Interior designer Stephanie Parisi , founder and director of the Stephanie Parisi studio, had just returned to California after a vacation in Italy, specifically in Cernobbio, at the postponed Villa d’Este on Lake Como , when she received a call from new clients . The couple, Scott and Arlene Jones, had contacted her after seeing her hotel in La Jolla, California: the Hotel Parisi. Clients were intrigued by the eclectic blend of architecture, contemporary art and sophisticated furniture, key elements of Stephanie Parisi’s design. «We discussed a lot, what emerged was the discovery of the customers’ love for the Italian style and above all the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the Lake Como , their desire was to bring some of these experiences and fascinations to their beach home in La Jolla. These words, of course, were immediately music to my ears, as I had just returned from this wonderful place that I love so much, it was a beautiful start to the project!
The goal for this house was to bring a balance between classic and contemporary , balancing the past with the present and the clients’ divergent aesthetic tastes in a cohesive design. My creative process includes an emotional component. It is about studying the space and creating a sensory relationship with those who live in it. My job as a designer is to connect with clients’ memories and feelings and weave them into the home. This makes each residence unique and personalized, in this case, we wanted a sensual home, which includes a continuous sensation of visual discovery and what I call “a soft surprise of contrasting elements”, to give a trendy yet elegant look, continues the designer.