Above the Beach in Bucerias, MX
The luxury oceanfront boutique condominium, Mar Azul, represents a collection of only 23 exclusive beachside residences in Bucerias, MX. Displaying incredible versatility in designing the penthouse unit, RavenThorn offers a dichotomy of styles, one inspired by a festive, but ultimately sophisticated, beach vibe and the other imbued with an urban elegance without compromise.
The combination of sophisticated elegance and eclecticism is at the heart of every RavenThorn design. This extraordinary penthouse in the Mar Azul tower, conceived by Four Seasons Punta Mita architect Ramiro Cortes, embraces the indigenous, culturally-inspired warm color palette of Mexico, translated to international levels of luxury. The space is flanked by unique, one-of-kind wall elements created by a pair of Colombian artists — a whimsical mirror from Chris Wolston and a biophilic, plant-based sculpture by Alejandra Aristizabal. Ultimate tropical comfort melds with cosmopolitan flare.
For discerning homeowners yearning an exquisite level of urban refinement in their Banderas Bay residence, RavenThorn offers the pinnacle in cultivated sumptuousness in a posh oceanfront setting. Gallery-curated rarities married with upholstered furnishings swathed in Fortuny fabric elevate this luxuriously cultivated space for even the most savvy international client. Luxury without compromise!
Extraordinary Exotic Elegance in Punta de Mita
RavenThorn brings to the exclusive community of Punta de Mita, MX two extraordinary interior design interpretations for a magnificent ocean front estate.
Set beneath a sparkling palm frond chandelier, a luxuriously captivating beachside sitting room unfolds to embrace the land, sea and sky. The opulent setting uniquely captures RavenThorn’s signature sophisticated elegance with a thoughtful synthesis of stylish furnishings, sumptuous fabrics, and fascinating objects. The firm’s trademark “sunken” bar sets a refined tone.
At once fascinating, exotic, and seductive, this visionary concept embraces a design ethos that effortlessly blurs the line between furniture and art. Furnishings in this seaside space are meant to be provocative to allow for endless opportunities for curious exploration, and to encourage discussion, critique, and, ultimately, enjoyment. This exceptional assemblage of rarities is unparalleled in Punta de Mita.
Luxury Leisure Living in Puerto Vallarta
Welcome to the ultimate in sophisticated elegance in Puerto Vallarta, MX. RavenThorn has transformed this ocean facing condominium in the Zona Romantica into an extremely chic living salon.
From a practical standpoint, this design considered the impact of afternoon trade winds, and selected furnishings, objects and lighting that were unaffected by the breeze. A pair of shimmering ceiling domes add architectural interest and a glittering lighting effect. A trademark of every RavenThorn design is the thoughtful, and almost effortless, melding of contemporary furnishings with period, vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces.
While this Puerto Vallarta, MX oceanfront condominium boasts incomparable daytime vistas across the Pacific, it is equally enchanting after dark. The carefully-chosen lighting features create an exquisitely moody and cosseting setting. The room beautifully frames the glittering lights of Vallarta offering the perfect backdrop for a glamorous cocktail party or a relaxed evening respite.
Posh Cosmopolitan Parlor in Redding, CA
RavenThorn reimagined the standard square “4 walls and a door” living area in a new development home in Redding, CA into an immensely posh, cosmopolitan parlor.
The client insisted on a living space that would rival any tony, upper east side Manhattan apartment. With direct access to the pool and gardens via iron french doors, this space embraces the Mediterranean lifestyle with sumptuous surroundings that flow easily from inside to outside. The backdrop for this room is enveloping — a lacquered aubergine wall treatment, an important Murano chandelier acting as a focal point, and painted wood floors in a chevron pattern are soft on bare feet. Every furnishing, fabric, light fixture, and object in this space is unique, creating unending visual interest and enjoyment. Always bespoke and with a sense of place, RavenThorn specified an unusual, cantilevered, hand-carved bronze sofa end table named “Shasta” to reflect the owner’s view of Mount Shasta.
After sundown, this parlor becomes a magical jewel box, embodying RavenThorn’s restrained elegance. Impactful bronze sculptures and carefully chosen artwork offer enduring wonderment and curiosity. The eye-catching “Confusion” hide rug by Kyle Bunting juxtaposes effortlessly with the classic Brunschwig & Fils toile fabric on the contemporary wingback lounge chair. Total tranquility awaits.
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