Luxe Magazine Summer 2014 Lori Dennis Celebrity Interior Designer cover

Luxe Magazine Summer 2014 Lori Dennis Celebrity Interior Designer cover

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FRONT TERRACE

Southern California Edition | Summer 2014

“I like to incorporate the indoors outdoors,” designer Lori Dennis says of her philosophy of handling alfresco spaces.  That approach served her well as she took on the task f breathing life into the front terrace, a high traffic area bisected by a walkway and punctuated floor to ceiling window and white walls. Dennis addressed the space with goal of creating” something with a classic look that could withstand weather and still be comfortable,” she says. To meet those directive, the designer devised two seating areas against an eye-catching backdrop of pleated draperies sewn into a stripe pattern. “ They set the color palette, “says Dennis of the gray and blue hues. “ Everything else sprung from there.” With one, as she says, “wow moment” in place. Dennis didn’t shy away from bringing in more show stopping pieces, including a pair of 1960s hand chairs atop a zebra rug and a traditional upholstered sofa, which lends a soft touch for balance. Garden stool and hanging lanterns complete the look. “We went for a collected feel, “ she says. “Nothing matchy-matchy”

 

Luxe Magazine Summer 2014 Lori Dennis Celebrity Interior Designer

Luxe Magazine Summer 2014 Lori Dennis Celebrity Interior Designer

Luxe Magazine Summer 2014 Lori Dennis Celebrity Interior Designer

Luxe Magazine Summer 2014 Lori Dennis Celebrity Interior Designer