TRADITIONAL STYLE- Craftsmanship And Elegant Detail Define The Glamour And Luxury Of Traditional Design...
Each detail is a focus of refinement, rich materials abound and every appointment is a testament to a tradition of collected treasures passed down from generations past. Important is the balance of contrast between rich color or detail and the quality of light or subtle shades of color to create a timeless tapestry to delight the senses without seeming old or stale. The artforms of old-world craftsmen; carved wood, sculpted stone, ornate plaster or vibrant stained glass, display a sense of historical place that celebrates the essence of luxurious elegance.
Concealed technology and integrated modern conveniences complete the traditional old-world esthetic while offering the best for living well without sacrifice or compromise.
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"CHATEAU SAMARA": European-inspired old-world craftsmanship with exquisite designer details in hand-carved wood, inlaid amber, unique flooring patterns for each room and the blending of antiques with custom specified furnishings showcase traditional interior design recognized by the award of 2003 Best in American Living "Platinum Awards for Interior Design Details" &"Silver Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home", The Nationals NSMC 2004 "Best Merchandising" and 2003 MAME "Special Judges Award of Excellence"
The amber house is resplendent in designer creations custom fabricated from Russian amber for floor, ceiling, tile and mosaic details. Glamour embellishes every surface with luxurious texture or rich finish as a statement of the refinement of Old-world sophistication. "Chateau Samara" showcases an exceptional collaboration between designer and craftsmen as expressed in the un-parralled execution of elegant detailing and creation of classical glamour.
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VILLA SETTIMO CIELO - Living la Dolce Vita, Southern California style:Dramatic volumes, rich color and elegant detailing create an Italian villa of uncompromising quality.
This home unfolds as a theme that is a travellogue of Italian memories and experiences creating a theme incorporating textures, materials and refined Italian craftsmanship. A collection of unique, on-of-a-kind pieces acquired in Italy accent Italian-inspired furnishings to create a sense of place from another time that is truly seventh heaven.
Villa Settimo Cielo...is a very special trophy home that envelopes visitors in its relaxed beauty and fills them with the warmth of the Italian Riviera. Settimo Cielo is a commitment to the art of living well in the spirit of La Dolce Vita. It is a home of impeccable taste and exquisite detail with a sense of place, quiet elegance and inviting comfort that bids you to linger, relax and indulge your senses. From the sculpted carrara angel, that seemingly floats over the pool, to each fixture and furnishing, you are surrounded by the elegant expressions of Karen's pursuit for perfection in interior design.
"VILLA SERENISSIMA" Newport Coast, California-Tuscan-inspired detailing, vibrant Venetian plaster and custom specified designer furnishings -The 2001 Nationals NSMC "Special Judges Award for Interior Merchandising for a Home Over $1 million"
'VILLA SERENISSIMA" Newport Coast, CA. (top left clockwise): living room with carved wood, stone and sculpted custom carpet - master bathroom with Venetian plaster, art-glass and custom waterjet medallion - entry with dining and living beyond opening to pacific view - kitchen with antique hand-painted tiles, marble counter tops and rustic cabinetry
"TAPESTRY" Henderson, Nevada; Country-French details and designer furnishings for a showcase house for the 1998 Las Vegas Street of Dreams awarded"Best of Show" and "Best Interior Design"
"TAPESTRY" - Henderson, Nevada (clockwise from top left); Living Room with dramatic custom pre-cast fireplace elevation, Master Bedroom with built-in media center, Kitchen with custom cabinetry including inset tile and articulated upper cabinets, Master Bath with custom imported mosaic details