By Dan Walton
An Invermere interior designer has accepted her invitation to a film industry event most viewers can only experience through their television screen.
Interiors owner Pam Nairn and her husband John will be taking their
orchestra seats at The Oscars on Sunday, February 24th, after being invited as guests of a new film museum being established in Hollywood. Pams interior design experience led to her being involved in decorating the new facility.
Its 100,00 square feet, and theyre turning it into a state-of-the-art museum of motion pictures,and theyve asked me to work on it, Mrs. Nairn told The Pioneer.
The museum will be inside a heritage building in Hollywood, where Nairns expertise will aid in restoring the
building, though she admits to some
uncertainty about the German architects overall plan for the building.
Having learned the business by work experience, Nairn says her services began
after she attracted attention while
operating a small fabric store.
People would come through the store and asked me to do their home they loved everything in the store. So I started that way, she said. It was only a matter of time before clients requested her service out of the valley.
Working near the Alberta border, Mrs. Nairn often finds herself traveling to Calgary for long-term projects. Her business has taken her to Vancouver, and as far away as Palm Springs, California and Phoenix, Arizona.
Within the Columbia Valley, she has worked on many private residences in
Invermere and Panorama, and the
Panache Interiors building stands out in Invermere as a vibrant red building near James Chabot Provincial Park. Mrs. Nairns
services are most sought after for her
speciality French and European designs.
I work with European furnitures and fabrics; I import everything myself.
Log cabin-style designs are also
commonly requested, but regardless of the clients vision, Mrs. Nairn enjoys challenging herself with new and unfamiliar designs. Along with her Hollywod
project, she will be keeping busy this year with interior design in the Calgary area.