Cinematic Settings

The silver-screen palette of Susan Bowcott and Ryan Niro’s condo creates a home setting so elegant we thought it should be in pictures.

Styling by Susan Meingast; Assistant Styling by Terri Belley and Shauna Rudd

The mise en scne

Susan is head-to-toe glamour. Ryan radiates Rat Pack-era magnetism. Together, they’ve bedecked their home with shades of black, white and silver to create a classic look that shines as brightly as they do. A wine representative with David Herman & Son Ltd., Susan uncorked a Bodegas Escorihuela 1884 Limited Production Malbec (2008) from the Mendoza region. It graces a sparkling French nickel coffee table and serving tray. A brushed-silver log stool stands in as a side table and brings the outside indoors with a sophisticated twist of glitz.

The setting

The dining room takes its cue from a single source of inspiration – the stunning light fixture. But their magnificent mirror competes for top billing. The black vertical lines of the fixture are emulated in the pattern on the placemats and in the coiled strands of the metallic glass-beaded napkin rings. The tapered shape of the fixture is reflected in a trio of candlesticks. The dinnerware is layered with silver chargers, black and white Murano glass plates and pewter napkins. Dark smoky water glasses complete the ensemble. Underfoot is a soft cowhide rug that further adds a sense of luxury and highlights the cream and white table accents including tiny starfish. These are a decorative homage to Ryan’s family vacations at Waikiki Beach while growing up – a tradition the couple happily continues.

The supporting accents

This contemporary bookshelf is the perfect host for an eclectic mlange of Susan’s chic adornments and Ryan’s beach-themed mementos. Stylish, scented Herv Gambs topiaries and mercury glass wine sphere vases mingle with a nickel clamshell bowl, a seashell objet d’art, a silver sandal souvenir, and a photo of the couple from a recent Hawaii trip.

The Source

Home decor from Inspired Home Interiors (Studio C, 11807 105 Ave., 780-482-6040)

Argentia Milk cowhide rug in dining room ($3,135)

Settings from Crate & Barrel (Southgate Centre, 780-436-1454)

Fog Double 12-ounce water glasses ($4.95 each)

Vineyard Cabernet wine glasses pictured in living room ($14.95 each)

Arden candlesticks (small, $49.95; medium, $59.95; large, $69.95 each)

Astor silver placemats ($5.95 each)

Stainless steel chargers ($16.95 each or 4/$59.95)

Black Murano glass dinner plates ($15.95 each)

Cream Murano glass salad plates ($14.95 each)

Pewter cotton napkins ($4.95 each)

Ravi silver napkin rings ($4.95 each)

Home decor from Chintz & Company (10502 105 Ave., 780-428-8181)

French nickel coffee table ($1,498)

Longham nickel serving tray in living room ($249)

Silver log stool /side table ($329)

Silver cushions with weave pattern ($45 each)

Grey and silver brocade cushions ($39.98 each)

Silver deco mirror in dining room ($298)

White shell starfish on dining table ($22.98/pkg. of 16)

Herv Gambs aroma topiaries on bookshelf ($209)

Mercury glass wine sphere vases (12-inch, $112; 15-inch, $159)

Natural whelk shell ball ($49.98)

Nickel clamshell bowl ($100)

Hammered aluminum ice bucket ($54.98)

Aluminum trays with leaf motif (set of 2; $64.98)

Vivid Concepts Lighting + Design (11807B 105 Ave., 780-488-0797)

Hydrox ET2 contemporary light pendant  in dining room ($595)

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