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Newport Harbor Home Tour 2004
Deanna Robinson Interiors, Inc. was asked to design a completely new turnkey home for her clients on a beachfront lot in Newport Beach. Some of the challenges the designers faced were that the clients wanted to enjoy ocean views from as many rooms as possible and retain a beach house ambience, in addition to upgrading to a more elegant and sophisticated look overall.
DRI, Inc. designed the long, narrow two-bedroom, 3,100 square-foot home as a relaxed and comfortable personal retreat for the homeowners. But, since the couple entertain frequently, it also had to be luxurious and elegant.
Deanna explains, "The thematic design of this beautiful beachfront residence is centered around the warm colors and traditional Renaissance style of a fabric sample discovered by our clients in the pages of Architectural Digest. We worked closely with our clients' architect to design a comfortable Italian-inspired residence utilizing the textures, colors and materials found in the elegant residences of Tuscany and Venice, Italy."
The design firm "beach-proofed" the downstairs high-traffic areas by using Portuguese limestone flooring throughout. Textured chenille fabrics in warm, romantic colors and patterns were used to upholster a stylish mix of eclectic pieces in the living room, dining room, media room and kitchen, while pure silk fabrics were used in the private upstairs bedrooms and baths.
The company's CAD department designed all the beautifully-detailed cabinetry and case work in the house--kitchen, library, media room, etc. The luxurious media room features specialty art work by Tichy Designs, who also custom-designed and faux finished the gold and copper leafed stair railings and ceilings. The flooring inlays are marble mosaic patterns designed by DRI,Inc.
Color, texture and materials work together to provide flow from room to room. The deft use of subtle lighting, custom cabinetry, specialty wall art and finishes, and display of the clients' extensive art collection creates an environment that promises fun and relaxation in a casually elegant and sophisticated Mediterranean setting.