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Urbanize LA — 9001 Santa Monica Boulevard


In West Hollywood, a luxury rental development at 9001 Santa Monica Boulevard is being constructed. The five-story building will feature 46 residential units above 10,000 square feet of ground-floor shops and restaurants and a semi-subterranean parking garage. Steinberg Hart, WORKPLAYS Studio, and Colacion Studio have been…

Transcending Luxury – Volume 1


“With a career of almost three decades, Yvonne Colacion has used her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Architecture to the fullest. Her own firm based in Southern California has allowed for Yvonne to design a wide variety of project types which has given her the opportunity to be evolutionary in her approach to projects, such as private jets…

Dering Hall — About Colacion Studio

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Colacion Studio is an award winning international interior design firm based in Southern California. Yvonne Colacion, a designer with over twenty-five years of experience in the detailed art of design and architecture, has quickly become recognized as a premiere interior designer. Her firm provides personalized services to the residential and…

Angeleno, January 2015 — The Best of the City

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Best of the City — Top Five: 2015 Furniture Lines by L.A. Interior Designers.

“Known for designing luxury yachts as well as residences, Yvonne Colacion will…

Refit 2014 — M / Y 360°

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There are a lot of ways you could interpret the name of this yacht, but perhaps the most appropriate is the turnaround in her appearance, not once, but twice.

She was the first project built by International Shipyards Ancona (ISA), which was co-founded in 2001 by Marcello Maggi with the express

Objekt International, 10/01/13 — Art Deco in Messilah Kuwait

Cover of Objekt International October 2013

“The objective was to revive the glamour of the twenties and thirties in an interior dominated by opulence.”

It is an ode to the Art Deco style, designed by Yvonne Colacion, to be found in Messilah, Kuwait. An interior studded with classical Art Deco icons and furniture produced in collaboration with such world-renowned

Luxe. Fall 2013 — Designer Profile: Colacion Studio

Cover of Luxe. Interiors and Design, Fall 2013

“I have developed trusted relationships with my clients and vendors all over the world. I cherish these relationships because they allow me to create unique spaces that reflect an eclectic mix of the best.”

Thought-based and purpose-driven, the work of internationally acclaimed designer Yvonne Colacion is a…

Modern Luxury Interiors California, Fall 2013 — M / Y 360°

Modern Luxury Interiors California Fall 2013

“The sequence of spaces in a superyacht is naturally much smaller than that of a home,” says Principal Yvonne Colacion. “This is careful choreography, with a strong initial impact followed by luscious details.”

What do you do after creating ultraluxe interiors from California to Kuwait?…, 8/01/2013 — M / Y 360°

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The grand exteriors of the luxury yachts that ply the Mediterranean are awe-inducing, but their interiors get far less attention. That could change, thanks to the M/Y 360°, a newly designed, $21 million, 155-foot super yacht based in Cap d’Ail, France. Owner Al Njaeb Pty Ltd., a holding company in the British Virgin Islands, had a budget of…

DuJour Magazine, July 2013 — M / Y 360°

Cover of DuJour Magazine, July 2013

Yvonne Colacion has spent her career designing the corporate offices of some of L.A.’s biggest business moguls, but her focus has shifted in a sort of work-hard-play-hard fashion. Lately, the interior designer has taken on projects involving these executives’ homes and special retreats—like luxury charter yachts. “Early in my career I had the…

Interior Design, Best of Residential 2013 ­— Elegant Deco Villa

Cover of Interior Design, Best of Residential 2013 Magazine

If you normally equate traditional with stuffy, throw open the windows and take a breath of fresh air.

The 1920s and ’30s were a period of metamorphosis for Kuwait: Borders were set, a Municipal Council was formed, and oil was discovered. What better time to look to—especially given the contemporaneous Art Deco

Interior Design, Best of Residential 2013 — M / Y 360°

Cover of Interior Design, Best of Residential 2013 Magazine

High design comes to the high seas via the M/Y 360° luxury superyacht. Built in 2003 by renowned Italian shipyard ISA, the yacht was recently given a stately makeover by Yvonne Colacion. When the new owner approached the designer, the vessel was in dire need of an overhaul, despite coveted features like twin sweeping staircases, a clean-lined…

Los Angeles Business Journal, June 24-30, 2013 — Full Houses

Cover of Los Angeles Business Journal, June 2013

Bowling alleys. Movie theaters. Italianate spas. Shooting ranges. Pyrotechnically enhanced dance floors.  These might sound like attractions at a Las Vegas casino, but in L.A.’s ultraluxury home market, they are becoming built-in necessities. “The hot button in the high-end market is having something nobody else has,” said Lauren Forbes

Interior Design — Best Of Office 2012

Interior Design, Best of Office Cover

Call it a tale of two businesses: A Kuwait-based real estate developer initiated an ambitious headquarters project under the leadership of Yvonne Colacion, then a vice president at RTKL International. When the designer’s corporate interiors division at RTKL Los Angeles fell prey to the economic downturn, the client was loathe to let her get

Connaissance Des Arts Magazine, 10/01/2012 — Ateliers Charles Jouffre

Connaissance Des Arts Magazine 2012

Colacion Studio was featured in Connaissance Des Arts Magazine “La passion d’un metier, Ateliers Charles Jouffre, tapissier”.

Commercial Design Trends, Vol. 28, No. 8 — Tamdeen Group

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First impressions count – especially for a company that develops high-end retail malls and holds a luxury brand franchise.

For Tamdeen Group in Kuwait City, the move to a new corporate headquarters provided the ideal opportunity to reinforce its brand and mission statement, and cement its position as prestigious international real estate…

Office Insight, 08/13/2012 — Shaw Contract Announces “Design Is” Winners

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The Shaw Contract Group “Design Is…” award are changing the idea of what design is. The winning projects are selected from commercial spaces around the globe as illustrations of how design is lives. All in all, we have an awards program the presentation of which begins to do justice to the effort and achievement of the winning projects and, 4/1/2012 — Yvonne Colacion logo

INTERNATIONAL EVOLUTION: YVONNE COLACION GOES GLOBAL…AGAIN! — Southern California-based designer Yvonne Colacion is such a globetrotter nowadays, that when she lands somewhere, it becomes an opportunity to hear from the lady herself. This Thursday, May 3, 2012, Colacion is a keynote speaker (along with Kirk Nix of KNA Design) at the program…

Commercial Interior Design, 01/01/2012 — Tamdeen Group

Commercial Interior Design 2012

Tamdeen Group is one of Kuwait’s most significant companies in the real estate and project development industry. Founded in 1982 under the name Tamdeen Real Estate, its business includes developing shopping centres with leisure and entertainment areas and its projects combine traditional design with

Interior Design, 12/1/2011 — Best of Year, 2011

Interior Design 2011, Best of Year

Colacion Studio and SSH International – Project: Tamdeen Group, Kuwait
Standout: The reception atrium’s two levels are visually unified by stacked plant walls and a screen of honeycomb aluminum in a traditional Islamic pattern.

Middle East Interiors, 11/1/2011 — Tamdeen Group

Middle East Interiors Cover, 2011

The new 55,000 square foot corporate office space for the Tamdeen Group, was initiated in concept to support an international real estate development company headquartered in Kuwait, with strong development ties to major commercial development properties throughout the Middle East. This corporate headquarters project was initiated under the… — Colacion Studio logo

Yvonne Colacion is noted for creating thoughtful, distinguished spaces throughout the world. Her passion is to continually explore unique design solutions related to the ever-evolving lifestyles of her clients, and to create environments that enhance both the user and guest experience…

Riviera Magazine, 11/1/2011 — Glow Skin Care

Riviera Magazine 2011

Ginger Leibfreid stumbled upon her new digs quite by accident. The licensed esthetician had been shopping at Lu Lu when she wandered out the back door and into a guest cottage that was filled with sale racks. She thought it would make a great boutique for her business and soon ended up renting the space. She now operates Glow Skin Care from…

Interior Design, 1/1/2011 — Tamdeen Group

Interior Design Cover, 2011

Until 2007, Yvonne Colacion had never set foot in Kuwait. Or any Arab country for that matter. The next three years, however, saw her shuttling between her home base in Los Angeles and the outskirts of Kuwait’s capital almost 25 times to design a headquarters for the Tamdeen Group, arguably the country’s largest real-estate developer.… — Tamdeen Group

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The new 55,000 square foot corporate office space for the Tamdeen Group, was initiated in concept to support an international real estate development company headquartered in Kuwait, with strong development ties to major commercial development properties throughout the Middle East.…

The Editor at — Luxury By Land And By Sea


Celebrated architecture author and writer Michael Webb will moderate a panel of the industry’s premier luxury hospitality designers and developers on the future of interior design, for some of the world’s finest hotels, elegant resorts, coveted retreats and super yachts.

Panelists include Yvonne Colacion of award-winning Colacion Studio — Tamdeen Group logo

Tamdeen Group’s new 55,000 square foot corporate headquarters was initiated under the aegis of architectural firm RTKL International. However, due to the global recession, RTKL’s Corporate Interiors Group in Los Angeles and Chicago were dissolved. It was then decided that Yvonne Colacion would continue to lead the project through completion, 4/7/08 — Coping With a Windowless Workplace logo

A corner office, with sprawling views through crystal-clear windows, is still one of the ultimate status symbols at work.

But what if you work somewhere that doesn’t have any windows? You might think it’s like a scene out of Office Space, but it all depends on how your workplace is designed. Just because there isn’t natural light doesn’t…

Interior Design, 1/1/2008 — RTKL

Interior Design 2008 Cover

It would clearly take some very enticing bait to hire Yvonne Colacion away from Gensler, her professional home of 11 years. What lure did RTKL Associates offer? To be the senior design director of a start-up interiors department and to debut with a renovation of the firm’s own studio in

IIda Reveal, Spring 2007 — Jones-Day

IIda Reveal, Spring 2007 Cover

A visitor entering the 50th floor reception area of this international law firm would be struck by the dramatic 150 foot long faceted feature wall of Sapeli Pomele, a two story conference center, and a 5 x 15 foot floating sculpture composed of hundred of small rice paper kites. These six floors were designed, not only to impress clients, but

Interior Design, November 2005 — Saban

Interior Design, November 2005

YOUR TYPICAL BOUTIQUE INVESTMENT-CAPITAL FIRM might well be outfitted in satin-finished aluminum, sandblasted glass, and waxed concrete. But Haim Saban, a Los Angeles entrepreneur who sold his Mighty Morphin Power Rangers empire in 2001, prefers quiet detail to financial frisson. So senior associate Yvonne Colacion set out to humanize

Interior Design, 05/1/2004 — Neocon West Installation

Interior Design Magazine Cover, 2004

It sounds like a Designer’s nightmare: a bland 600-square-foot box, a slim $25-per-square-foot budget, and a grueling two-week build-out. But anyone looking for proof that brilliant ideas often spring from strict limitations should check out the results of “West Edge: Spaces of Unlimited Creativity” a NeoCon West exhibition and competition

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