Behind the Scenes at Greystone

Where has this new year gone!  We are just catching up from all the fun we were having at the end of last year.  We ended 2013 at the Greystone Mansion Showhouse in Beverly Hills and decorated one of the bedrooms in the upstairs wing.  Voila!  The finished room.

Great design.  Great friends.  New design family.  And well not much sleep.

Lots of custom designed furniture and hunting around Los Angeles for unique pieces.

And of course we celebrated.  The opening of the showhouse proved to be just as grand as the house itself.  That's my fab photographer and favorite LA Aussie, Daniel Collopy.

But, what we haven't shared yet is all of the design work that went into this beautiful room.  Oh the details.

Starting with a blank slate.

Definitely didn't mind this as the office for a couple of months.

We were asked to choose a Titan of Business as inspiration for the design.  After having such a great relationship with Swarovski, it seemed only fitting to chose the woman behind it all, Nadja Swarovski, as the muse.

Mixing finishes.  Mixing styles.  Furniture concepts.

Project trays.  Fun fabrics and materials.

Custom furniture in the making.  The feet on the chaise lounge were designed to look like facets of a crystal.

And a custom designed rug in the making.  I took the form that the facets of a crystal creates and layered it to create the pattern.  I wanted it to be super neutral so we used varying heights and carpet construction techniques to give it lots of texture.  The pattern was then lined with smoky Swarovski Crystal Elements.  It was such a conversation starter in the room!

Custom framing vintage prints for the collage above the nightstands.

The amazing brands showcased in the room.

The design is done.  Now it's time for install.  Wallpaper going up.  Phillip Jeffries Tinseltown.

And the gorgeous crystal rug.

Furniture install.

Ahhh.  Complete.

Pop of green.