Interior designers use furnishings and accessories to construct the look and feel of the internal spaces of your home, but they only work well when they coordinate their design with the architect's exterior scheme.
Before we pack up our Havaianas and sangria pitchers for the season, why not step up our summer décor game, and end things with a bang? Or better yet a bargain?
So, you've just purchased the apartment next door and you want to combine the two spaces into a larger simplex. You can imagine the space, but you're not sure what all will go into it, and you want to make sure the two spaces flow together smoothly. But how do you get started?
The owners of this Turtle Bay co-op had an interior design request that might sound impossible - -- to transform this formerly under-lit, cramped, unusually-shaped Manhattan apartment into a spacious, airy urban retreat -- on a budget, no less!
Sad though it is that the end is near (this is the last room in Colin and Justin's 13-week cottage "special" -- back to traditional urban and suburban makeovers next week) there's no let up in lakeside drama just yet. Today the boys tackle their great room.
When you take a step back and look at an outdoor space there are simple designer style tips to make your space truly yours. For an affordable yet impactful way to help transform your outdoor space in to your own personal oasis, we are sharing our top five tips on how to maximize the most of your time outdoors this summer!
As interior designers and all-around visionaries, we constantly strive to see things differently: we're obsessed by the way in which change can alter the quality of life in every domestic (or for that matter commercial) project we tackle. And in the kitchen -- the undisputed heart of most client homes -- quality of life is paramount.
The dream of escaping the tight confines of Manhattan for the more spacious offerings of nearby Upstate New York and Connecticut is one that has long entranced New Yorkers.
Extending doesn't always have to mean adding extra bedrooms. Today, Colin & Justin pimp up their cottage with an exciting shower room - built as a pr...
Well, well, well, the time has finally come to spill the beans. What is it REALLY like to be on Shark Tank? Imagine that feeling, standing in front of the Tank doors as they are about to open.
Consider, if you will, this bathroom: a veritable den of designer no no's. An ergonomic, stylistic and visual wash out, with little in its favour, it desperately needed to change. Petite? To the power of ten. Carpet? The devil's own harbinger of human excretions, toe nails and mouse poop. Are we painting a picture?
Blimey! For the love of the holy paint chart: we've been run off our feet, of late. But that's good -- operating at full tilt is just how we like it. ...
Forget the daffodils, Southern Californians know it's spring when the annual Pasadena Designer Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) opens its decorated doors to the public.
Michael Smith Inc. is not just any interior design firm; it's THE interior design firm. With A-listers like Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Cindy Crawford and Net-a-Porter's Natalie Massenet counting themselves as loyal devotees, Michael Smith's company is known far and wide for distinctive and iconic home styling.
"I always hope to achieve balance between the light and the heavy, the feminine and the masculine. I like the way my dining room's blue duchesse satin curtains soften its macassar ebony buffet."
A really good deck doesn't stop at the luxuriant lumber from which it is constructed. To bring any deck (patio or terrace) alive it needs subsequent "layers." In precisely the same manner in which décor and accessories will alternate interior "beat," so too can visual and physical tricks make your exterior scheme look "considered."