Art Deco Cocktail Lounge, Dallas residence
My client wanted an Art Deco styled cocktail lounge to replace the wood paneled library in her home. I felt that the paneling should stay as it was appropriate for the home. So, the challenge was how to make the room Art Deco and keep the paneling.. The dry bar and the lower mirrors behind the bar were existing and she wanted to keep them. The frames of the mirrors are made of European sand blasted glass. The mirrors did not fill the height of the panel, so they looked awkwardly placed. I knew how to find this glass, so I added the upper mirrors to fill in the rest of those two panels and added matching glass in the rest of the recessed panels and backs of the bookcases. The shelves of the book cases were removed and replaced by glass shelves. These shelves now hold a Lalique glass collection. The ceiling fixture was designed for the room by a San Francisco Bay Area artist. The windows were leaded glass and didn't relate to the Art Deco theme, but they were appropriate for the Tudor exterior. So, I added new, removable, etched glass panels on the room side to cover the leaded glass. These four new panels were designed by a local glass artist and depict people at a cocktail party from the period. These new windows are the stars of the room.