October 23, 2014
Hosted by Demitri Christian Sgourakis
Demitri and his guest, interior designer Sandra Espinet, discuss the signature lifestyle look and feel that Sandra describes as "The Well-Traveled Home." Sandra inspires us with the discoveries she makes on her exotic journeys and how her designs first become formulated in her own home before finding their place in the mix of the alluring interiors she creates for her clients. Next Demitri and his guest, Christine Haney of British wallpaper and paint company Farrow & Ball, discuss the craftsmanship behind the luxury brand established in 1946. Christine introduces F&B’s ethereal wallpapers — a blend of British and Japanese heritage designs — and explains why this new product line epitomizes the relaxed sophistication of Southern California’s resort lifestyle. Demitri and Christine then share ideas about current design trends and how to create a color scheme with a sense of flow by considering the light, space, and architecture of a room.
Matters of Design
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Matters of Design speaks to the creative forces in front and behind the scenes of interior design, home furnishings, textiles, lighting, art and fashion. Why DIY when you can collaborate with a designer, have more fun and get the results you never dreamed of? Host Demitri Christian Sgourakis inspires the imagination of his audience by bringing the value of design from around the world into their lives and homes as he visits with his guests, interviewing associates, business leaders and visionaries from across the design spectrum. Each week Demitri and his guests will discuss their inspirations, sources and ideas, shining light on the trends and “what’s next” in the ever-evolving world of design.
Demitri Christian Sgourakis
Demitri Sgourakis is one the most accomplished designers in Los Angeles. Born in New Jersey, he studied Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and attended their Art and Architecture program in England and their French Costume and Design school in Paris. After an apprenticeship with legendary decorator Bette Baer of Schwartz Furniture and Design, Demitri relocated to Los Angeles where he became Design Director for the international home furnishings brand Kreiss before founding his own firm, Demitri Christian Interior Design, Inc. Demitri is best known for his modern approach to an eclectic interior. His knowledge and appreciation for the past combined with an eye for fashion forward style, has resulted in fresh, yet classic, environments that come together by expertly mixing a combination of contemporary and antique furnishings. He believes a room is never really done; that it should not only reflect the client through design and things they love but also grow along with that person as they evolve. Whether designing in the neutral palates for the collections he has shepherded or in the rich color statements he creates for his private clients, Demitri's respect for timeless tradition, quality, and attention to detail is ever-present in his work. His interest and passion for history, art and design as well as an appreciation for the esthetic values across cultures inspires him to be a dynamic host of Matters of Design.