A member and former VP of the Interior Design Society, Sophie has been lending her intuitive style of interior design of Sherwood’s most exclusive homes since 1999. Her passion and experience have put her in the vanguard of her field. With clients and projects as diverse as her designs, Sophie is able to cater to the exact requirements of each client by cultivating excellent communication with architects and contractors through every stage of the project. Her innovative designs have transformed style and product lines at Sherwood. Sophie designed and staged several homes one of which was showcased in the Wellness Christmas Tour in Westlake Village.
Sophie holds a BA in Criminology, and earned a Certificate in Interior Design. She is a Professional IDS member, and taught Interior Design at LTU University.
When she’s not proffering her talents to Sherwood, Sophie enjoys playing piano, listening to classical music (her favorites are Chopin and Schubert), painting, cooking, reading and European travel.
The Design is led by the critically acclaimed, charismatic interior designer, Sophie Idan. Sophie has overseen the design of every estate in Sherwood.
Sophie’s modest Design Studio is across from the development team’s offices. On the inside looks like you would imagine—samples everywhere, endless bookshelves of design catalogs, and a desk stacked with the latest contemporary, modern and retrofit design publications.
The T.V. would lead you to believe that an “interior designer for the stars”, behind the Gates of a “World Renown Country Club”, would have to be “shuffled around from mansion to mansion, cradling a Yorkshire Terrier in a stretch limousine. Most would also believe that an interior designer only needs to be an expert in the Pantone Matching System and general beautification of interiors and facades. Sophie does all this—but without the Yorkshire Terrier and limousine.
Her designs range from highly detailed embossments, contemporary straight lines, to angular wood carvings. All, by way of carefully arranged color palettes, hand crafted tile, individually selected raw slabs of granite, artisan crafted marble mosaics, ceiling medallions as part of the finish carpentry, floor medallions as part of stone design and wrought iron details on stairs and doors, to name a few. She transforms interior and exterior from the “rugged wooden-frame” to an estate that might well be featured on a cover of Architectural Digest.
As with the T.V., the impression might also be that Sophie’s designs don’t come into play until the end of the cycle——”to add finishing touches”. But in fact, she is involved from the very earliest stages. All the way from where Tom lays the acetate on the blueprint.
Along with the layout and careful selection of materials, she is also responsible for the selection of subcontractors and their bidding in order to fulfill her vision of craftsmanship.
She also has a large role in the structure’s frame. As an example, she is integral to an “electrical walk-through” due to the architectural space from which the conceptual plans and the architectural plans were rendered. Spatial relationships.
Given the he land’s sureal views and Sherwood’s uniquely crafted homes, Sophie’s role is far more than what might seem that of an “interior designer”.
At Sherwood, every home is unique. It is part of the product development plan to not only appeal to the buyers’ tastes but to also promote each home’s exclusivity amongst the current homeowners. The homes must stand the test of time – both figuratively and literally—and exude modern day elegance… with style.