Use a Bold Stroke of Color to Transform a Space
Fuchsia fixation, indeed.
When Jennifer Grey (jennifergreyinteriors.com) got hired to redo the Studio City living room of an actress and a writer, she knew, from a creative standpoint, that it would be an extraordinary experience. “I’d worked for this couple before and they are quintessential creatives. The woman in particular loves to push boundaries and have fun.” At their first meeting, Jennifer showed the woman a swatch of fuchsia fabric by Jonathan Adler and asked if she’d consider it for window treatments. “Jonathan Adler is known for his cheeky, fun approach to décor, and the fabric just has a lot of pop to it. Immediately her eyes lit up and so that fabric became our starting point.”
Jennifer opted for floor-to-ceiling curtains on two windows and a Roman shade with an outside mount on the third. “It is just more interesting from a visual standpoint,” Jennifer says of her decision to incorporate the Roman shade. “To have three windows with the very same treatment would feel kind of boring.”
The bright color palette was rounded out with rich hues of navy and teal velvet on the custom-made sofa and chairs and a pop of yellow with accessories. “In my opinion, bringing in just that small bit of yellow was key. All the blue tones really needed to be broken up.” Wall paint was kept neutral with Muslin by Dunn-Edwards and trim in Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
The finishing touch was the wool chevron rug which, at first glance, gave the couple reason to pause. “This was one of those situations where the rug needed to be bold enough to stand up to the fuchsia drapes. I asked them to trust me—and they did. We all ended up loving that rug. It brings the design all together. ”
Rodini Park, the NoHo Arts District home to baklava cheesecake, apparently has deep wells of creativity when it comes to Greek food. En route from the front door to the cash register, you’ll pass by a refrigerated case featuring slabs of Greek pie that aren’t listed anywhere on the overhead menu. Peter Georges, Dave Dickert, […]
Following the recent openings of Mercado and the new SunCafe from the outer edge of Ventura Blvd to Cahuenga Boulevard West, just a stone's throw from Universal and around the bend from Studio City, comes GC Marketplace by Gary Arabia, which opened November 17—a sleek culinary destination perfect for a coffee meeting, dine-in meal, grab-and-go bite, wine and cheese, dessert, at-home catering and more. […]
If you’re running around for last-minute food and drink gifts, these six unique and independently owned shops across the 818 are not on the “usual suspects” list—and that’s exactly why they are worth a stop. Keep this list handy for gift-giving all year long. Blue Table: This Calabasas gourmet shop makes baskets of any size and fills them […]