Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Jennifer Bevan Interiors has participated in the The Pasadena Showcase House of Design numerous times over the past 20 years. This year, Jennifer let myself and Ruben Marquez take creative control of our room, the Library and Powder Room. The process of the Pasadena Showcase House goes a little something like this: In late October, select designers are asked to come tour the house in it's current condition. The PSH is unique because every year a different house is selected. And every house is real in that it is occupied by a family. Once the designers walk through the home, we bid on our top 3 rooms. For each bid, we have to provide a design concept. Our bids are due within 2 days of seeing the house for the first time. Then, the Showcase Committee selects what room each designer will get. I think for this particular home, there were 17 interior and 7 exterior designers. Once the rooms and their designers are selected, we have informal and formal presentations during November and December. We present our ideas and design concepts to the Showcase Committee, who in turn presents it to the homeowner. The homeowners then move out the residence in late January. We had from January 23rd until the beginning of April to complete our space. As you will see from the before and after photos, we did quite an overhaul. It was such an awesome experience and I am so, so, so proud of our space!
The The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is open until May 17th, so you still have a few more days if you would like to see it in person!

Before
During. We removed the bookcases and faux fireplace. Since they weren't original to the 1910 home, we were OK with demo-ing them out. The bookcase/faux fireplace situation really made the room feel crowded and cramped.


After 

Before

During: we sanded and refinished the floors and casings, refinished the original 1910 built-in, and added antique mirror to the door fronts.

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After

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During

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After

Ruben and I

Sorry about the sub-par photo quality. I'll post the professional photos as soon as we get them.

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