We asked Brenda:
Russo: "Tell us about the decorative accents you chose for CINEMILLS Media Center?"
Brenda: " The windows and trusses are all original to the space with the addition of modern appliances and ambient pendant lighting from exposed beams. Natural elements of stone, earth-toned paint, bronze, steel and glass surfaces provide a strong foundation for much softer elements like colorful upholstery textiles and the owner's collection of antique, red theater seats. Simply stated Classic Hollywood Photographs mounted on acrylic will adorn the walls, depicting the history of the film production industry."
Russo: "Are there any areas in the studio space that create a challenge for you?"
Brenda: "If you really embrace a space before rushing into executing a plan... it will speak to you instinctively, bringing continuity to your overall design! This isn't always immediate but once the perspective function and desired image for both the interior and exterior environments are established, proper notice of the interplay with natural light and shadow usually dictates a direction for smart design choices which are integral to the relative space. My biggest challenges are usually related to incorporating technology, which is ever evolving... I leave that to the experts but it's my job to be the master of disguise, ultimately maintaining visual aesthetics without compromising modern functionality."
Russo: "What do you base your choices in style and color for accent lighting on?"
Brenda: "Accent lighting provides an endless spectrum of visual stimulation by adding depth, dimension and texture to otherwise uninteresting architectural details. A project is never finished without properly being lit! Decorative lighting is the finishing touch, essentially serving two purposes... First, illumination and secondly providing an opportunity for showcasing fine sculptural beauty! I like to think of it as the jewelry in a room, adding sparkle, color and shine without causing unnecessary clutter. Whether the decorum calls for ornate and complicated or sleek and simple, a striking light fixture or pendant will definitely set the mood of your space... When choosing an appropriate fixture, I simply ask myself what kind of mood I desire to create... once that is established, its as simple as accessorizing my favorite little black dress!"
About Brenda RibeiroBrenda's career began in the decorative art industry which very soon evolved from the demand on her talents for staging high-end furniture showrooms to residential interior design consulting in the upscale markets of Central California. Relocation to the Dallas Market in 2006 provided a rapidly growing commercial and residential clientele base and a plethora of enviable resources. She brings over 17 years experience and insight from multiple aspects of working in the design and builder industry along with a highly efficient team of seasoned contractors. Brenda's standard for meeting budgetary requirements demands the perfect balance of creative ingenuity, quality and practicality. Thus, she is an extremely helpful guide in the decision making process and the ultimate execution of a functional design.
"A room should always reflect the beauty and function of those who dwell within it!" - Brenda Ribeiro
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Blog written by Russo Mutuc