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Season 5, Episode 17 - Pasadena Showcase House of Design : Peltier Interiors and L2 Interiors

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This is the first in a series on the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. For those not familiar, Pasadena Showcase is an all volunteer organization that has been producing remarkable showcase houses for over 50 years. This episode was first published in April 2018 and the house is now open for for you to see. If you are in Southern California and happen to be in the Pasadena area, I highly recommend that you take the tour and see this fantastic home. What you will find is a collaborative effort by some of the most amazing and talented designers in the business today. I started showcasing design houses on the podcast a few years ago and what I like best about that is the fact that many of you will be listening to these episodes long after the design house is closed. Should that be the case, please visit our YouTube channel where you can see short segments recorded from the house with the designers themselves.

These interviews were conducted from the house in the last week of design. You are going to hear the buzz of circular saws, hammering dropping of heavy materials. Makes it kind of fun to hear what is going on behind the scenes. Another element to showcasing design houses is to capture, in real time, the essence for how much work really goes into projects like these. If you are a designer who has considered taking part, a potential sponsor looking to get involved or an enthusiast who wants to know what happens behind the scenes, these are true stories from the front lines of design. Major pressure, immovable deadlines and problems…there are always problems. So today, we are speaking with Amy Peltier of Peltier Interiors. Amy designed the Grand Foyer, and it is grand. Amy is a mid-westerner with great taste. When asked what Amy is ‘crushing on’ now, she has some really interesting thoughts on use of color, art and space. Following Amy is Jason Lai of L2 Interiors. L2 took a Spanish Revival guest house and molded the interior into a sleek and stunning Mid-Century Modern inspired refuge. Listen to Jason explain the philosophy behind the design and again, if you want to see it for yourself you can go tour it, or check out the video on YouTube.

I love doing this show for you and I hope you enjoy it, if you do… please go to “Ratings and Reviews” on iTunes, leave us a note and a positive review. Positive ratings helps us attract new listeners to the podcast, and it is very much appreciated. Enjoy this episode of Convo By Design Presented By Snyder Diamond from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design.


I do love showcase houses. This is the first in a series on the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. For those not familiar, Pasadena Showcase of Design is an all volunteer organization that has been producing remarkable showcase houses for over 50 years. I started showcasing design houses on the podcast a few years ago and what I like best about that is the fact that many of you will be listening to these episodes long after the design house is closed. Even if you can’t go there anymore, you can hear from the designers who participated and you see short videos from the homes and see what the designers are talking about. This is the guest house re-imagined by L2 Interiors. Jason Lai of L2 explains the process and methods behind the design. This is a Mid-Century Modern gem is expertly designed inside a Spanish Revival and it works, WOW, it works! THANK YOU: Jason Lai of L2 Interiors for talking us through it, Pasadena Showcase House of Design for providing access and a wonderful day of recording, and Peter Christiansen Valli for amazing photos!

For those interested in art displayed in the Guest House, it includes; Seiko Tachibana locus of water, Valerie Wilcox, Graphite Sketch, Valerie Wilcox, Scribble, Ching Ching Cheng, Revere Spool Eight and Ching Ching Chang, Sankyo

Photo Credit: Peter Christiansen Valli

Music provided by Electric Sol
Artist: Electric Sol
Song: Your Love Makes Me High
www.electricsolmusic.com

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