July 4th, 2008

Aint Life Grand?

A year ago at this time, and throughout last summer, our Modello team had their hands full fulfilling multiple orders for a large hospitality project. The architectural firm that was handling the design and decoration of the new Grand Del Mar resort in North San Diego chose a wide variety of Modello patterns to highlight and accentuate the Moorish theme. Besides a ceiling border that went in each of over 300 guest suites, there were many public areas, particularly ceilings, that were treated with custom-fit frames and medallions. Oh, to have a total decorative budget in the millions! I just recently had professional photographs done, and here are a select few-

The Grand Del Mar

This retail promenade is one of my favorite spaces. All the natural light really reflects on the gold leafed medallions. 

The Grand Del Mar

I LOVE the colors used in this downstairs hallway. You can see how the patterns were designed to perfectly fit and confirm to the curved ceiling spaces. 

The Grand Del Mar

This long hallway by the meeting rooms features multiple recessed ceiling spaces that are framed by a highly ornamental border. The gorgeous uplighting really serves to highlight it! 


There are also some villas (for sale) on the property that got some fabulouse coffered ceiling treatments. Here, a cast of thousands (almost) from a local decorative painting contractor, Shauna Decker, works to complete the ceiling in a very tight deadline before the grand opening. 

The Grand Del Mar

And they made it! You can see more photos here.

Final photography by Gary Conaughton.


4 Responses to “Aint Life Grand?”

  1. Susan Allemand Says:

    What a wonderful project Shauna! Beautiful Work. I Love the colors and all the different designs you incorporated throughout.

    Job well done!

  2. Stencil Helen Says:

    An absolute joy to behold. Well done all.

  3. Mona Says:

    Beautiful! and I love your banner very colorful which is something I like!

  4. Lisa Says:

    Wow, this is pretty spectacular. Beautiful browsing.