Time to Mingle
A makeover unites a trio of spaces
DESIGNER DEBORAH GORDON merged a dining room, patio and living room into one contemporary, unified space for a client who requested a room that would be an “entertainer’s dream.”
Glacier white walls energize the space, but Deborah ramped it up even more with a persimmon accent wall, dollops of persimmon on two chairs and a flash of dark persimmon from a corner floor vase.
“To give the three once distinctly different spaces continuity, we added architectural ceiling beams to the entire footprint and brought in an espresso hand-scraped hardwood floor,” she says.
The room was dressed with custom pieces from around the globe. Two modern peek-through chairs serve as dividers between the living and dining areas. A 10-by-4.5-foot dining table made from an acacia log was sourced from Indonesia. And to dazzle guests, Deborah brought in two glittering antique silver chandeliers with crystal beading.
Two 9-foot-long glass doors that open onto a new patio fill the room with light. The remodeled space won the 2013 National Kitchen & Bath Association San Diego Chapter Star Award in the Other Room category.
Before & After: By Eva Ditler Photography by David Verdugo