HGTV SPOTLIGHTS REMARKABLE PLACES + NIMBALI DESIGN'S BALINESE-INSPIRED HOME, FEATURING 'LABRADORITE' ART BY CHRISTINA TWOMEY ART + DESIGN
We are so excited to share our good friends, clients and creative partners, Alex Nimier @antixofficial and Angelique Velez @angeliquevelez were just featured by HGTV for their Balinese-inspired oasis they personally designed + developed through their business, Nimbali Design - www.NimbaliDesign.com. We're also thrilled our resin artwork, 'LABRADORITE' was featured in the HGTV article, as showcased in their gorgeous living area.
Their Encino, California dream home is available for rent via Airbnb: https://abnb.me/9eJEQc8dxfb
Check Out the HGTV Article: https://hwww.hgtv.com/design/home-tours/this-bali-style-la-villa-is-a-tropical-escape-pictures
This Exotic Los Angeles Villa Feels Like a Tropical Escape
A passionate traveler and founder of Remarkable Places (a travel agency that develops personalized digital itineraries for its clients) Angelique Velez (above) had a distinct international theme in mind when she purchased her home. Technically the midcentury property was in Encino, California — but she and her partner, musician and writer Alexander Nimier, decided to reimagine it as a Balinese paradise.
“The vision had always been to create a home that was heavily influenced by travels in Bali, so we imported materials, furniture and home decor from Bali to Los Angeles,” Angelique says. “When the pandemic hit and my work came to a complete stop — thankfully we had received our shipment just in time — I had a lot of time on my hands to focus on turning our fixer-upper into a dream home.”
Angelique hit the ground running. “I’ve been going to Bali since 2013, so I’m very familiar with the layout of the land and what each village and region is known for,” she explains. “Some villages are known for their art, some for their woodwork, some for stonework, etc.” She also knew just how to combine her finds to create dazzling tableaus that would be useful in her work. “My background is in the social media space, working with influencers on branded campaigns where content is a huge focus. I have a good idea of what makes for a great photo; something that people would post, and which would grab attention.”
Since November 2020, Angelique and Alex have made this stunning property available as a guest villa — and their business venture, Nimbali Design, offers bespoke versions of some of the pieces they initially created for themselves. “The response has been pretty overwhelming,” Angelique says. Act fast if you want to claim one of their rare vacancies — and read on to learn how to cultivate paradise wherever you are.
It’s far simpler to talk about what Angelique didn’t change than it would be to enumerate every upgrade she and Alex made to their home. “Honestly, the entire house was transformed,” she says. Structural beams opened up the living space, a skylight and atrium replaced an old fireplace, the galley kitchen disappeared, a luxurious master suite added a new wing to the building, a handsome deck and bamboo fencing sprouted in the back yard … you get the idea. “There is quite literally not one single wall we did not touch. Seeing the villa now compared to when we originally bought it is really fun!”