Monday, February 27, 2012

Pittsburg Cantilever

This Pittsburg home, recently featured in The New York Times, is a modern take on an old tradition: a business owner living above his shop. When owner Bob Zielinski first showed his idea of a 53 foot long residence cantilevered above his glass factory to contractors, they told him he would have to go the people who build bridges and highways to make it happen, and so he did. After three years of construction, the Zielinski’s now live in an industrial masterpiece that floats above the rest of the city and allows for a very quick commute to the office.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ready, Set, Go!

The last few days we have been running around nonstop between meetings. Although it is always great to be out and about checking on our clients and projects, today is a much needed “lock ourselves in the office until every email is answered and every item on the to-do list is complete (ha!)” sort of day. Who knows, maybe we’ll finally even decide on a new paint color from the options we put up on the wall a several weeks ago.

(Some of our favorite design inspirations)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Chair With Many Names

I love the versatility of Butterfly chairs, also known as Hardoy chairs, sling chairs, and BKF chairs. Any chair with so many aliases has to be great right? They can be used indoors or out, folded up and stored easily, come in several frame finishes, and the covers can easily be changed. Best of all, they are affordable and very easy to find!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Bright, Personal Touch

What was once an old barn is now a retreat for a family with deep-seated roots in the horse racing community. The bright pink and cobalt blue accents might seem odd to a stranger, but they hold a special significance to the family, whose old racing colors they were mimicked after.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WOOD You Be Mine?

As we all know, Valentine’s Day can get a bit cheesy, but these little trinkets put a fresh spin on the holiday that even the biggest naysayers can hopefully appreciate.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Frame Of Mind

Keeping your framing exposed is certainly one of the more clever (and cheap) design features I've seen in a while. Not only is it interesting to look at, it naturally makes the space feel larger and brighter.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Inspired Idea : Outdoor Draperies

Whether your outdoor space needs a pop of texture, color, or just additional privacy, outdoor drapery is a creative way to make it happen.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Las Vegas Market

Last week we had the opportunity to attend the Las Vegas Market. For those of you who are not familiar with this designer dreamland, it is an international showcase for furniture and textile manufacturers that spans over five million square feet of convention space! It was a great opportunity to see some new vendors and get excited about upcoming lines. It certainly revitalized our creative juices and we cannot wait to start showing our new finds to clients!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Modified Eclecticism

It is not always easy to mix chair styles at one table and have the look still feel cohesive. Keeping the chairs all the same color, like in the example below, is a good way to keep the look unified but still eclectic.