For all of us at home this week, take time to Live Beautifully by enjoying the work of 19 marquis designers. For the full tour, start with the button on our home page.
We launched VIRTUAL ICONIC HAUS to share the beauty of our luxury designer showhouse with the world. Designed to be an in-person tour, we shifted to a virtual approach to honor community responsibility and public health. With some many of us sheltering at home, we hope you will take time to peacefully enjoy beauty, our original intent to support others. In our five-part series, we will celebrate five days of design. Today we feature places to linger, relax and hang out in this elegant home in Cameldale Estates.
Today we feature places to linger, relax and hang out in this elegant home in Cameldale Estates.
Amy (Bubier) Klosterman | AB Design Elements
Designer Inspiration: The outdoor living space for the 2020 ICONIC HAUS is a stylish reflection of the architectural spirit of this home…a modern and minimalist space with accents of color and shape. The home is designed by local award-winning architect, C.P. Drewitt, who was inspired by the Mexican architect, Luis Barragon, who used simple lines and planes with right angles, and added drama with light, shadow and bold saturated colors. Modern style is an exercise in restraint. It means less visual clutter and more emphasis on key elements—shape, shadow, color and scale. The sculptural round swing is a fun spot for relaxation and is a contrasting shape to the straight, clean lines of the fireplace. The large-scale abstract art piece was commissioned by artist Niki Woehler, and its colors are moody and beautifully layered. Artful and dramatic pieces like this give personality to a space and this canvas is meant to BE the wall rather than just a piece hung ON a wall. We chose to use the STILL collection from Brown Jordan, the premier sponsor of this Iconic Estate. It has a retro modern vibe and the elegant flair that we needed for our outdoor living room…a place for evening cocktails and loungey parties. Relax and enjoy!
Eddy Doumas | Worth Interiors for TOWN
Designer Inspiration: Founded more than 20 years ago by Eddy Doumas, Worth Interiors has gained international recognition for our creative interior architectural concepts, lighting and furnishing designs featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Traditional Home and LUXE, our work has been noticed. Worth Interiors has established offices in Vail and Denver, along with a New York City satellite and a workspace at the notable Scottsdale Design District. We strive to find balance; combining dramatic elements with subtle detailing, and vice-versa to create a visual tension that inspires and excites.
Our goal was to create a private, yet welcoming environment for visitors to this amazing property. Though separated from the main home, the guest house needed to reflect the hospitality of the homeowner. We wanted to create a livable space that relates to the home’s amazing location in the desert. Special attention was paid to how a guest would use the space—a good night’s rest, breakfast or a card game, or relaxing after a long hike or reading a book. Combining textures and different materials was an important part of the mix. Natural fibers such as linen, alpaca and leathers were combined with lacquer, metals, wood and glass to create an interesting balance. Our color palette was inspired by breathtaking sunrises. We are so grateful to the TOWN team for supporting us as we support the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
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Niki Woehler | Artist
Designer Inspiration: In our passageway, we chose large reclaimed stone vessels from Pearson & Co to house the live plants we are bringing in to add an organic energy to those who pass through. We worked with artist Niki Woehler on large-scale, custom artwork to set the tone for the estate. Original artwork is a luxury and adds a sophistication and customization to any home. It’s always a treat to work directly
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Scottsdale contemporary artist Niki Woehler, specializes in both organic, textural canvas works, as well as abstract high-gloss resin art panels and customized waterproof art installations emphasizing rich color that often resemble stone scattered with minerals. Her large-scale art pieces have gained attention worldwide and are currently represented by Forré & Co. Fine Art Galleries in both Aspen and Vail, Colorado; Slate Gray Gallery in Telluride, Colorado and Kerrville, Texas; and The Broadmoor Galleries at the iconic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Niki is one of a select few artists invited to show at the Found:Re Hotel.
Top-tier interior designers integrate her work into their contemporary designs. Niki grew up in Toronto, Canada and has lived in Phoenix since 1994. In 2012, Niki made the decision to follow her passion and devote herself to painting full time. She hasn’t looked back since.
Janet Brooks | Janet Brooks Design
Designer Inspiration: Powder rooms have always been especially fun to design, because they represent three things to me. First, a place where a person usually spends time alone(!), and is likely to take the opportunity to closely examine their surroundings. Second, a room in the house that is not a part of the homeowner’s everyday living environment and can therefore be a little more extreme in its design without becoming tiresome. And three, it’s a small enough space that we can use high-end, custom materials without incurring huge costs. A powder room can also veer off on its own, unique design direction and present an exciting and unexpected experience that leaves a lasting impression. For the powder room in this Iconic Show Haus, I was inspired by the minimalist nature of the architecture, with its simple massing and clean lines. We followed the black and white direction taken in other areas of the house with the continuation of the integral colored concrete floor. In this type of design, simple shapes take precedent over little details, and the impression is an overall clean and fresh experience.
Kerri Foreman | Vallone Design
Designer Inspiration: There was a time in custom luxury home design that most clients requested a dedicated home theater/media room. Today with Netflix and Chill, clients want a more open, multi-functional media room. We were presented with a blank slate with white concrete floors, crisp white walls and a high ceiling, along with an amazing view of Camelback Mountain. Architect C.P. Drewett said he was inspired by Mexican Modern Architect Luis Barragan, and the clean organic feel became our inspiration while also encouraging us to create a more casual lounge vibe by adding a mix of moody textures to the room.
Playing off the existing black paneling on the TV wall, we used a Nile blue textural woven jacquard wallcovering aptly named Gaucho Cloth–inspired by South American Gaucho clothing. To anchor the space, we incorporated a textural wool rug offset with four luxurious chaise lounges upholstered in a deep Ochre Boucle fabric, the perfect spot to shut off the world for a few hours. For a little fun and whimsy, what is better than a statement chair! We didn’t want to block the view, so the carved wood Dual Hand chair fit the space perfectly. The Studio Floor lamp harkens back to the old theater days and had us feeling nostalgic for a little “Casablanca” moment! And what is more nostalgic than a true neon sign custom made for the space. Antique Spanish terra cotta pots gracefully showing their age are pure sculpture in this clean modern space. Finally driving home the lounge vibe, a fabulous painting by Michael Carson adds that bit of sultry sophistication to finish off the room.