Dining Room - The Last Emperor
Designer Statement: “Several years ago, I set out on a trip to China to study Feng Shui, which instilled in me a profound fascination with Chinese history and culture. Just having completed the design for a project in Shanghai, along with entertaining the recurring fantasy of creating a room in all red, forged the choice of our inspirational film, The Last Emperor. The motif is the Forbidden City, and the imperial color Red as the protagonist, used almost to excess, in a juxtaposition of textures meant to evoke the grandeur of the Chinese court. The intention was to create a distilled, pared down interpretation—an homage to a bygone era.
Bio: Fanny Haim & Associates specializes in high-end interiors for upscale residential clients worldwide. Ms. Haim, ASID, IDG, was educated in Fine Arts at the University of Los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia, in 1971, and at the University of Miami, in 1972. She apprenticed with David Mansur from 1972-1976, and her work has been exhibited in major galleries and museums in Colombia and Washington, D.C. Among many distinctions, her work was selected as the most notable in the II Biennale of Arts in Chile. Ms. Haim is a registered Interior Designer, whose artistic expertise has been successfully applied into award winning interior designs.
Her design work has been featured in many publications, including Florida Design, Florida Architecture, Florida Home & Garden and Veranda, as well as Casa & Estilo Internacional, Archi-tectural Digest en Espanol and Vanidades; and she has appeared in national television on HGTV and Interiors by Design.
Fanny Haim & Associates has received numerous first-place awards from the Interior Design Guild of South Florida. She was awarded eight First Place “Designer of the Year Award” for Residential Design Unlimited. She is the recipient of the “Design Excellence Award” for Residential, Hospitality, Contemporary and Showhouse consecutively from 2004 through 2009. The Palm Beach award for “Best Overall Residential Design” was presented to Ms. Haim by the Design Center of the Americans and Interior Design Guild jointly. She also shared in an unprecedented ten “Designer of the Year” awards.
The firm was recently honored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as a finalist in last year’s annual South Florida Good to Great Competition, which honors companies based in South Florida.
The overall company culture fosters creativity, teamwork and emphasis on the client. The source of inspiration is the client.
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