Egyptian-themed media room recognized with design excellence award
Jane Page Design Group has been recognized by Residential Design + Build magazine's Design Excellence Awards. The results, which were presented in the July/August 2011 issue, revealed that the Houston-based firm won in two categories: Custom Home (6,000 to 6,999 square-foot) and Media Room.
The 6,500-sq.-ft. residence in Kingwood might pass for a scene in a glossy magazine advertisement. The home design, entitled "A Gracious Estate," is a gilded fusion of Greek, English and French architecture styles, injected with "Southern charm."
The media room caught our eye. It's difficult to overlook because, well, it's Egyptian-themed. Hieroglyphic murals line the walls and a giant scarab clings to the ceiling.
But it was the 400-sq.-ft. media room in a Montgomery, Texas home that caught our eye. It's difficult to overlook because, well, it's Egyptian-themed. Hieroglyphic murals line the walls, the floor is a deep blue carpet patterned with ancient Egyptian symbols, and golden sphinx statuettes flank the movie screen. A gigantic scarab, carved out of Styrofoam, clings to the ceiling.
Designers Jane Page Crump, ASID, and Christy Davis, ASID Allied, ran into a few difficulties while completing the latter project, which is entitled "Watch Like An Egyptian." One being that "the client never provided a budget; products and procedures were approved one stage at a time." It seems that the designers handled the project creatively, despite these constraints.
"We are honored to receive recognition for our outstanding projects," Jane Page Crump said in a statement. "Our firm is committed to designing the best quality homes while teaming with quality architects and builders."
Would you like to watch a movie in this media room? Or would you be scared of a falling scarab?