Dania Beach, Florida. July 17, 2014. International inspired rooms and window designs are being featured for viewing in the Global Flare with 3 International Styles Showcase held at DCOTA, The Design Center of Americas starting July 17th through August, for viewing by Designers and the public.
The Swedish /Scandinavian inspired Living Room is designed by Carlos Adharsingh of Chambray Avenue. According to Carlos, his design “shows a style with a rich warm look of whites and browns that also includes a dramatic graphic contrast on the floor, with splashes of bright colors, yellow, red and rich blue. Staying in the Scandinavian style, Carlos says “my furniture choices are simplistic in design, using natural materials that are not too far away from its natural loo, not overly varnished.” The window treatment that he chose is a sliding panel done by Total Window®, with two types of panels; two solid off-white panels and two multi-fabric graphic panels which bring in patterns and the Scandinavian blue that is well-known in Scandinavian design. Carlos selected furnishings with simple finishes, surfaces and leathers, to reflect their natural beauty and warmth. The five patterns used work together because of the design and colors of royal navy blue, fuchsia and background colors of grays and creams are used throughout the room. Also keeping with Swedish interior design he has maintained the use of minimal embellishments, art and accessories to create a room design that any Scandinavian would enjoy.
Libby Marx of Interior Decorating International has created the design for the Outdoor Living space with a flair towards France by using some of the romantics in French interior design. “The French are very romantic, says Libby. I wanted to make this Outdoor Living space very intimate for two people by including an inviting Chaise and adding dining just for two. I feel the best way to achieve this is with draperies. The draperies using stripped panels in a waterfall will lend themselves to the intimate romantic feel of the room. Total Window® created the draperies for this room and built a special scalloped fabric covered canopy in a floral print with the stripped sheers, which give a light and delicate feel to this Outdoor Living space, which is just what I wanted the room to exude.” Libby feels “draperies give a feeling of completion, elegance, stability and mood. They are critical to all design”. The installation was going to be a bit tricky, say Libby, but the install tech from Total Window® devised a creative mounting solution between two of the rooms that saved the day for me and my design.”
The Russian Master Suite, designed by Ines Neuhaus of Neuhaus Designs has tapped into her interest in Russian history, culture, furnishings and way of life. “The Russian culture has used a special stone” says Ines, “called Lapis Lazuli, a rich dark blue stone with white veins, a stone and color known as Prussian Blue that was found in the 18th century.” Even Ines’ Russian clients like to use this color in their own home interiors. For the Russian Master Suite in the Designer Showcase Ines uses this Prussian Blue color in a unique way, on walls of the Master Suite with a special hand-painted gold graphic that gives the room an opulent feel which is a constant theme in Russian interior design. Ines said that she “wants to bring the lusciousness and splendor of the Russian era at its peak into her design”. She has even included her theme of Russian opulence with the draperies, displayed in four very lush rich fabrics. The special valance was needed, so Total Window designed a custom valance to fit the window in the Russian Master Suite and wrapped it in a thick gold brocade fabrics that sets off the Prussian Blue draperies.
Jesse Stolow, COO of Total Window® “likes to work with designers who are new to Total Window®. We want to give new Designers the opportunity to show off their creativity in the International Designer Showcase each year. Total Window® has the special skills to be creative for our Designers to solve design problems as we did here for some of these Designers to make their window treatment installations absolutely perfect. And I know they all appreciate it.”