If travel is the ultimate luxury, then interior designer Chad McPhail outdid himself with his Perspective Los Angeles vignette.

Inspired by a recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey, McPhail of Chad McPhail Design in Los Angeles created a modern take on a traditional, Ottoman tent replete with intricately patterned pillows, a sofa, ornate ceramic work and sultry lighting.

“I wanted to balance the pattern and color [found in Ottoman décor] that can be overwhelming and tone it down and modernize it,” he said. “I combined more patterned and detailed fabrics and trims and mixed them with clean, simple black and white fabrics.”

Perspective Los Angeles is the second installment of a yearly design event showcasing luxurious Sunbrella® fabrics through the eyes of top interior designers.

A long sofa with soft, round-edged cushions upholstered in Taos – Snow by Kerry Joyce runs the length of the tent. McPhail lined the sofa with ample pillows, starting with the back row in the same modern neutral found on the sofa alternated with Dixie – Charcoal by Donghia.

The front row of pillows features intricate patterns and deep shades of purples, reds and blues inspired by the East: Kilimanjaro – Black Night by Holly Hunt, Niu Fret – Indigo by Beacon Hill and Armadietto – Rio by Pindler.

Embroidered bolster pillows in Atrium Bloom – Indigo and Plain Field – Cove from Robert Allen segment the sofa, inviting people to cluster in small groups.

The sleek, contemporary tent is made of Natural and Black Sunbrella Shade Collection fabrics. For the tent’s entries, McPhail chose A Fine Line – Sand Pearl by Holly Hunt, a soft, sheer fabric.

Crossing the threshold into McPhail’s vignette is like stepping into another world, a place at once exotic and comfortable, intriguing and inviting.

“Luxury is about the feel of something,” McPhail said. “It has to look and feel comfortable and be usable.”

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