It’s that time of year when interior designers come together to pull out all the stops and share with the public, their many creative talents. I always look forward to seeing what each of the many talented designers have done to their respective rooms, and, of course, this giving them the opportunity to really showcase some fabulous textiles, antiques, artwork and furniture as well as the talents of the artisans that have worked with them. This year’s house, which opened on May 5th and will run through May 31st, is located in the exclusive community of Shady Canyon in Orange County, California. The 2015 House of Design is a 15,000 square foot Provençal style-estate. The home, built as a destination retreat for a growing family, has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a $45,000 French La Cornue stove, one of two private tennis courts in Shady Canyon, a solar powered pool and countless other amenities. If you are able to visit one of the nation’s most prestigious showcase homes, it benefits the Philharmonic Society and its Youth Music Education Programs.
Interior Design, Frank Pitman, CID, Allied ASID, frankpitmandesigns.com
A gallery wall in the Great Room. I like the clever way they hung the photos, creating a layered look.
THE DINING RETREAT
While not visible in this image, the rooms’ ceiling is an oval coffer which was embellished with a detailed plaster-like design of an era’s past, with a nod to the Moroccan designs so popular today. Painstakingly silver-leafed and gold-gilded, the ceiling created a rich, warm ambiance within the room. Interior Design, Beverly Stadler, ASID, CID.
Ceiling detail upon entering the Powder Room.
Beautiful Ventian Plaster detail on walls of Powder Room and antique gilded wall sconces.
A view to the outside. Shady Canyon maintains the Old California look.
Artwork found in the Tennis Court Gallery which was created using a 3-D Printer. Interior Designer, John Arnold Garcia, Inc., ASID, NCIDQ.
Interior Designer, Kelly Ferm, Inc., Allied ASID.