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A magnificent 12Ft H X 6 FT W X 2 FT D FIREPLACE and TV Console encrusted with Sea Shells and Corals including the Client's monogram.

This installation was a custom order from the CEO of STRATICON Ltd -Builders of Boutique Hotels.

The commission came via Interior Designer Carlos T Andarsingh of CHAMBRAY AVENUE Designs and the DCOTA, Ft Lauderdale.

Winsome Bolt of WINSOME DESIGNS was my most efficient , eagle-eyed technical assistant .

This was the Client's residence and showplace for all the Architectural Designer features offered by his Company STRATICON to their potential Clients. Every feature was specially executed by ARTISANS from the far corners of the USA.

A Dream commission for any Designer....the client showed me a photo of an outdoor Grotto, then gave me full artistic control to modify this design according to the size and shape of the Fireplace, TV console and proposed budget. .....SWEET!

They loved the green, blue,pink, grey and purple hues of the ABALONE SHELL as well as arches and wavy, the design process evolved from there. Winsome and I were afforded the opportunity to work closely with all the major players of the construction team since the Fireplace had to be completed before other additions could be made to the room e.g they mixed the paint for the lattice frame and fans to coordinate with the green of the Abalone shell.

As the focal point of the Installation,I used Abalone Shells, ( also known as Donkey's Ears) that come in several sizes and colors. Then I added pink & purple Barnacle Corals, blue Starfish, green, pink and purple Sea Urchins, purple and pink Clams, pink Murex, turquoise Turbos and other rare but beautiful natural-colored Shells to provide contrasts of color and texture to the sedate and calm Abalones.
Placed in an outdoor room directly overlooking the St Lucie River at Sewall Point, the naturally opalescent Abalone shells twinkle like stars in the sky at Sunrise and Sunset.....a sight to behold!!!!

Price $35,000.00 Willing to Travel worldwide to execute commissions
at an additional daily rate.

All my Shell designs are inspired by the Shell Grottoes at VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS, Miami Fl USA where I have conducted workshops making Christmas Decorations from Sea Shells.

Charles Deering's opulent Winter home VIZCAYA was formally opened on Christmas Day 1926.

Prices vary for types of Shells selected and travel expenses outside Florida.

All Challenging Commissions are very welcome indeed!


Sea Shell FIREPLACE,TV Console....inspired by VIZCAYA Museum & Gardens Grottoes

$35,000.00 USD
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  • Materials: sea shell, nature gems, grout
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