As principal of FLO Design Studio, Megan Tagliaferri has never shied away from mixing two seemingly incompatible spheres of influence—Las Vegas Strip and Portland, Oregon—in her hospitality designs. The characteristic blend of flash and bohemia has worked, earning her major clients, from MGM Grand to Hard Rock Café.
Meghan Tagliaferri's home in Long Beach, California. Photography by Laure Joliet.
Tagliaferri makes her home off the Belmont Shore in Long Beach, California—a beach house she describes as "more eclectic in nature than the traditional Cape Cod architecture [would suggest]."
Her dining room underscores that point. There, the Vegas-loving designer has embraced bold pattern, covering every surface with a different textured material. From top to bottom, Tagliaferri explains, "We designed the dining room with earthy wood tones, Élitis wall coverings and soft draperies to create a womb-like dining experience."
Into this warm, wood-paneled envelope, Warren Platner’s brand of lush modernism lent the room the perfect anchor. “The focal point of the room is the collection of Platner Arm Chairs, with their graceful and gentle lines," Tagliaferri told Knoll Inspiration. We chose to upholster the chairs in KnollTextiles’ lush Mohair fabric.” As the mother of two, Tagliaferri judged it “a timeless texture for future generations.”
Design: FLO Design, Meghan Tagliaferri
Photography: Laure Joliet