When designing a space, architects and designers view every surface as an opportunity to reinforce a client’s branded image. They are aware that an elegant highly polished concrete floor offers many subliminal messages. That is why concrete floors are often thought of as a “diamond in the rough.” We are all familiar with how […]

Diamond in the Rough: Decorative Concrete Finishing

We have a tendency to think that in a vast two story foyer, the idea is to pull the eye upward. In this case, the designer wanted to create a more intimate setting for the entrance to this home. To accomplish this, the attention would be directed downward by painting designs on the floor.   […]

Coexisting: A Foyer Update

When we think about closets, one of the most famous was in the TV series, “Sex and the City”.  The most important space in Carrie Bradshaw’s Manhattan apartment was her closet. It reflected her passion for high fashion.  “I like my money right where I can see it . . . hanging in my closet” […]

Behind Closed Doors

It can happen when you least expect it… a broken pipe sends water all over your hardwood floors and they need to be replaced.  So, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.  This client viewed the tragedy as an opportunity to do something new and unexpected by painting her floors. The Design Process: This […]

When Life Gives You Lemons

   Sometimes, a small space can create large challenges. In this newly renovated foyer the ceiling is low and the shape is irregular.  The goal was to create a welcoming statement of traditional elegance. Great care and attention was given to the exact layout and scale of the design. Planning the layout was critical. It […]

Some Days Are Diamonds

    An old idea with a new twist was applied to the renovation of this vintage kitchen. The ceilings were only 8 feet high. The objective was to create a focal point that would draw the eye downward. Over the years, new hardwood floors had been installed in the adjacent rooms. None of them […]

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