The architecture of this room, Living Room, has a striking blend of carved Elizabethan and classical motifs. The mixture of styles here speaks volumes about the Doheny family’s eclectic tastes. To accomplish the directive of creating a space that the family would enjoy, if they still lived here today, I looked for an approach that I thought would bridge these diverse influences of the past with an aesthetic of today. Hollywood Regency, a mid-century style that embraces classical forms with theatrical embellished details, ash seen a resurgence in interior design making it easy to visualize as a theme the present day Doheny’s would embrace. Traditional Hollywood Regency is restrained to black and white, yet the gold and orange cast of the room’s woodwork, spurred me to flavor up the design with less traditional colors. By blending eggplant, deep red, and persimmon orange, an analogous color scheme is achieved. It adds a complexity and vibrancy to the room.
Through the enlightened guidance of the Esquire graphics team, the initial vision had been influenced “ala” Ace Hotel and other not quite steam punk or industrial Whimsy influences. However, the true genius of the look and feel of the brand came actually from the very need for the network to exist. It had been determined that a hole in high and masculine style existed within TV networks and cable. The unique approach to car out this niche was very instrumental in selecting the elements of the design.
At the heart of the Company interior branding was the pantry. Born partly out of necessity to enlarge the current pantry, and the desire for an “opening up” of the space. The opportunity presented itself for the new networks interior branding opportunity.
Adding contrasting applied architectural elements and unique color combinations highlighted the concrete walls and ceiling that already existed in this two-bedroom loft space. Furniture of reclaimed wood is featured as well as flocked patterned grass cloth wallpaper, a floating ceiling in reclaimed wood, and a lacquered and illuminated soffit and bookshelf.
Renderings are another design tool that serves clients, by illustrating ideas into renderings. They may show overall or detailed designs. They can assist in visualization of color, texture, or other important design elements.
Wilshire Studios Lobby Logo Wall
Works Entertainment Logo Wall
Residential Client – Proposed Exterior Remodel
While conducting space planning analysis, it can be insightful to also review workflow analysis and group process as it is impacted by the space we design.
If you are moving to a new space, we can assess what furniture to use, how to relocate, and how you would best fit into your future space. We can assist with all facets of a move, including assessment of furniture, files and equipment to be relocated, move scheduling and coordination with vendors, budgeting and furniture installation.
The process of organizing layout and programming to work in a cohesive manner, while using space effectively. To make the best use of available space, considering all the functions and requirements and intercommunication.
Downtown Dwell Lofts
About DDD inc.
We are not contained in a one-dimensional world with one-dimensional answers. Because of this, we like to look at design challenges from multiple perspectives. Sometimes our projects lead with form; sometimes they lead with function. We consider what the user will experience and how our work fits into the larger context of a sustainable community, a viable economy, and a healthy environment.
For almost three decades of practice, Deborah Davis Design Inc. has worked with a myriad of clients ranging from executives and talent in the entertainment industry on commercial projects to modest homeowners on a color consultation and everything in between. Our diverse group of designers enjoys working on all facets of a project to express the personality and individual needs of each client. We coordinate with our extensive network of vendors and professional resources to give our clients a finished interior that is functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Since 2003, E! Entertainment has been one of Deborah Davis Design, Inc.’s largest clients with projects ranging from reconfiguring entire corporate common area and collaborative workspaces, to designing numerous private executive offices. Their designs may be seen the E! Entertainment Lobbies, Bravo Lobby, Oxygen office suites, as well as numerous celebrity lounges including the green rooms. Deborah Davis Design, Inc. consulted on furniture, finish specification, and space planning for E! Entertainment offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London, and Hong Kong. Deborah Davis Design, Inc. with E! Entertainment Davis became instrumental in designing and coordinating additional post-production editing facilities for the growing company. Deborah Davis Design Inc. employees are Deborah Davis, Kim Knight, Mindy Sarvey, and Hillary Lewis.
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Deborah J. DavisPresident & CEO
Deborah J. Davis, ASID, has been practicing Interior Design for over 23 years. She is known for accomplishing clients’ desired effect while balancing their need for functional space. Her cohesive approach has won her many as an intuitive designer.
Kim KnightDesign Director
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in addition to an Associate degree in Interior Design. She is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Interior Architecture at UCLA...
Kim Knight has been with DDD since March, 2009.
Mindy SarveySenior Designer
Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Architecture from AIU Los Angeles and is currently working toward a Master’s degree in interior design from California State University Northridge...
Mindy Sarvey has been with DDD since March, 2011.
Hillary LewisInterior Designer
Hillary Lewis graduated from FIDM/the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles Campus, with an Associates of Arts Degree in Interior design in the Spring of 2013...
Hillary Lewis has been with DDD since September, 2013.