His first foray into home rehabbing involved gutting and re-envisioning a 1920’s residence in Beverly Grove. Once on the market, that home received multiple offers and sold within a week. With his latest real estate investment, 8671 Clifton, Saghian has a bold new concept: His goal is to sell the Beverly Hills home, then stay on as the interior designer, working every step of the way with the new owners to create a truly customized dream home.
Created by husband and wife duo Natalie & Caleb Ebel, Backdrop is The New Way to Paint. The company has transformed the whole process of painting from start to finish – from curating the perfect color palette to sourcing the highest quality supplies. Backdrop offers premium, Green Wise certified, and low-VOC paints that come in beautifully redesigned, award-winning paint cans, 12×12’’ removable adhesive samples, the highest quality supplies, and a perfectly curated palette of 75+ colors – all quickly delivered to your door. Since its launch in November 2018, each Backdrop sale has contributed to the International Rescue Committee, which helps displaced families in some of the most challenging places in the world, and in 2020 Backdrop became the first Climate Neutral certified paint company.
In 2021, Backdrop was acquired by renowned luxury design house F. Schumacher & Co (FSCO) and joined the company’s stable of global design brands, which includes Schumacher, the legendary textile and wallpaper brand founded in 1889; Patterson Flynn Martin, the luxury rug and carpet brand; and Frederic, Learn more at www.backdrophome.com and @backdrop.
My current favorites are the Sare Floor Lamp and the upcoming MetLife table. My favorite interior design project was a residential home in Bebek, Istanbul. I designed it during covid, and despite the dreary circumstances, I felt proud to create designs that reflect a more positive and fun world. That project makes me happy every time I see the images.
For luxury lighting producer Mavisten Edition, it’s all about the light. Executive Editor Julie A. Palm talks with co-founder Michael Almodova about his passion for home furnishings design, invention.
Influenced by architects and artists of the 1970s, the Spring 2023 Collection includes an
assortment of furniture, upholstered sofas and chairs, dining and bedside tables, credenzas,
lighting and more. Modernized for the upscale American market today, the collection features an
overstuffed puffer, rounded velvet sofa, concrete nesting tables in organic shapes and several
chairs including a belted, leather slingseat dining chair. Polished concrete, walnut, velvet, soft
leather and linen are some of the materials in application.