Sun­set Mar­quis Ho­tel & Vil­las

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clas­sic de­sign el­e­ments in my projects too. I also love trav­el­ing and tak­ing pho­tos. You never know when you may draw in­spi­ra­tion from a photo that you took pre­vi­ously. Fash­ion is a great in­spi­ra­tion too. A lot of in­te­rior de­sign trends fol­low fash­ion.

Have there been any un­ex­pected shifts in lux­ury de­sign in home build­ing that have taken you by sur­prise?

Sur­prise is what keeps things in­ter­est­ing! That’s an­other thing that I love about this in­dus­try; things are al­ways chang­ing and two days are never alike. I will say the “tiny house” trend did take me by sur­prise. I’m not sure that I could do that. I have too many sen­ti­men­tal things that I like to have around me, and I love en­ter­tain­ing too.

What would your dream home look like?

I have spent my whole life around the wa­ter, so my dream home would have to be on the wa­ter. It brings me such peace and seren­ity. My dream home would have a “col­lected” feel­ing. I love un­usual pieces that you don’t see ev­ery­where, es­pe­cially those that you pick up from trav­els, or have sen­ti­men­tal value. The color pal­let would be soft neu­tral col­ors with lots of tex­tures. It would be filled with the things that I love, and have space for en­ter­tain­ing fam­ily and friends.

What role do you think tech­nol­ogy plays in pro­vid­ing the next level in lux­ury home de­sign?

I think tech­nol­ogy is very im­por­tant and is go­ing to be in­cor­po­rated into ev­ery home in some form or fash­ion. Home­own­ers are look­ing for se­cu­rity and peace of mind. They love be­ing able to look on their phones and see what the kids are do­ing or who is at their front door. They also love the end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties with mu­sic and tele­vi­sion. This in­dus­try changes al­most daily, there is al­ways some­thing new and ex­cit­ing on the hori­zon.

Do you think lux­ury and eco or en­ergy ef­fi­ciency can co­in­cide?

Yes, I do. This too is al­ways evolv­ing. There are new prod­ucts emerg­ing con­stantly, and it’s ex­cit­ing to in­cor­po­rate them into new de­signs. We have to think about fu­ture gen­er­a­tions and try to use the sus­tain­able re­sources that we have.

How would you de­scribe your de­sign style?

I would say that per­son­ally I’m more “eclec­tic.” I don’t box my­self into one de­sign style. I tend to in­cor­po­rate sev­eral dif­fer­ent de­sign styles into my per­sonal home. Again, I love us­ing things from trav­els, or things col­lected over the years. I want my home to evoke a sense of fam­ily, love, and trav­els. In my pro­fes­sional ca­reer, I en­joy work­ing in dif­fer­ent styles too. I have done ev­ery­thing from French and English, to Mediter­ranean and Ital­ian Re­nais­sance, and even more tran­si­tional de­signs.

Ar­chi­tect or de­sign men­tors?

I love the clas­sic ar­chi­tects like Phillip John­son and Frank Lloyd Wright. Their de­signs are so time­less and still rel­e­vant to­day. One of my fa­vorite build­ings in New York City is John­son’s AT&T Build­ing that was built in the 80s. It’s post-modern de­sign with the Chip­pen­dale ped­i­ment at the top is so clas­sic.

As far as In­te­rior De­sign­ers, I truly en­joy look­ing at other de­sign­ers’ work. I think you can draw some sort of in­spi­ra­tion from so many of them.

Stacy Brotemarkle

Tony Vis­conti

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