West Los Angeles Residence
Suzanne's knack for creating elegant, refined, warm and comfortable spaces is evident in this project. This entry hall, while dramatically breathtaking, is also extremely functional. The skylight holds an automatic cable wench that allows the large chandelier to be lowered 23' for cleaning and bulb replacement. Suzanne custom designed the iron stair railings and stair runner. The wall finishes were designed with a glazed patina. The inset medallion in the entry hall floor contains marquetry of seven different woods. Murano glass art pieces purchased on trips enrich the space.
In the warm and gracious Great Room, old world plaster ceilings were created through the use of wood plant-ons placed on the ceiling to define the three entertaining areas in a cohesive manner, while preventing the room from appearing over-sized.
The room has a centrally located wet bar commissioned by Suzanne and custom built on premises per her specifications. The custom glass landscaped mural behind the bar provides light access during the day. At night, her specifications for fiber optics surrounding the mural sections create dramatic lighting for entertaining. Custom designed art glass cable lighting hang over the bar. The hand-knotted draperies frame the windows over sumptuous Italian lace curtains. Comfortable chenille sofas flank the custom oversized sandstone fireplace and screen.
The Dining Room boasts a beautifully inlaid parquet wood floor inset with ebony borders and definitive design elements. The ceiling contains an oval orbit of low voltage lighting and a reflective lighting border enriched by a bronze metallic paint finish in the soffit. The walls are plastered with an unusual free-form, stenciled floral pattern in a warm champagne color with a glazed patina. Oversized Italian chairs surround a one of a kind custom table.
This Media Room is composed of a projection system with drop-down screen, THX stereo sound system, and is fully computerized to control lighting, draperies, and equipment at the touch of a button. Custom plaster finish on walls is applied to sound board to reduce exterior sound and vibration. Leather swivel rocker chairs and ottomans, soft sofa, and giant floor pillows make this a comfortable family media room. A wine refrigerator, wet bar, and popcorn machine complete this comfortable entertaining space.
In this bedroom, soft tones of blue and bone have a serene effect, while the Chinese accents in the custom bed treatment and artwork add an eclectic highlight to the room while the custom draperies add a luxurious touch to the feel of the room.
Another guest bedroom contains an armoire and a custom comfortable sofa to read and enjoy the surrounding views. The custom draperies include black-out roman shades that easily disappear into the deep valances when not needed. The custom wool area rug was coordinated to match the fabrics in the room.
Suzanne designed the outdoor dining, seating, pool area, and lush gardens with dramatic lighting and a sound system to complete the finest outdoor living environment.