Making a comeback in swanky town USA takes more than desire. Hard work, vision, re-direction and a bit of luck are required to bring waning potential back into the spotlight. Dabble chatted with interior designer Erinn Valencich who recently faced such a challenge transforming a traditional home in the tony Trousdale Estates neighbourhood of Beverly Hills.
“I envisioned an urban oasis with large windows leading to outdoor rooms,” says the designer. “We started with a beautiful footprint and expansive views. I added floor to ceiling glass walls and additional ceiling height, growing rooms from 9 to12 feet.”
Dabble Savvy: UNDERSTATED IMPACT
- Sleek pattern makes a statement in contemporary settings. Graphic lines provide order and can be introduced as architectural detail.
- High contrast adds drama. A combination of light wood floors and dark window surrounds produces head-turning results.
- Combine diverse textures for impact. The rough, matte stucco and smooth, concrete stepping stones are complemented and softened by shrubery and trees.
Designed by Erinn Valencich; Photography by Adrian Anz