For greater than 25 years, inside designer Erika Rundiks, principal of Recherche Interior Design, has been acknowledged in Denver for her anything-but-predictable aesthetic. So, when shoppers in Highlands Ranch requested the designer to assist them rework their home within the type of the spouse’s childhood residence in Ivory Coast, it was a match made in design heaven. We requested Rundiks to interrupt down how she achieved the look.
5280 Dwelling: Can we begin by speaking about that completely wonderful chandelier? It’s such a departure from the basic furnishings within the room.
Erika Rundiks: The room actually wanted some enjoyable aptitude, and this fixture—patinaed metallic from World Views—may be very sculptural. A [traditional] chandelier would have been method too predictable; I used to be happy with the shoppers’ adventurous alternatives on this undertaking.
The place did that daring imaginative and prescient come from?
I really like tasks which have a cultural character or worldwide idea. Earlier than the shoppers employed me, that they had lived on this home for a while, and it had completely no aesthetic identification. The spouse is from Ivory Coast, which has African and French cultural influences. She needed the home to really feel considerably formal and French however to even have an African really feel—like that chandelier.
How did you riff on French type?
The window therapies [custom made with Donghia’s graphic Edith fabric and a layer of sheers] had been an vital factor to attaining the specified European look. The Bernhardt desk and chairs [plus a Visual Comfort lamp on the Bernhardt sideboard] are all very French. And the artwork, from Abend Gallery, is hung in an association that feels European to me.
The colourful bench superbly blends the 2 kinds.
I really like how surprising and refreshing it’s. The house owner actually likes purple however couldn’t see it as a main coloration in the home. This piece allowed her to have that expression, however in a particular—and enjoyable!—method.