Designer Spaces Home & Decor

Hollywood Glamor

Evoking 1940’s Hollywood glamor designers, Trevor Ciona and Curtis Elmy create a rainbow of color in gray, black, and white. In a 2,138 sq. ft bungalow, the designers evoke a space for homeowners, and their children, who entertain with a confident voice. The designers comment, “This was a new build.”

The designers note, “The main floor includes a kitchen and dining area, a living room separated from the kitchen by a double sided fireplace and a den off of the living room. The master suite with ensuite bath and walk-in closet is accessed by a hall off the main entry with a powder room.”

Gray is a color trend the designers use generously. “You have to make sure the hues are right and by mixing textures, you give more margin for error and keep things interesting.”

Consider as well rhythm, line, patterns and materials when creating unity in a room. “The process is all about layering – finding a solid neutral base. You need a strong understanding of the furniture’s scale.”

The den speaks with sophistication. Whimsy is found in the zebra rug, the leopard print, antlers, and ceiling’s “malachite” wallpaper. “It was a bold decision to paint the walls a deep charcoal color, but it creates a cozy atmosphere.”

The living room is intimate, centred around a fireplace and a charcoal couch. Four ‘club’ chairs invite conversations. “The fabric is a cut velvet, a definite splurge.” The room’s sleek city talk is balanced by the ottomans’ rustic dialect. Whispered warmth is found in the room’s gold touches.

Traditional materials in the kitchen have a modern accent. The island is dark wood with a marble top, seen also in the backsplash. Herringboned subway tiles add to the cafe style as do the pendant globe lights. “We wanted the hit of black and gold in the light fixtures.” The minimalist fireplace is a reserved presence. An upholstered chair enunciates patterns seen in the home while the island’s chairs add a soft geometric pattern.

The dining room is a study in serene beauty. “An unconventional fabric pattern,” the designers note, “keeps things fresh and unexpected.” Bookended by two chairs upholstered in a ‘malachite’ pattern, the table’s long sentence of dark wood is bracketed by a sumptuous plush bench and seating. The room’s vocabulary includes the handsome drapes and throw. Vases mimic the chandelier’s globes. The console adds geometrics as does the artwork.

The ceiling is accentuated with applied moldings, painted white, complemented by the linens’ geometrics. The headboard’s grid pattern is repeated in the bed’s throw and benches. Ovals, on the side tables and lamps, as well as the dressing table, repeat the chandelier’s curves. “Polished chrome is the neutral metal.” The marine blue accent pillows and upholstered chair quietly state luxury. The space is enhanced by the quiet grace of the curtains.

The designers comment “If your friends and neighbors copy your design ideas, make them wonder where you found everything, rather than walking into your favorite design store and seeing your living room in the front window.


Text by J. Lynn Fraser

Photography by Elaine Mark

Space Designed by Atmosphere Interior Design

Photographer D&M Images

INTERIOR PAINT COLORS AND WALLPAPER: Den, Kendall Charcoal, HC-166, Benjamin Moore

Main Paint Color, Pratt & Lambert, 33-10 Zephyr Hills, Benjamin Moore

Den Ceiling Wallpaper, Kravet Canada

DEN; Sectional, Marcantonio Designs

Slipper Chair, Vogel Of Canada

Cocktail Table, Arteriors

Sconces, Robert Abbey, (Rio)

Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting

Area Rug, Saddlemens Of Santa Fe

KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM: Kitchen Millwork, Designed By Atmosphere Interior Design

Kitchen Millwork, Constructed and Installed By Majestic Cabinets

Range Hood, Designed By Atmosphere Interior Design

Range Hood, Constructed and Installed by Majestic Cabinets, and Pristine Countertops

Flooring, Vintage Solid Sawn White Oak 5” (Color, Gabon Character) Kitchen Perimeter And Island Countertop, Caesarstone and Pristine Countertops

Kitchen Hood Fan And Raised Island Countertop, Seqoia Grey Marble, Pristine Countertops

Counter Stools, Marcantonio Designs

Island Pendant Lights, Visual Comfort, www.; Sconces, Hudson Valley

Lighting Over Table, Visual Comfort 

Dining Table, Cardinal Woodcraft

Dining Room Chairs, Silva Furniture

Dining Room Head Chairs, Marcantonio Designs

Dining Room Bench, Silva Furniture

Dining Room “Malachite” Fabric, Jf Fabrics

Bar Cart, Restoration Hardware

POWDER ROOM: Vanity, Designed By Atmosphere Interior Design

Vanity, Manufactured & Installed By Majestic Cabinets And Pristine Countertops

Vanity Counter Top, Seqoia Grey Marble, Pristine Countertops

Flooring, Vintage Solid Sawn White Oak 5” Color: Gabon Character

Lighting, Restoration Hardware

MASTER BEDROOM: Flooring, Vintage Solid Sawn White Oak 5” Color: Gabon Character, Braid Flooring; Lighting, Robert Abbey

Bedside Lamps, Mr. Brown Home Bench, Vogel Of Canada 

Headboard And Rails, Marcantonio Designs

Custom Duvet Cover And Shams, Legacy Linen

Nightstands And Dresser, Brownstone Furniture

Chair, Silva Furniture

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