Before & After – The Pasadena Showcase House Entry

You know what they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Last year, at the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, that’s exactly what we did!

It’s a total honor to be included in this event. It’s a ton of hard work and crazy deadlines working on top of other trades and other designers. Our work is displayed next to other high-caliber designers (there’s a different designer in each room, for those who have never been).  The entry is always the most challenging because everybody has to walk through your space to get to theirs, so planning is a must! But when we walked the house and saw the grand Entry, we knew we had to be a part of this years showcase.


When we first walked into the home, we knew we had our work cut out for us. Although the structure was all there, marvelous architecture and design, we were going to need to clean up and renovate.



The first thing that had to go was the flooring. The demo crew came in and tore the existing entry down to the floor joists.



While they did the heavy lifting, we started creating our plan. We dreamed of something sophisticated, but not stuffy. Elegant, but not too classic. Modern, but not without tradition. The mood board we created for this room is still, to date, one of my favorites.



Next came the drawings and design boards. The once lackluster floor would soon transform into the ‘star of the show’.  You can see us playing with scale below.  We started with tiny triangles in opposite colors for contrast.  But soon realized that would be waaaaaay too busy.  So we ended up putting four black pieces together and four white pieces together to get the correct scale for the space.  

We chose a more an analogous color combination — using modern blue and green hues that oozed the right amount of modern sophistication.



With the plan in place, construction began once again on the home’s now bare floors.



The end result was even better than we envisioned — sophisticated, elegant, and modern all rolled into one show-stopping entry. Now that’s what I’d call a first impression.





To see more of this glamorous entry on our portfolio, click here.

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“Amy spent a lot of time getting to know us, our style and comfort level. We felt that we could totally trust that she would design something that was unique to our family, and she did just that.”
A. W. — Pasadena, CA

Peltier Interiors