Last Look With Sandra Asdourian

The award-winning interior designer details how she designed a family space using principles of biophilic design.

04/13/2020
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Sandra Asdourian

Sandra Asdourian started out as a New York City fashion model. Now an award-winning interior designer in Naples, FL, and Babylon Village, NY, Asdourian is known for clean, open, textured designs inspired by her clients’ lifestyles. She has three IDS Designer of the Year Awards.

1. The inspiration for this room was from the window views of Cold Spring Harbor with its mix of cool and warm tones. When I start designing any room, it begins with the floor plan. In this case, the room spoke to me. The dining area with its bank of windows was the perfect location for a round wood table and custom-made area rug. I wanted the texture of the upholstery and nail heads to add to the depth of the design. I selected chairs by Universal because of the curved back of the chair and their comfort. For the chandelier, which I found at Arhaus, the open cage allowed for unobstructed window views. 

2. I used the principles of biophilic design when selecting shapes and the color scheme. For the color palette, my clients wanted a peaceful family room. The wife did not like bright, bold colors. So I added a lot of texture and soft neutral colors, with the wool rugs and their braided design. Also, to layer the design with natural elements, I brought in live plants and biophilic accessories. The brass lighting adds warmth to the space.

3. The room really came alive when the accessorizing of this space was completed. In particular, bringing in the textured pillows, the open weave throw and gold leaf trays to bring that feeling of living in a calm environment. The clean, open, textured design of the room is very functional for the whole family.

Sandra Asdourian

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