Los Angeles.
Angeleno magazine featured a stellar preview on the look of what's to come and gave
W&R a fab kiss on the cheek.
Me and Ron featured in the sneak peek of the Ritz installation.
Stay tuned for the final reveal of new high style living -
The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Menswear Inspired

In celebration of Fall we are featuring a small space with a big bang! One of our bachelor client's purchased a studio downtown as a retreat space for weekend getaways. Our approach to the project concept was men's fashion wear, especially Gucci's 2010 Fall Collection . Here is a sumptuous camel coat and ensemble by Gucci translated into interior space mixing velvets & linen textures with dramatic shades of charcoal, gray, gold and royal red.
Divine get up with espresso velvet coat, loafers and leather weekender by Gucci, absolute perfection. The sitting area featuring a velvet chair, charcoal wallcoverings and gold sheers.A textured fur coat in camel; a light, crisp gray shirt with taupe weekender bag by Gucci. Cozy and chic translates into this bedroom with a shaggy Alpaca rug, gray and taupe linens surrounded by mirrored and pin-stripe wallpapered walls.Remember to live large and fierce no matter the size of space!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Italian Style!

We are thrilled to featured in the July issue of Italian Architectural Digest!
Here's Ron and me gracing the pages of the magazine. I am wearing a one of a kind dress design by Valerj Probega. How appropriate since she is a fierce Italian fashion designer.

This issue features a wonderful pictorial of one our favorite projects,
Christina Aguilera's Home!

Her music studio. "The Red Lip" Room. With D*Face artwork and vintage brass tables.
Gorgeous Christina in the game room.
Pink felt pool table. Notice how we put the billiard green on the walls. Star rug by Paul Smith. This project had such a surreal edge to it. Absolutely divine to create.
Custom artwork, Grammy(s), dramatic theater shown below.
Beautiful manzanita sculptures by Krislyn.
D*Face Marilyn on David Hicks inspired wallpaper suspended above a David LaChapelle book on a William Switzer console.
Kitchen is a fanciful feast of color, fun and family.
Bedroom designed with Hollywood opulence in mind, inspired by the glamorous film sets saluting the likes of Mary Pickford & Marlene Dietrich, yet fit for a modern day queen.
Lovely Christina.
The master bath, & her office.

A round velvet bed is such a wonderful focal point to this room. Layers of beautiful elements such as the Circa wallpaper with roses, bespoke striped fabric and Christina's signature red. Classic! = A fabulous project.
Thank you Architectural Digest!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Socials

Gorgeous outdoor settings make for divine Summer Socials. Tried and true, genius photographer, Slim Aarons has captured the grand essence of high style & outdoor living over the decades.
Afternoon tea at the home of interior decorator James Pendleton in Beverly Hills, 1960El Venero, the Moorish villa of Hector and Chico de Ayala in Marbella, Spain, 1971

Molly Wilmot's pool in Palm Beach, Florida, 1982
British photographer Lord Lichfield with Marina Lante della Rovere, Ines Torlonia, Signoria Gancia, in Porto Ercole, Italy in 1970
A swank party at the Kaufmann house in Palm Springs, 1970
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” -- Cecil Beaton
Love vintage summer swimwear and accessories, straw hats with large ribbon bands ~ so chic.

"The truly fashionable are beyond fashion. "
— Cecil Beaton

Me in Palm Springs during delicious sunset hour.A divine W&R Summer Social. How will you infuse your outdoor style this summer?