June 14, 2023

Designer Spotlight: R/TERIOR STUDIO & ZEPHYR

Zephyr partners with R/terior Studio at the 2023 Pasadena Showcase House Garden Room & Terrace featuring Zephyr Presrv® Outdoor Beverage Cooler and Outdoor Kegerator & Beverage Cooler

We were honored to be included in the 2023 Pasadena Showcase House in partnership with Interior Designer Ryhdima Brar from R/terior Studio. Continue reading for Ryhdima’s design inspiration and her approach to the custom bar featuring the new Presrv™ Kegerator & Beverage Cooler and Outdoor Beverage Cooler.

How did you approach the starting point for your design?

There are interiors that inspire you the minute they are presented as a blank canvas and this Garden Room & Terrace exuded that feeling from the moment I walked in. I envisioned this space to be a place to host, an ideal spot to commune surrounded by nature all year round. I imagined this space to be one where during the day you could read a book with your early morning coffee and bask in the warm sun, then grab a glass of wine or pint of beer at the beautiful outdoor bar. When it comes to my approach, it starts with that first instinct that I get when I walk into any space – the picture that I see in my mind. Intuition and psychology play a huge part in my design process. Finding balance in many different perspectives and influences is key to a successful project. I wanted to experiment with colors, patterns, uniquely new and refurbished furniture that reflect a modern sensibility without completely ignoring the formality of the home’s architecture.

What was your inspiration for the space?

I wanted to transport guests to a resort in Marrakech or a sexy lounge in Paris. The history and architecture of the house allowed me to bring in a fresh look without making any structural or architectural changes. The furnishings and lighting span styles and eras, from custom crafted contemporary pieces to avant garde, and dramatic forms in exuberant colors, celebrating the love of art and culture. The resulting design has been an extremely sophisticated mélange of styles from art deco to European mid-century masters and contemporary emerging artists and furniture makers.

Do you have a favorite vignette or design feature within the space?

The Outdoor Bar, which is a custom design in collaboration with Bones Studio out of South Carolina is my favorite area. The details of the bar combined with the Zephyr Outdoor appliances make it a memorable moment. Secondly, the corner with Jason Mizrahi’s Belcanto Chair, Eric Boyers Sculpture paired with the Peony lighting by Studio M.

Why did you select the Presrv Kegerator & Beverage Cooler for the Outdoor Bar?

It was important to have the best quality outdoor appliances in the bar that were also sleek and complemented the space. The Zephyr outdoor appliances contributed a modern sense of style. I love the idea of having a combination of a Beverage Cooler on one side for storing white wine, liquor, or sparkling water and a Kegerator on the other side for cold beer on tap. The space is all about creating a comfortable and welcoming environment and what better way to do that than to have cold drinks on hand during those hot summer days.

What have been some of the more interesting challenges throughout the project?

With the Garden Room – the main challenge I had was the wall treatment. The walls have a lot of moldings – I mean a lot! And some of them are not symmetrical. I did not want to remove them as it is a key feature throughout this home – especially the adjacent formal living room and dining room. So I wanted to keep it but camouflage it. I decided to paint it all in one tone and add wallpaper only in the ‘framed’ section of the walls to draw your eyes upwards and to those areas.

What colors or themes did you notice throughout the Pasadena Showcase House?

The overall design of the house is ‘transitional modern’. The trend in this case, is leaning more towards muted colors that make the space cohesive – but there are areas which pop and tell beautiful stories. Most of the designers have beautiful storytelling moments within their spaces which is a common link amongst us.

Can you share a few of the brands (and the products contributed) that helped bring your space together?

  • Studio M Lighting – Chandeliers and Sconces
  • Bones Studio – Custom Outdoor Bar and Dining Table
  • Universal Furniture – Sofas and Accent Chairs
  • Rowe Furniture – Accent Chairs and Ottomans
  • Coco Republic – Marble Console Table, Marble Coffee Table
  • Modern Metal – Custom Vento Covers
  • Zephyr – Outdoor Appliances
  • Jason Mizrahi – Sculptural Accent Chairs
  • Tidelli – Outdoor Furniture
  • Porter Teleo – Wallpaper
  • Art – The Artwolf Gallery and Fresh Paint Fine Art
  • Upholstery – Maria Flora and The Sign Textiles from Quintus and CW Stockwell

About the 2023 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and House of Design

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has supported local music and arts programs since 1948. The 11,000-square-foot Stewart House is a grand colonial estate located in one of Pasadena’s most prestigious neighborhoods. This year, more than 32 design firms completely reimagined the space with exquisite custom details around every corner.

About the Garden Room and Terrace at the 2023 Pasadena Showcase House of Design and Featured Zephyr Presrv® Wine & Beverage Coolers

To explore images of the Garden Room and Terrace designed by R/terior Studio, visit our Design Inspiration Gallery. To see more designs featuring Zephyr range hoods and Zephyr Presrv® Wine & Beverage Coolers, browse our Design Inspiration Gallery. To learn more about the Zephyr Presrv® Wine & Beverage Coolers that are featured in the Garden Room and Terrace, visit our Presrv™ Outdoor Kegerator & Beverage Cooler and Presrv™ Outdoor Beverage Cooler product pages for product specifications, documentation, and more.