Ocean Home

February/March 2016

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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40 O C E A N H O M E M A G . C O M | F e b r u a r y + M a r c h 2 0 1 6 A t the age of 35, the dynamic businessman was enjoying a level of professional success that belied his young age. And when the high-flying bachelor wasn't expanding his Internet-based business, he needed a relaxed and stylish place to land. He found his sweet spot in an upscale condominium, off the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif. Not so inspiring, however, was the condo's drab beige-on-beige interior. When leading designer Jennifer Dyer entered the condo, she was taken aback by its lifeless monotone palette, which sucked the light out of the rooms. Dyer, the principal of Jeneration Interiors in Los Angeles, rallied her resources – including an abundance of personal grit and ingenuity – and transformed the space. Today, it's a captivating environment infused with cool colors, chiseled lines and crisp detailing. Dyer's client, who also invests in real estate, sounds like the perfect cocktail party guest: smart, creative and demanding of excellence. He is also, as Dyer says, "extremely impatient, organized and kind of obsessive." His only direction to the interior designer was: "Create a showstopper." Dyer delivered. During the five-month project, she turned an uninspired condo into a haven of glamorous but refined comfort, where textures, shapes and lines intermingle with luxurious effect. A member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), with numerous design awards to her credit, Dyer had carte blanche from the get-go. Where some designers might be anxious, Dyer was exhilarated. "He put the place in my hands," she says. When the talented designer couldn't find exactly what she wanted, she did it herself – constructing a custom bed, creating artworks and crafting custom wallpaper from a mural. Dyer focused initially on the condo's open living Cool and creamy For the open living and dining spaces, Dyer opted for the warm and inviting Cool December shade by Dunn- Edwards Paints, providing an ideal backdrop to the chic furnishings. Design 2016 J E N N I F E R DY E R

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