Downtown Los Angeles based firm Avenue Interior Design is known for their innovative use of art, color, and texture to create memorable spaces. The firm's Principals Andrea DeRosa and Ashley Manhan tell more about their boutique hotel projects, design philosophies, and art inspiration in a full interview on the ArtStar Blog.
You’ve worked on a number of hotel projects for large brands - how do you create a personalized/localized feel in those spaces?
Project: LA SERENA | Artwork: Ernesto Gonzalez curated by ArtStar
What is the greatest challenge when selection art for hospitality and commercial projects?
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What is unique about LA’s design scene? How do you two define LA style?
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Project: THE RAMBLE HOTEL
What trends do you see in the hospitality industry?
If you had to choose 3 words to describe your ideal client, what would they be?
In your view, how does art impact a public space (like a hotel lobby)? How does art impact a private space (like a guest room)?
Do you get inspiration from your travels? What is your vacation spot?
Avenue Interior Design is based in downtown LA - what is your favorite neighborhood for design finds?
What are your top design blogs at the moment? What are your favorite Instagram accounts for daily inspiration?
What is your favorite local coffee shop or restaurant?
DENISE PAN: My favorite new find for coffee is Go Get Em Tiger in Los Feliz. Apart from making a great cappuccino, they have any amazing deck with lovely olive trees making it a great place sit and enjoy your coffee on a sunny LA afternoon. They also have McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream next door, which is an easy follow up stop.
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How has your interior design style changed over the years?
What is your favorite wall color right now?
CHRISTINE ROH: Classic Gray OC-23. Light and sophisticated.
Project: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOTEL PROPERTY
How has your taste in art changed over the years?
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