Urban Glam at its finest
Jessica approved every paint color tone, tweaking each by a drop of a shade. This time-consuming process set the stage for filling in each room. The next step was wall coverings-where to drape and wallpaper - followed by furnishing, both decorative and functional. As always, custom fabrications are an integral part of Sandy Ward Design’s formula.
The condo opens to a foyer with periwinkle blue walls, graced with family photos and worldly collectables including Spanish hand-made tiles and her many passports. Each piece is framed in painted metallic silver on ornate yet sophisticated wood frames hung salon-style on facing walls. Eclectic mixing is a signature of Sandy Ward Design, thus the modern glass and metal console in the foyer following in the hallway with a traditional hand-painted Japanese screen. The large screen creates an interesting distraction for the walk down an exceptionally long hallway that leads to the mistress bedroom.
The mistress bedroom is colored in shades of plum, including an accent wall in plum glass bead wall covering which frames the custom studded headboard. The draperies are bordered with the same fabric used on the headboard and the bedding is custom silk shantung. Other custom details abound, down to the plum glass pulls on the custom lacquered bedroom furniture. A fanciful ceiling fixture, mercury glass lamps, a silk random leaf patterned dresser runner, and a custom mirrored jewelry case with silver metallic painted wood frame pump up the glam in this room. The mirrored dual-function jewelry case doubles as a dressing mirror, creating a space-saving solution. The art is a combination of Jessica’s collectables from her travels and black and white fine art photos of flowers by Richard Cardona.
Located at the opposite end of the hall done in shades of peacock blue. The living room, dining room and kitchen form an open area design. The beautiful window walls offer a bright light source,which is toned down with ceiling-to-floor custom draperies in sheer textured linen. The opposite wall is covered with peacock and silver metallic grass cloth sisal. Wine is the accent color of the chair, accent pillows and in the wonderful centerpiece of the room, an oil painting of a Spanish Flamenco dancer, one of Jessica’s many worldly collectables.
Following the glam vs. sophisticated juxtaposition design theme, the home abundance of custom functional and space-saving solutions. Floors throughout are purposely left uncovered, exposing the sophistication of wood floors, while textiles abound with custom draperies and upholstery. Accents of silver color are included in every room to highlight the glam side of the design concept. The furniture style throughout is transitional with a touch of the Orient.
Furniture is transitional yet incorporating an Asian chest in the kitchen, customized to be a bar with a perfect topper – a pot rack, which serves as another space-saving solution. The unsightly radiator under the long wall window is camouflaged by custom built-in cabinetry and a silver metallic star motif mirror, bringing extra glam to the room.