Exposed Concrete

Friday, July 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Exposed concrete is a look we love.  It can be used in many different ways, but always adds industrial character to a room.  Adding an element of your design in exposed concrete goes well with a super contemporary scheme or can be mixed with different styles to create a complex look with lots of contrast.

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A solid concrete island adds a beautiful statement to this contemporary kitchen.  The contrast of the rough exposed concrete and the black lacquered range hood work together well.

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These cast concrete stairs display a unique use of the material and create an architectural art piece in a home.

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Distressed concrete tiles line the walls of this restaurant and stay true to its the funky industrial warehouse style.

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Custom dark concrete tiles line this contemporary bathroom.  The rich warm wood tones against the dark concrete give this small bathroom a sleek look.

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Exposed concrete walls and floors line this cozy living room.  The rough exposed brick and simple furnishings make it feel casual and inviting.

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Contemporary Light Installations

Friday, July 15, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

A contemporary light installation is an awesome way to make a statement in your home and give it some hospitality design style.  This stunning fixture is a piece of functional art.

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An installation of neon cord-like loops create a funky contemporary art piece on the ceiling in this space.

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Moon-like orbs appear to float over this outdoor pool, creating a stunning installation to light your night swim.  They also serve as an interesting wall sculpture during the day when they are off.

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A light-framed moss garden is a gorgeous installation in this hallway.  The light highlights the texture and shadow on the rough brick wall.

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A constellation of glass spheres hang in a circular cutout in the ceiling of this living room.  The reflection of the spheres on the glass with the surrounding view make a beautiful star-like reflection.

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The warm wood tones with built-in vertical and spherical light installations make this room look rich and inviting.

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Rose Quartz Accents

Friday, June 17, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Pantone’s color of the year, Rose Quartz, has made a big splash in the fashion industry and the interior design industry alike.  We are loving the use of this celebrated color in home accents including wall color and furniture pieces.  This warm shade of pink offers natural blush like variations that compliment many different color spectrums and give a fun, sophisticated pop.  A rose quartz subway-tiled bathroom is a funky and bold way to showcase this color!

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A softer, more subtle use of rose quartz is shown here in a luxurious channeled velvet headboard.

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A pair of grand rose-quartz color drapes anchor this living space and make it feel complete.

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A blushy rose-quartz colored door adds charm and character to a home.

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Outdoor Inspired Bathrooms

Friday, May 20, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Summer is here and it has us dreaming of exotic beach vacations in far away destinations.  Wouldn’t it be nice to bring the feeling vacation gives home with you?  These outdoor inspired bathrooms take you to a relaxing place and make you feel like you’re on vacation everyday.  A bathroom that doubles as a greenhouse is the perfect everyday retreat to clear your head.  Lots of light is added to this bathroom with the pitched glass ceiling, making it feel light and airy.



A contemporary indoor/outdoor bathroom gives you the option of enjoying the elements or simply feeling like you are outdoors.  This sleek design appeals to the minimalist at heart.



This funky bathroom has a retro vibe and is studded with luxurious accents, but the star is the outdoor tub.



A glass wall with uninterrupted green views makes this bathroom feel like a treehouse dream come true.



If you do not have the option of having a partially outdoor bathroom; just bring the outdoors in!  This plant wall is a gorgeous backdrop to the free standing tub.







Channelled Furniture

Friday, May 6, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Lately we have been loving the look of channelled furniture.  Horizontal and vertical channelling offer an interesting twist to any piece of furniture.  The deep grooves show off the texture of the fabric and allow you to see the different characteristics of the material. This gorgeous forest green banquette is a rich addition to this eating area.ac2095418c71a7c02b8d0e68d4582203Source:

A quieter accent is offered by these beautiful organically shaped lounge chairs.  Although this room is very monochromatic, your eye goes right to the texture and depth of the channelling.dam-images-decor-2014-04-laura-santos-1100-architect-laura-santos-1100-architect-manhattan-townhouse-04-librarySource:

Italian furniture designer, Minotti, offers a breathtaking channelled sectional in many different materials and configurations.Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 3.27.28 PMSource:

A rich two-toned berry colored banquette is a quirky addition to a cafe and has a beautiful contrast against this slate colored wall.sGjO10SUFq9xSource:

Scandinavian Influence

Friday, April 22, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Scandinavian style interiors have gained popularity in recent years and its easy to see how.  The honesty of the material, texture and light all attract the idea of a beautiful living space that doesn’t feel fussy or cold.  Scandinavian style is effortlessly cool in its simplicity and functionality.  You often see raw, natural, light colored woods, stone and white walls.  All of these features make the space feel larger and inviting.

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Simplicity is key in this contemporary kitchen design with Scandinavian influence.  The all white walls and cabinetry, simple glass pendants and natural wooden bar stools work well together for a natural, clean, cohesive look.


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This living room space showcases beautiful chevron wood floors and all white walls.  Like a blank canvas, the room allows the furniture to be the star.


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The beams in this open living room give some original charm, while the design of the fireplace and mantel offer a contemporary feature.


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This kitchen has a different spin on Scandinavian design.  The simple, open concept of the kitchen stays true to traditional Scandinavian style, while the playful tile pattern and concrete pendants offer a funky accent.




















Purist Penthouse

Friday, April 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

We loved the clean, minimalist design of this kitchen so much, it became the inspiration behind our latest penthouse unit we designed for Deco Communities. The busyness of life is soon forgotten the moment you step onto the smooth, driftwood inspired, light grey floors that blend effortlessly into clean glossy white cabinets. Coming home to high ceilings, fresh white walls, and sleek wood creates a sense of tranquility and ease in your space.  Natural accents bring the peace of nature onto a pure white canvas. This layout promotes a bright, serene atmosphere that harmonize perfectly with the natural light; encouraging rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.






Black Doors

Friday, March 25, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Our latest inspiration is a timeless trend that brings elegance to any space in your home. Black doors are a crisp contrast when paired with neutrals or a black and white color scheme, leaving a dramatic impact. They bring a fresh perspective on the classic white or wooden doors, while still being a neutral color that blends beautifully into dark floors or can even disappear entirely into a dark wall to create a space that feels bigger. Black french doors create a beautiful frame to the adjoining room or outside view, while solid black interior doors balance other dark voids in the room, such as a television. The finish on this classic color can be tailored to the style of the home; matte as a modern, understated look and glossy for a more elegant space. Black is no longer a color used just for exterior doors. Bringing this color from the front door to the office door, updates a space in an unexpected and fresh way.










Mixed Metals

Friday, March 11, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Two Ways to Include Metal in your Design

From supporting the foundations of New York’s skyscrapers to making up the durable pipes in homes for decades, metal has come a long way from its function dominant roots. There are two main ways that you can incorporate this high-end function in your home; either as an individual statement piece, or as a beautiful, yet subtle, accent.



Copper, steel, tin, gold, and silver can all be worked into any space’s design as lighting, seating or even a unique range hood. Each metal piece is extremely versatile, fitting in both a modern work station or a country style kitchen, and malleable enough to be crafted into any possible shape or design. The durability of metal gives the feeling of timeless strength and elegance to even the simplest area.



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If a large gold chandelier is too bold of a statement for your space, there are other ways to include mixed metals in your home.  You can use accents of gold, silver, chrome, tin, or copper in a more subtle way.  Mixed metal products, such as Jason Wu’s collection of mixed metal lavatory accessories for Brizo provide an exciting blend of the traditional and modern. The classic style of these pieces are given a refreshing twist with mixed finishes of matte black alone and matte black with polished chrome or brushed nickel.

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Along with being extremely durable and resilient, metals can easily keep an untouched look in between cleaning days. Those occasional water spots can be easily wiped away to create a brand new looking piece. Their durability equals a long life and eco-friendly status.

Matte Black

Friday, February 26, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Throughout history, the color black has reigned as a classic symbol of elegance and professionalism. This once standard color is being given a modern twist, making it a trend in a fresh and unexpected way. By incorporating a matte finish, the classic color’s texture is changed to give it a smooth, velvety appearance, making it as inviting and tempting as a rich bar of dark chocolate. Having come from the default high gloss finish of past design, matte black is now sought after to transform even the most simple of spaces. The trend has grown so fast that it has moved from the confines of interior design options including appliances, faucets, and tiles, all the way to the automobile world as a unique, sleek, and classic new look for a car. While this fresh perspective is quickly spreading to all areas of design, matte black is a trend that is here to stay.

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