Oil tycoon Edward Doheny built the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills in 1927 to make a grand statement. Less than 40 years later, his elegant mansion with its formal gardens and European sensibility became a public space, purchased by the City of Beverly Hills as a public park and event destination.
Interior design firm L’Esperance Design, West Hollywood, Calif., also made a grand statement in the mansion’s Grand Entry, as part of the Design House International showcase in November. L’Esperance designed wall coverings that accurately reproduced the look of walls in an 18th century Italian estate. Working with Sawgrass Industrial, a Charleston, S.C., company with expertise in digital, wide-format printing, the design firm covered more than 850 square feet of the Grand Entry’s wall space with Italian flair.
Sawgrass digitally printed the design using its Sawgrass M-XTR™ pigment inks and specialty finished fabrics. “Accurate color and superb quality and detail were critical to achieve the required three-dimensional effect and remain true to the original wall covering found in the Berroni estate,” says Daelen Cory, L’Esperance Design. Sawgrass specialty inks print rich, high-density color on linen, silk, nonwovens, cotton, polyester and cotton-poly blends.