More than ever, homeowners are setting up personal environments for entertaining in the comfort of their own homes. So enters the newest “wish list” item, the indoor/outdoor Bar. A popular spot at many of the local restaurants including our personal favorite, the bar at El Chorro Lodge, renovated and redesigned by Vallone Design and Candelaria Design in 2009/2010. A retractable window system to open the space and serve from the interior bar accommodates everything from an elegant evening cocktail party to a casual afternoon BBQ.
To bring in a vintage vibe to a modern-day concept, the black cabinetry and Neolith top are complimented with antique mirror, iron shelving and leather wrapped handles. The raised white oak bar gives warmth to the space. A bar with this aesthetic calls for a mix of vintage and modern styling. A little whimsy off the masculine vibe, we used two Icelandic Sheepskin Acrylic Bar Stools and the Kelly Wearstler Affinity Lamp. The Exterior bar showcases modern woven barstools from Kettal. Spirits to make the perfect Old Fashioned are displayed alongside beautiful cut crystal decanters and glasses. The Painting by Michael Carson plays into the vibe and the wall Sculpture by Holly Wilson, was too amazing to not feature.
Founded in 2001 by renowned interior designer Donna Vallone, Vallone Design is a leading, full-service interior design firm based in Scottsdale, specializing in classic and exquisite residential and commercial luxury projects across the nation and abroad. Vallone Design boasts an experienced team of 17 interior design professionals and skilled support staff. With Vallone’s 40 years of industry experience, along with several senior members of her design staff having over 25 years of professional experience each, the Vallone Design team’s skill and vast knowledge are well-earned in all facets of design.
Vallone’s work and that of her design team has received numerous awards and been published locally and nationally. Through inspired and attentive use of color, texture, lighting and spatial relationships, Vallone Design’s residential portfolio spans from traditional and timeless designs to fresh whimsical and clean modern spaces – all while flawlessly creating customized looks that match each client’s personality.
Vallone and her talented team of interior designers pride themselves on embracing all design styles and diligently looking for the newest sources and latest trends in an industry that is constantly evolving. In addition, Vallone Design’s extensive commercial portfolio includes well-known restaurants, resorts and private clubs. A number of notable commercial projects include; Promontory Club in Park City, The Bench at the famed Pebble Beach, Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley Club in Paradise Valley, El Chorro in Paradise Valley, Martis Camp in Truckee and Loch Lomond in Scotland.
Over the past 18 years, Vallone and her team have been honored to contribute to many charity organizations and participate in amazing events. Vallone Design continues to be dedicated to upholding and enriching a well-earned reputation as one the top interior design firms in the Southwest.
“After all these years, it is such an amazing gift to still be absolutely inspired by design! We are constantly adding to our resources by going on buying trips nationally and abroad along with regularly going to a number of the national furnishings markets to seek out new products. We pride ourselves on staying ahead of the trends and bringing unique innovative design solutions to our clients.” – Donna Vallone
Photos by Paul Moore
Fine Art Painting on Wall
Fine Art Sculpture on Wall
Fine Art Above Bar
Bar Accessories and Hair on Hide Tray/Go Home Ltd
Misc. Accessories and Books
Two Icelandic Sheepskin and Acrylic Barstools
Six Exterior White Woven Barstools/Kettal
Bar Accessories, Ceramic Tray and Glassware
Marble and Brass Lamp
Marble and Brass Lamp
Antique Metal Seltzer Bottles and Misc. Accessories
Designers Personal Collection
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