I had been tweeting about this for weeks and the time finally arrived when I could make the trek downtown to Los Angeles to attend Dwell on Design and ASID events! My senses were truly on overload experiencing all the unique new products and vendors.
As a designer it is important for me to stay on top of my craft and experience the Design world from so many angles and avenues...... and as an ASID member myself , I always benefit from their events and networking is a must!
While I was in LA besides eating way too much, I had the fabulous opportunity to take a tour of 8 magnificent lofts designed by 8 marvelous ASID Designers. These Designers were the Crème de la Crème and from speaking with them they're awesome individuals that all shared a passion for their work! They were chosen to design spaces at Met Lofts and the apartments at 1600 Vine. Both are prime locations in Los Angeles that cater to modern living and affordable luxury. The cost for a modest space ranged from $1650 per month up to $10,000 + depending on your amenities and sq. footage.
The designers planned and executed based on a fictitious client that could be similar to a typical client for the downtown Los Angeles area.
Let me begin by saying that every single space was outstanding and above reproach so kudos to all the designers involved. They had a limited budget and had to use their design smarts and connections to make it happen! Some of their sources included Kravet Drapery Hardware, Closet Factory, Mitchel Gold + Bob Williams to name a few....
Although I can't show every single luxurious space ..... I can show you some of the knockout designs that went all 12 rounds!
Talk about dying and waking up in design heaven.......... at least for a little while. I was definitely inspired by these lofts, the city of LA, Dwell on Design Labs and ASID and I was encouraged to keep thinking big! Design does matter and it can help others live well and smile.....so if I can do that for my lovely clients, like these select talents have done, than I have done my J-O-B! So far so good! : )
Hopefully if you're in the market in LA you can visit one these locations and be blown away, but in the meantime......... enjoy your own little luxe casita!