This week, we are going back to the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts to visit with three extremely talented designers and highlight the work they did in this years offering. To remind you about the home this year, it’s being called, “The Overlook”, originally built in 1915 for a whopping $14,000, it was home to the widowed sisters, Ruth Hargrove and Mary Emma Baker. and while it’s billed as a Mediterranean, the Spanish Revival elements are unmistakeable. And there is a very good reason for that. “The Overlook” was crafted by master architect, Reginald Davis Johnson. This is one of the architects responsible for Santa Barbara’s trademark Spanish Colonial Revivalist look. Johnson was an interesting guy. MIT educated, son of an Episcopal Bishop, LA’s first actually. He also tried his hand in modernism for a while which showed both creative bravery and laid testament to how versatile an architect he was, Johnson always went back to his trademark Spanish Colonial Revival roots. Which is how we wind up over 113 years later in Pasadena.
First up is the Living Room, designed by Designs of The Interior, Karen Shoener, Genaro Lagdameo and Carla Pardour Wening. Carla joined me in the Living Room to tell me about all three spaces the group designed including the Billiard Room and Petite Lounge. Next, you will hear from Cabana Home’s Steve Thompson in the Mezzanine and finally, from Greg Parker of Parker West Interiors in the Master Suite.
Another fun trip around this year’s Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. Special thanks to all our designers, and of course Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts for access and all of their support. Congratulations on a wonderful job again this year and for the last 54 years, producing this event and providing over $23 million dollars to fund youth arts programs in Pasadena and surrounding communities. And of course, thank you for listening. Without you, there is no Convo By Design. If you enjoyed this episode, please go to the iTunes ratings and reviews page and leave a nice note and 5 star review. For videos of the Pasadena Showcase or many of the other stories you hear on the show, convo by design dot com is where you will find it. Talk with you next week.
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