his kitchen is the heart of a stunning shingle-style new construction. Although the home is new, we introduced original design elements in its creation, striving for an authentic New England feel.Read More
I saw this image today. My first thought was of the peaceful and calm nature of this bathroom's design. I love everything about it: how the quiet elements allow for a backsplash with so much movement in the stone. How the lanterns are hung off-enter of the sinks so that the user doesn't konk his or her head on them, its overall symmetry without looking staged. But the more I looked, and admired, the more I noticed the challenges to its functionality.Read More
We designers say it all the time because its true: the ceiling is your 5th wall. It's as much an opportunity to reinforce a design statement as the other 4. Michelangelo dedicated 5 years to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He made his point.Read More
Two signs that a decorator has been at work: overblown window treatments and too much matchy-matchy fabrics. The beauty of this space lies in its simplicity. This is an apartment in a 1920’s West Hollywood building. The building itself boasts beautiful architectural detail and a long list of celebrity residents that this young actress client found inspiring.Read More
noticed it several months ago when I was looking for a metal coffee tale for a client. We wanted a champagne finish: that beautiful subtle tone that sits right between silver and gold. But what I was finding was brass. Antiqued, dialed-down brass, but nonetheless, brass finish. I was really surprised. Brass hasn't had its heyday since the 70s and recently, its use has been primarily for formal fixtures and accessories.Read More
This commercial client chose to introduce a residential feel into his office space. With a brave client willing to take risks, the project generated its own momentum and we found ourselves pushing the envelope with the use of color.
Not so long ago, there were so many design rules: don’t mix patterns, use only complimentary colors together, ceilings and trim should always be white, etc. Now, for better or for worse, we look for opportunities to break these rules in the name of creative design.Read More