To get more ideas, inspiration and expert advice visit the 2009 ASID Design Tour - April 21-May 17 at Astoria in Irvine, CA - www.asidocc.org/news_events/design_tour
She says, "Calm green accents, shimmering slate, and a rare piece of granite from Madagascar come together to create a soft glamorous space with a feminine touch. I can't wait to see the sparkling crystal finials on the faucets and accessories along with the elegant sconces!"
More about K Design
Eve Lowey is the creative gal behind the store, who also offers interior design through Chameleon OC. Lucky for us, she is also one of the participating designers at the ASID 2009 Design Tour - Urban Living at Astoria. Here are her story boards for her space so you can get a sneak peak.
More about Eve Lowey
Interior designer Eve Lowey began her career exceptionally early. While many an accolade has graced Eve and her firm, Chameleon Design, her seminal award came in high school, from a large furniture store in Houston for her first room design, proudly submitted by her high school art teacher.
Now, with over 27 years of interior design experience - and over sixty design awards later -Eve is CEO and President of Chameleon Design, a design firm in Orange County since 1992. She is also owner of Studio Chameleon, the newest retail furniture and art gallery offering in Newport Beach, in the trendy Westcliff Shopping Center.
Eve's style maintains it's fresh quality blending modern classic pieces with eclectic and whimsical themes by studying both artists whose work inspires her, as well as contemplating global design and fashion trends outside the world of interiors. Eve sees art and design as a conversation between contemporary culture, millennia of classic design, and the perennial elements of the natural world. She also draws upon mid-century modern influences.
Eve's gift lies in not only helping a client to define their desired aesthetic, but also resides in her seamless execution of the project's completion - no matter the scale of the job. Whether it's a high-end project with a substantial budget, a tight time restraint or a limited budget, Eve enjoys it all. She finds that the real creativity emerges from problem solving.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Interior Design from the University of North Texas. She worked in Dallas and San Francisco before choosing to settle in Orange County 21 years ago. Eve has had the national council of interior design qualification credential as of 1991.
When she's not overseeing all aspects of Chameleon Design and providing leadership to her talented staff or managing the day-to-day operations of Studio Chameleon, you will find her practicing her own philosophy -- making sure to enjoy the home environment she creates with her husband Eric and their three children. She has a deep commitment to fundraising for local schools as well as autism charities and programs.
After speaking with Tamara Shermer of OC Interiors, one of the designers on the ASID 2009 Design Tour, you can tell that her heart and soul are in every project. She says, " “I Want to inspire a second glance, and draw the spectator into a world they’d want to linger in.’
Enjoy a sneak peak at her space!
To reach Tamara at OC Interiors call 949.510.0533.
More about Franzen Interiors - Interior designer Kimberly Franzen is a current member of ASID, IIDA, IDCC, National Trust for Historic Preservation and NDCA (National Dance Council of America). She also holds a B.A. in Interior Design, a certificate in Zen Design and has a working knowledge of Feng Shui As an Orange County design-industry professional, Kimberly provides full residential interior design services that include everything from space planning and color consulting to home staging for resale, Zen design, outdoor spaces, and custom design pieces. http://www.franzeninteriors.com/
They are every publicist's dream! They have created their own website about their Design Tour Space - www.spacethirtyone.com. It will feature photos, product information and the entire design concept. Also, they have a Facebook group at "Space Thirty One".
Also below is their storyboard to give us a hint at what to expect.
According to David Kelley, "If you notice the mural color is the flash blue that depends on how the light hits it, goes from cream to blue to purple metallic."
For over a decade Laguna Waterworks, Inc. has been the premier provider of beautiful interior water features and Bio-Fireplaces nationwide. Jo-Ri Way and Tom Ray owners of Laguna Waterworks have enjoyed years of experience in design, art, construction and retail allowing them to pull from their individual styles and resources to create extraordinary designs. http://www.lagunawaterworks.com/
Here is a sneak peak at the story boards for her space. If you can't wait to see it at the 2009 Design Tour, you can find her at her Corona del Mar store - Atelier, a place she uses as a think tank and a laboratory to channel her creative energy.
We love her fearless use of color and her fresh take on design. Everything she does makes you want to move in!
More about Natalie Umbert and Atelier
Driven by her varied life, travel, and professional experiences, Natalie Umbert is known for her ability to arrive at something unique yet accessible through her thoughtful combination of influences, periods, color and texture. Umbert was raised in South Florida and attended Tufts University in Boston. After creative and wide-ranging professions in both the music and fashion industries and armed with nothing more than a few sketches and a lot of enthusiasm, Natalie decided to pursue her true passion and gained acceptance to the Parsons School of Design in New York. Following graduation, Natalie trained at the New York firm of Mariette Himes Gomez, gaining invaluable experience in the field of luxury design. Natalie subsequently worked for firms in Miami and Los Angeles, and opened her own firm, atelier natalie umbert, just after earning an MBA from the Merage School of business at the University of California, Irvine. http://www.atelierinteriordesign.com/
That is exactly what happened when my daughter saw the story boards that Richard Thompson of Keir: Interior Design did for his space at the ASID 2009 Design Tour - Urban Living at Astoria.
The 2009 ASID Design Tour - Urban Living at Astoria - is going to be AMAZING! I can't wait to see how the 37 designers tackle the challenge of transforming these new spaces into a contemporary-inspired home, using innovative ideas. I love to see how other people are inspired by color, shape, technology and space and I am sure that these Penthouses and Lofts will not disappoint.
So save-the-date. The Design Tour is April 21-May 17.
The 2009 Design Tour is taking shape. We went by Astoria today to meet some of the designers, who were working, measuring and planning. Construction crews were there working hard too. The building is amazing and will be a perfect backdrop to showcase the 37 designers' work. Since the Design Tour will be amazing, we thought it would be fun to see a little "before" video of one of the penthouse suites that will be featured. We can't wait.
For more information on the Design Tour go to ASID's website: www.asidocc.org
Thanks Matt Coker at OC Weekly!
NEW LOOK, NEW WAY OF LIFE, NEW WAY TO GIVE BACK
ASID Orange County Chapter Announces Plans for 2009 Design Tour
April 21-May 17
Laguna Niguel, CA – The 2009 ASID Orange County Chapter today announced its First Annual ASID Design Tour called Urban Living @Astoria featuring a total of six living spaces in a high rise complex. Astoria, a joint venture between Intergulf Development Group and Lennar Urban is part of a planned community on over two acres in a park-like setting.
This year’s Tour Committee is also proud to announce the selection of the Orange County Performing Arts Center as its benefiting charity. The Center is one of the country’s premier arts centers recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for enhancing the community with a diverse array of world class performance and educational programs.
“This tour is the first of its kind for the ASID Orange County Chapter, marking our first partnership with the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and we're so excited to present it to the public,” said ASID/OCC President Diane Sparacino. “This is a must see project. Our hope is that guests of the tour will both appreciate and be inspired by the creative use of all the newest products and materials to create cutting-edge designed spaces.”
“The Orange County Performing Arts Center is honored to be the beneficiary of the ASID 2009 Design Tour,” said Center President Terrence W. Dwyer. “On behalf of the Center, I want to thank ASID/OCC President Diane Sparacino and the many remarkable designers who will be showcased at the Astoria. This is an exciting partnership between two organizations dedicated to unique artistic worlds: visual and performing. And it is an excellent example of how we can unite these worlds to benefit our young people, support their educational opportunities and fulfill their professional dreams.”
2009 Design Tour Details
While previous ASID/OCC design tours have featured single family homes in a traditional setting, this year's Tour will be the first to feature Contemporary Design in an "urban" setting. The chosen location for the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour are the luxuriously appointed towers known as Astoria, located within Central Park West (Irvine, Ca), and will include four penthouse lofts and two flats on the Terrace and Grand Tier Level. The floor to ceiling windows and vast outdoor spaces will provide the perfect backdrop for 35 of ASID/OCC’s fabulous designers to showcase their unique talents. Incorporating cutting edge design- from green living to a full spectrum of this year’s hottest colors and furnishings, this years Tour is sure to inspire the imagination and appreciation of every visitor. Designers were issued the additional challenge of creating environments that will appeal to visitors at all stages of their life, from bachelors and young families to empty nesters.
A mix of contemporary living and traditional luxuries, Astoria offers its residents an on-site business center, concierge service, a secured wine vault with private wine-tasting room, fully equipped exercise room as well as an oversized pool and spa. A complete list of amenities as well as additional images and information about Astoria can be found at www.astorialiving.net.
“Some of the hottest and most innovative designers and designs ASID-Orange County Chapter has to offer, have come together to make this year’s Tour exciting and inspiring. From stainless steel floors to indoor waterfalls, leather walls to backlit vanities, we have a range of themes in each uniquely designed space,” said Laura Yorba, 2009 ASID Design Tour Chair.
Additionally, the 2009 ASID Design Tour will offer special events such as “Meet the Designer/Date Nights” every Friday night and teaching seminars on subjects including wine tasting, tabletop decorations and a fashion show throughout the tour. More details on the schedule of the events and the participating designers will be announced in the weeks ahead.
The tour will be open to the public April 21-May 17, Tuesday – Sunday from 10AM- 5PM. Tickets for the design tour are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and will be available starting March 2nd online at www.asidocc.org, through the Orange County Performing Arts Center Box Office – 714.556.2787 or at Whole Foods in The District.