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Project Highlights

Chameleon Design Featured Project: The Ridge Plan 7, Mission Viejo

The Ridge Plan 7 was done in a style called natural contemporary.  For the color palette we used  warm neutrals, stone grey, chamois and warm whites.  We brought in a lot of texture into the design to give it an organic feel, and also a bit masculine.  We used clean and modern upholstery and natural wood accents, such as the cocktail table made of wood slices to round out the earthy feel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chameleon Design Featured Project: Orange County Dream Home- Living Room

Chameleon Design was lucky to be a part of the ASID Dream Home this year.  The home was designed by over one dozen Orange County interior designers and Chameleon Design did the living room.  The Dream Home was on view from March 1-25th in Costa Mesa and benefited the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Living Room design has a clean and modern feeling, with a color palette of natural wood tones, light neutrals and citron green and fuchsia accents.  We call the style “natural elegance.”  You will notice a balance of elements that evoke a modern feeling: natural woods, patina metal, sculptural plants, textured fabrics,  original art canvas’ and a reflective mirror.   The paint color is light grey and the floors are natural concrete in keeping with the modern style. The lighting consists of an overhead chandelier, directional tracks with art lights, two wall sconces and two floor lamps.

The sofa upholstery fabric is chenille with mohair and woven chenille pillows.  They are sitting on a grey mottled rug with a natural root ball table as the sculptural and focal element in the room.  The simple, clean lined floor lamps in metal and glass help create the symmetrical feel of the room.

Anchoring the seating area is a large metal faced fire place made from patina sheet metal.  The fireplace itself is a modern eco-smart firebox insert in stainless steel.  The fireplace needs no ventilation and uses a renewable energy source- bio ethanol and has clean emissions. Grey felt ottomans float in front of the fireplace for additional lounging or seating. On either side of the fireplace the walls are mirrored with full height mirror and natural sheer drapery.

The accessories include natural elements like a terrarium collection and crystals.  Universal design is considered and the furniture layout accommodates access thru the space between the doors.  An open area in the seating grouping allows a wheel chair to join in and a 5’ radius to turn is allowed at that point as well.

Chameleon Design Featured Project: The Wine Cellar, 2011 Philharmonic Design House- Newport Coast

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County has been presenting design houses since 1993. It’s their largest fundraiser and benefits their free Youth Music Education Programs which provides musical experiences and education for over 200,000 students in Orange County.   Maison de la Mer was last year’s House of Design and is a beautiful French inspired home with wonderful indoor/outdoor elements that are perfect for entertaining. Chameleon Design had the honor of designing the wine cellar.

We began with that point of view that wine is more than just a bottle to be enjoyed- it’s about an entire experience. This wine cellar and sampling room was inspired by the rustic elements of the wine country, yet we incorporated a modern edge through clean lines and natural elements.   Throughout the space you can see components from the wine making process from barrels that aged the wine, to the wooden crates that shipped the bottles. You will also see organic items that, like a fine wine, have been given their beauty through age.

Relax and enjoy conversation with friends and family around the reclaimed live-edge acacia table. It’s made of reclaimed wood and displays a leaf organically carved and made of onyx, with a sea urchin on top of it.  Adding to the relaxed feeling of the space, Joan élan Davis’ painting, Tranquility, is an an interplay of closely valued colors and varied textures in a painterly woven format. Layers of an earthy brown upon a russet upon burgundy in one palette to deep, rich greens in another lend a sense of movement to the surface.

At one end of the room is a striped buffet. A sustainable, organic and contemporary piece, the buffet is made of reclaimed teak and the stripes are formed from scrap wood in a variety of hues. Above this hangs a custom art piece commissioned for the room.  The Untitled piece is made of recycled wine crates and was done by Alex Adamonis of Woodworking LA.  Iron sconces flank the art, allowing you to see the depth and variety of the piece.

Just like the rolling hills of California wine country in the spring months, the colors chosen reflect golden yellows, vineyard greens, cabernet reds and the grey of morning fog.  The walls are textured with a Venetian-like plaster, and painted French Grey in the tasting room and Mahogany in the cellar.

Chameleon Design Featured Project: Harmony at Colony Park, Anaheim

Chameleon Design won a Mame Award for this hip and playful Sales Office we designed at Colony Park in Anaheim.   Our idea was to use a vintage, chic design to lure in the younger buyers, as well as the “move-down” buyers looking to re-live their more youthful years.

The environment was very non-traditional for a sales office with its coffee house/lounge feel.

 

Multi-colored fabrics and patterns layered together give it that “collected” vibe.

 

Soulful tunes playing in the background and a guitar leaning in the corner may encourage someone to sit back a while and ponder a place where life is good!

Chameleon Design Featured Project: The Plaza at Sierra, Fontana

The Plaza at Sierra is the 4th of a series that the city of Fontana asked our builder to create for their affordable senior housing needs.  The property has two 3-story buildings, a pool,  putting green, pool room, two media lounges and several other great spaces for the seniors to hang out and feel at home.

Building One, Media Lounge

Building One, Media Lounge

Exterior

Exterior

Entry

Entry

Multi-Purpose Room

Multi-Purpose Room

Putting Green

Putting Green

Pool

Pool

Gym

Gym

Chameleon Design Featured Project: Marblehead Information Center, San Clemente

For this project, Chameleon Design was asked to work with an unbranded developer to help sell the last stretch of undeveloped coastline designated for high-end custom homes.   The catch was that the only structures in place were two trailers!  Not to mention, neither had a view, and that was a main selling point.

We tackled this project successfully by simply bringing the outdoors in.  There were two distinct buildings, the first being the Sales Office.  In this space we showcased a uniquely expansive topographic map with drawers that house small scale maps, giving the buyer a more detailed look of their prospective lot.   Above the map was a dramatic aerial photograph on a tackable surface, with space for photographs of work in progress.  We went with a color palette of sky and sand, with accessories of stone and a waterfall impact logo overlayed on the window.

 The stone façade seamlessly linked interior and exterior spaces, and made it impossible to believe the bones of the sales office were a prefabricated mobile home.

Outdoor living rooms and modern arbors, expanded the sense of spaciousness.  Everything was designed to launch a new aesthetic away from the Mediterranean and toward the modern, and to capture the rugged California coast with a sense of elegance and modernity.

The second building, the Meeting Center, provided resources for both architects, clients, and builders alike to work or show clients a video of the development.

 

Central Park West Belvedere Plan B1

Chameleon Design Featured Project: Belvedere Plan B1- Central Park West, Irvine

With this project, Studio Chameleon had the exciting challenge of making the interior of this 2nd story flat surrounded by four levels of flats, feel light, bright and desirable.

Our solution was to use a lot of white! White paint, white flooring and a stacked stone wall that was painted glossy white, along with pops of turquoise and red was just what the cave-like space needed to open up and feel fresh.

 Family Room

 Family Room

Kitchen

Kitchen

We livened up the Master Bedroom with an upholstered bed, crystal light fixture and warmer paint color.

We livened up the Master Bedroom with an upholstered bed, crystal light fixture and warmer paint color.

Teenager's Bedroom

Teenager’s Bedroom