design: FREE REIGN - 04/22/15 02:17 AM

Designer SuzAnn Kletzien Unleashes Her Creativity on a Modern Chicago Condo
 
When designers start work on a project, it’s fairly typical for their clients to share big, personal dreams for their space. But when owner-designer SuzAnn Kletzien of SuzAnn Kletzien Design started working on a modern condo in Chicago’s Aqua Tower, she learned that her client was more interested in seeing where Kletzien’s creativity would go than sharing her own ideas. That client, an easy-going young professional, had just two requests for her living room design: incorporate the color blue, and use a sunburst mirror in the space.   Full Article: … (0 comments)

design: Classically Current - 04/13/15 01:38 AM
Classically Current
A Houston, Texas Craftsman-Style Home Gets a Makeover
 
Craftsman homes are inherently classic, displaying great workmanship and simple, elegant designs built with an eye toward comfort, line, and form. The challenge then, when giving a home like this Houston craftsman-style residence a facelift, is to create a space that speaks to the tenants of the architectural style and original design while also going beyond the commonplace.

 
 
This week’s article we talk about a Houston home that needed a makeover and received an elegant surprise to their Craftsman home. Hiring the right Interior Design Company to update your home can really … (0 comments)

design: Fun-Filled Designs for Your Garden - 09/11/13 02:39 AM

 
Life's a Garden Party
Get Inspired to Create Fun-Filled
Designs for Your Garden
Written by Robyn Roehm Cannon
Photography by Lorene Edwards Forkner and Allan Mandell
 
 When was the last time you just played in your garden? It seems like there is always something to be done in the way of work out there. When my garden is covered in snow I’d give anything to get outside and toil; however, even when I’m ahead of the game I find it difficult to justify taking a few precious moments for relaxation and my own entertainment. Darned if there isn’t always … (3 comments)

design: Create a Backyard Oasis in the Heart of New York City - 07/26/13 02:24 AM

Italian ceramics inspired the color palette of this private
urban outdoor retreat. The tent and seating fabrics pick
up the rich blues and golds found in the columns, mirror
tiles, and dinnerware. 
The setting is not only functional,
but appealing to future buyers who can envision them-
selves living in the outdoor space.

 
Mediterranean Muse
 
 Colors of the Italian Countryside Energize This Backyard Oasis in the Heart of New York City 
 
Home Staging & Selling Tip:
Use This Creative Design to Turn a Small Patio Space into Additional Living Space and Add Value to Your Property!  
  
Written by Ronda Swaney
Photography … (0 comments)

design: Indoor and Outdoor Spaces Form a Beautiful Bond on This Victoria, British Columbia Property - 07/15/13 04:17 AM

 
 

 
Inside Out
 
Indoor and Outdoor Spaces Form a Beautiful Bond
on This Victoria, British Columbia Property
WRITTEN BY JEANINE MATLOW
PHOTOGRAPHY BY VINCE KLASSEN
On any given day, Christopher Walker, owner of Christopher Developments in Victoria, British Columbia, wears a lot of hats. For this particular project, a 3,400-square-foot home that sits on a half-acre lot, his design-build firm also developed the land. Walker believes that handling everything under one roof offers more flexibility, especially when it comes to modifications. “I find that enjoyable. With changes, the design evolves,” he says.
 
Walker describes the style … (0 comments)

design: Breaking Bread - 11/06/12 05:49 AM

A Century-Old Church Becomes Twelve Sought-After Townhomes in Seattle

Written by Blake Miller Photography by Michael Walmsley Photography
 
It seems an unlikely fit. A century-old church boasting Classical Revival architectural detailing, soaring Corinthian columns, and massive stained glass coupled with modern technology and sleek, contemporary accents and furnishings. It’s the collision of two wholly different styles, and yet the meeting of the two is seamlessly blended to create a space that is unlike any other in the city of Seattle.
“It’s never easy to blend old with new,” says Brian Runberg, principal architect on the renovation of … (2 comments)

design: Cacti and Succulents - 10/23/12 07:55 AM

For Little Work and Lots of Pleasure, Garden Inside with These Versatile, Low-Maintenance Plants
Written by Robyn Roehm Cannon

I’ll be the first to admit that my talent for growing robust houseplants is not the best. While garden plants generally thrive under my care, my green thumb doesn’t always transcend the challenges of indirect lighting, lack of humidity, and maintaining consistent temperature and soil moisture—conditions that often work against my success indoors. If this sounds familiar, don’t despair. Instead, shift your focus to the undemanding group of plants called succulents, and your luck is likely to change.
Succulents have … (0 comments)

design: Shimmer and Shine - 10/19/12 05:57 AM

A Soft Palette Sets a Dreamy Tone for This Distinctive Dining Room
Written by Jeanine MatlowPhotography by David Bagosy
Though Laura Stein, principal and CEO of Toronto-based Laura Stein Interiors, designed the entire first floor of this home and more, there was one exception: the living room, which is on hold until the kids get older. But because the living room, which serves as a temporary play space, is the first room that people see upon entering the home and “is filled with toys,” explains Stein, “they wanted the dining room to be a grown-up space that could seat a … (2 comments)

design: Fancy Feast - 10/16/12 07:59 AM

A Talented San Francisco Design Team Puts a Modern Spin on a Classic Space
 
Written by Jeanine Matlow
Photography by Matthew Millman
 
To say that Marysia Rybock and her colleagues think outside the box when approaching a project is an understatement. The senior designer at San Francisco–based ScavulloDesign and her crew created a showstopper of a dining room for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, which acts as a fundraiser for the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program.


The team took a fearless approach to the design. “We wanted to rethink the dining room for the … (4 comments)

design: Color Traits - 10/03/12 07:26 AM
A California-Based DesignerMatches Homeowners to Hues
Written by Jeanine MatlowPhotography by Jeffrey Ong
With any project, Michelle Workman, owner of Michelle Workman Interiors, gives color a considerable amount of thought. “I want to showcase the personality of the homeowners,” says the effervescent interior designer, whose firm has offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. “With that parameter, there are different styles and colors that are like all these different things there are about personalities. . . . I put all these things in that contrast each other, so it’s not all one-note. It becomes sort of a … (0 comments)

design: Ladew Topiary Gardens - 05/30/12 06:42 AM
Written by Catriona Tudor Erler
In 1912, at age 25, Harvey S. Ladew inherited a portfolio of assets from his deceased parents that allowed him to live well off the earnings for the rest of his life. Instead of toiling at a job, Ladew spent his life doing things he enjoyed. In winter, he foxhunted in England, Ireland, Italy, and France. He hobnobbed with notable figures of his era, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia), Richard Rodgers, Moss Hart, Noël Coward, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Edna Ferber, and Terence Rattigan. He was a capable … (2 comments)

design: Living the Dream - 04/16/12 05:46 AM
A Family’s Carnival Legacy Is Incorporated into a Mediterranean-Style Home Boasting Eco-Friendly Elements and a Focus on Outdoor Living
Written by Blake Miller | Photography by Dino Tonn | Courtesy of IMI Design
When Guy and Charlene Leavitt decided to build their dream home, they didn’t have to go far. In fact, just two blocks from the home they lived and raised their six children in over the past twenty-five years was a vacant lot that would become the setting for their three-bedroom retirement home. Consisting of four stunning acres—two of which are a preserve—in Ahwatukee, Arizona, a suburb of … (0 comments)

design: Dynamic Design - 11/02/11 02:30 PM
 
Written by Jeanine Matlow
 
Photography by Pate Eng
 
 
 
In New York, less-than-large living arrangements are the norm, requiring a keen eye to stretch the aesthetics. For a pair of empty nesters with a nine-hundred-square-foot one-bedroom dwelling, Leyden Lewis, owner and design director of Brooklyn-based Leyden Lewis Interior Design + Architecture, was able to deliver something grand. “I think everyone wants to utilize their space to maximize the program and be practical without making it crowded,” says Lewis in regard to this apartment, located in a prime location near the Museum of Modern Art.
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