For help designing the new office, which is twice the size of the old one, Oppenheim again turned to his frequent collaborators, Alex Becheru and Alice Kwan Becheru of the design firm White Glove Estates. This time around, the duo tells AD that they took inspiration from “the rich colors and decadent details of Old Hollywood” and paired it with more modern touches to achieve an interesting mix of classic and contemporary styles.Source – Architectural Digest
A library wall near the workspace features antique vellum-bound books and vintage radios sourced by Oppenheim, plus a humidifying LED-lit fireplace from Electric Fireplaces Depot. The light fixtures are from Buster + Punch.
Even without a budget in place, the space came with its own unique challenges—namely, a huge billboard support pole that goes right through it. “One of the most complicated aspects of the new build, I guess, was trying to figure out how to turn that ostensibly negative aspect of the new space into a positive one,” Oppenheim says. Becheru and Kwan Becheru set out to turn the unfortunate eyesore into an attractive focal point. “We decided to create a curved seating space around the column and turn it into an ostentatious light feature made up of over 300 lights,” the husband-and-wife team explains via email. Oppenheim was pleased with the result. “I think perhaps that was the most rewarding design feature that we did,” he remarks.Source – Architectural Digest