FROM DRAMATIC LIVING WALLS TO ORGANIC FABRICS, DESIGNERS ARE TAKING CUES FROM THE NEWPORT COAST TO BRING THE OUTSIDE IN.
By Katherine Duncan
The earthy-yet-elegant rustic trend is sweeping the nation. Crystal, shells and reclaimed wood are being used in everything from furniture to small accent pieces, and even indoor plants are presented in innovative ways: Vertical gardens, also known as living walls, give a whole new meaning to “going green.”
With white sand beaches, swaying palms and sparkling ocean water, it’s difficult to close the door on an environment as paradisiacal as Newport’s. It’s no wonder, then, that so many local designers are putting a coastal spin on the natural trend by bringing the beach indoors. “Everybody is switching out [from dark, traditional interiors] right now,” says designer Dawn Rosenmayr, owner of Newport Beach-based design firm Rosenmayr Interiors. “… White and natural colors with pops of ocean beach colors are super cheery and refreshing.” [READ THE FULL ARTICLE]
Coast Magazine and Home Magazines
Coast Magazine and Home Magazines published all of the Design Houses brochures in each magazine for 2 months.
… also had articles of Dawn. Here she is with Frank Pitman, designer, at the Design House Party at the opening
Philharmonic House of Design House 2003
Dawn donated her time and decorated and designed two rooms for the Design House in Orange County. She was working with another designer at the time and shared great responsibilities in designing a fabulous suite called HER SANCTUARY and BATH.
This space is an intimate room filled with all of her favorite things including embroidered silk, luxurious pillows, and touches of gold leaf. And when the lady of the house lounges on the velvet pillow-strewn daybed, she can gaze at this angelic faux painted sky overhead.