Our Big Feature this month is a design solution for a living room that we called “Functional Geometry.” The room was rectangular and so were many of the architectural elements. We played off these shapes in our fabrics and furnishings to create a sophisticated, calming atmosphere….
THOUGHTS ON GOOD DESIGN BLOG
Our family tradition during the Holidays is to come into the city to have some fun and see the sights. This year we started by visiting the Historical NYC Public Library. We were amazed by the intricate wood carvings in the ceilings and the soaring columns with decorative detail. We stumbled upon a photography exhibit entitled ‘The Public Eye’ that ran the gamut from old to new images…
I joined the WithIt NY chapter to tour the Holiday House in NYC. It was located at The Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Individual rooms were decorated by many talented Interior Designers in Holiday themes celebrating life’s special occasions. The entry donation benefitted The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Why does some upholstery cost more than others? Its a combination of factors: the fabric quality, trim details, workmanship, cushion material and the frame construction…
I just came back from visiting friends in Panama and was amazed by the beauty and diversity of the country. It seems to have everything…old world charm, rich history, modern architecture, exciting night life, beautiful suburbs… to mountains, tropical forests, local artisans and a palm tree lined Pacific Ocean coastline to die for. We experienced it all!
My husband and I searched for a while to find the perfect fit for our home redesign. When we met Denise we knew she was going to be that person! She does an amazing job listening to everything you describe and turning that into your dream look and design. She did a complete kitchen redesign with an open concept that was amazing. She has excellent taste and would be someone to go to for a small or large project.
Steve’s fascination over the last ten years has been capturing instantaneous moments with a humble truth to it’s subjects, the kind you only get by photographing people. Steve brings a mix of artistic expression with a broad technical know-how into his work that gives his clients more memorable imagery.
The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.