Boris Eckey's Design Portfolio
A native of Hamburg, Germany, Boris's European background informs his luxurious yet comfortable design style.
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November 25, 2014
Interior designer Boris expanded a small, cramped dining room by merging it with a run-down addition on the back of the house. At the time, the addition had no insulation and unlevel flooring and roofing. A major overhaul on HGTV's Room Crashers joined the two spaces together to create one large dining space that can be used for entertaining up to 10 people.
A Slice of Tuscany
Boris and his team gave the new dining room a brand-new roof, matching floors and beams, an eight-foot sliding-glass door and archways to create the look of an Italian oasis.
Wine and Dine
To spice up the decor, Boris used a faux trellis paint pattern on one wall, hung custom artwork, and added a classic extension dining table and unconventional seating, like bright yellow director's chairs. Now this Tuscan-style dining room feels like it's been part of the house forever.
Garage Turned Lounge
For an episode of HGTV's Room Crashers, Boris transformed a detached garage into an entertainment lounge with seating to accommodate more than 20 people. He used heavy-duty carpet tiles, a unique paint treatment and custom built-ins to make the space feel warm and inviting.
Relaxing in Style
In this garage-turned-media-lounge, Boris centered a 70-inch LED TV above a 20-foot mantel with hidden storage. A custom dog bed for the homeowners' Great Dane is flanked by clean-burning, freestanding fireplaces.
Within the same space, Boris added a horseshoe bar with Silestone countertops, a wine wall and dual refrigerators to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor party space.
Cozy Loft Living
From floor to ceiling, Boris also designed all the details in his Los Angeles loft. His spacious living room features a neutral color palette ranging from beiges to camel and browns with green and gold accents.
Seating for Two
A comfortable seating area in Boris's living room features custom leather lounge chairs and a side table with a drink tray that's perfect for two cocktails.
Boris's master bedroom retreat features that same neutral color palette pulled in from the living room. To hone in on his design aesthetic, comfortable luxury, he combines eclectic pieces that he's collected during his world travels.
To create this simple and colorful living space, Boris found inspiration in the printed fabric of the chairs and pillows. The pattern represents a contemporary interpretation of a kimono fabric, inspiring all the color selections of the room.
The impressive centerpiece of the room is made up of four rectangular glass coffee tables.
In this traditional and elegant entryway, Boris designed a large stone mosaic which stands out below the chandelier.
In the adjacent living area, Boris added custom draperies that combine sheer and embroidered silk. All the other details, such as the wood wall paneling, stone mosaic and neutral paint hues, all highlight the architectural features of the space.