Happy World Interiors Day! Today the global organization, International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers (IFI), commemorates the many contributions of the interiors profession with this year’s theme “50 Years of Design Around the Globe.”
Events held around the world today will include tours, lectures, and celebrations of all the interiors profession contributes to our quality of life and the built environment.
Happy World Interiors Day from all of us at Space as Art!
It was a successful afternoon hunting through the local granite yards for slabs to use on a current design project. We have been searching for just the right stone for weeks, and here it is! It’s Spectacular… no really, that’s what they’ve named it. Can’t argue with that though- these dramatic, bookmatched slabs will look spectacular installed on our project- I can’t wait! Read more
As we proudly announced this week on our Facebook page, Space as Art brought home the Platinum after an awards reception hosted by SRQ Magazine. The top area publication has awarded our recent Casey Key master bathroom renovation project as its Platinum award-winning bath of 2013, featured in its annual “Home of the Year” issue on newsstands now. Thank you, SRQ, for the honor! Read more
2012 has been a busy, exciting year at Space as Art. We grew into our new studio space where we worked on a variety of hospitality, commercial, and private residential projects as a team for some great clients. As the year comes to a close we are thankful for all the blessings of 2012 and look forward to embarking on new design adventures in 2013! Read more
At the end of each year as we look forward to the next, the design world is always abuzz with predictions. What colors, patterns, styles or trends will shape the new year? How are the needs and preferences of our clients going to change? What functional and aesthetic qualities will most appeal to consumers’ changing lifestyles?
Not surprisingly, predictions about color tend to garner some of the greatest buzz. After all, color impacts everything we do! Pantone, widely recognized as the leading authority on color, forecasts that Emerald Green will be front and center in fashion, interiors, and beauty in 2013: Read more
We recently completed this master bath renovation for a client’s waterfront home on Casey Key. Their existing bath design was feeling bland and its shotgun floor plan wasn’t working for these homeowners. So we reconfigured the layout, removing the existing corner tub in favor of a large, luxurious shower and increased closet space. Since the footprint is narrow, we replaced some solid walls with translucent glass to afford privacy while allowing a sense of openness. Read more
Finding that perfect rug can be a challenge. One hot- and very versatile- style I’m loving right now is the vintage patchwork rug, in all its many pattern and color variations. Oh, the possibilities! From naturally sun faded to vibrantly overdyed, I love the wildly different looks that can be achieved with this kind of rug. Read more
We recently had the pleasure of designing this fun kids’ playroom in a clients’ home. Our clients asked for a playroom that would appeal to their three young children while still maintaining the sophisticated style of the rest of the home. The finished design features graphic stripes with contemporary tree murals inspired by the natural setting of the home, custom-colored chalkboard paint, cozy lounge furniture with soft, washable covers, and a puzzle rug. We also strategically integrated stylish storage and flexible activity zones to encourage imaginative play without TV. Read more
Today is World Interiors Day, an annual, worldwide event initiated by the International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers (IFI) to bring Interior Architecture/Design to the attention of the public, to enhance knowledge and understanding about the profession, and to encourage cooperation between professionals with a focus on the range of work of Interior Designers and their contributions to society. Read more
Sarasota Magazine’s annual Best of Sarasota issue is now on news stands and we’re happy to announce Space as Art has been named a finalist for Best Interior Designer! Thank you to all our wonderful clients and supporters who voted.
2012 is a very busy year so far at our studio, full of exciting projects and great clients. We look forward to continuing to provide the very best in interior design services to Sarasota and beyond!
(Or, “Ouch! How I Got My First Sunburn of 2012″)
Today I visited a fabulous garden center in Venice with a client. We’ve been working together for about 8 months designing her family’s beautiful new home set in a lush, tropical eden. Now interior construction is wrapping up, furniture is being delivered, and it’s time to work on the finishing touches that punctuate the design, like house and patio plants.
I love to incorporate live plants into the spaces I design. They can bring color and texture, be contemporary or classic, link the indoors to a great view outside, anchor an empty corner of a tall room, naturally improve indoor air quality, and never go out of style. What’s not to love?
For some of our clients whose answer is the maintenance, one way to get them the natural vibrance a live plant brings to an interior is to make creative use of succulents. As long as the room has enough sunlight, succulents can be perfectly happy indoor plants with just a light watering every couple of weeks. There are so many kinds to choose from with different shapes and colors, and many without any sharp needles to watch out for.