A focal point for a bohemian chic penthouse and a great accent to a modern bachelor’s apartment; Kara Smith from Smith and Firestone Associates Luxury Interior Design may have been looking for two completely different missing pieces when designing two suites for the Residences at W Hollywood, but she found one common solution.
“The EcoSmart fires fit right in,” she says. “It provided an animated focal point in Penthouse 14C that was both warm, cosy and stylish, while for Suite 6A, the EcoSmart fire was not primarily a focal point but rather a great accent to the masculine modern style of the living room with its clean lines and sleek finish.”
“The EcoSmart fires offer a level of fit and finish that’s hard to find in other types of fireplaces. Its ventless design makes it easy to add a fire feature to any floorplan and the high-quality materials used mean the fireplace will add value to the property for years to come.”Kara Smith, Interior Designer
These high-end custom residences not only allow discerning homeowners top-tier materials and brands to choose from, they also come with LEED Silver Certification. Everything from construction materials to outdoor landscaping has been chosen with sustainability in mind.
The W hotels are known across the world for their contemporary architecture and modern chic décor. When Kara was commissioned to design a penthouse suite and a residential suite for the Residences at W Hollywood, she needed to maintain this signature style whilst still creating a different finish in each suite.
Penthouse 14C was designed to be very bohemian with an eclectic luxury feel set by warm neutrals, textured patterns, and rich textiles. “An indoor/outdoor vibe was integral to the concept,” explains Kara. “We knew we wanted a fire element to round out this idea, and EcoSmart provided a product that was both eco-friendly and perfectly styled to accent the contemporary flair of the architecture and room design.”
The EcoSmart fire perfectly complements the warm textured colour palette of creamy neutrals combined with pops of bright colour in tones of orange and metallic.
“From the amazing mirrored wall to the left of the fireplace to the gorgeous metallic wall covering surrounding the fireplace, the EcoSmart flame brings out the warmth in the metallic and orange and brings the room to life,” says Kara. “The fur rug in front of the EcoSmart fireplace along with the soft white oversized couch invites you to curl up with a blanket and good book and stay awhile.”
Clearly very effective in the design of the penthouse, Kara has also utilized the element of fire in Suite 6A, which by contrast is a modern masculine room with bold colour, tailored lines, and edgy artwork.
“Bold crisp shades of blue and graphite meet clean white lines, warm golden wood floors and smooth brown leather chairs,” describes Kara. “The EcoSmart fire here is a bold accent to the masculine feel of this suite.
“It was placed in the middle of the wall for a twofold purpose- on one side it is a warm focal point for the cosy couch in front of it in the small side nook library. And on the other side it is the perfect contemporary sleek fireplace in a new modern take on a masculine living/family room.”
Despite being vastly different, both residences use EcoSmart Fires to bring the indoors and outdoors together.