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.
Learning about exciting new projects in downtown Sarasota at the March 2012 “What’s up Downtown: Rethinking the Market” luncheon hosted by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
Downtown Sarasota is on the rebound and the design team at Space as Art looks forward to being a part of it!
For its March 2012, “Home of the Year” issue, SRQ Magazine called on a few local designers, architects, and builders for tips on what’s hot in home design. Check it out, it’s a great issue! And I don’t just say that because we’re in it…
“Drapery isn’t just for windows anymore: There’s nothing like a well-placed cascade of fabric to give a room instant glamour. Try hanging drapery behind a bed as a headboard or on a wall to either side of a great piece of art. Mount the rods close to the ceiling to accentuate height and add drama.” —Angela Rodriguez, Space as Art, Sarasota
“Varied texture is key: In every great interior, balance of texture is just as important as balance of color. Natural textures are especially hot right now.” —Angela Rodriguez, Space as Art, Sarasota
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.
2011 was a tremendous year for Space as Art. We grew into a new studio space, took on new projects of all kinds, expanded our team, and developed great new relationships. Thank you to all our clients and industry partners who were a part of this year of success. We wish everyone a bright 2012 ahead- may yours be filled with happiness, health, and prosperity. Cheers!
A look back at some of our highlights of 2011…
A cocktail party this past week in honor of the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Veranda, one of our favorite design magazines, was a fabulous opportunity to meet and greet the personalities behind the publication while viewing all the latest at the Ralph Lauren Home showroom.
It’s that time of year again! We just returned from the 2011 HD Boutique Conference in Miami Beach, where we attended great design conference sessions and took in the exhibition floor to view the latest and greatest interior products out this year. Restaurant designer Tony Chi’s keynote was fantastic, the conference sessions informative, and the exhibit floor full of exciting new product introductions to share with our clients. See you next year, South Beach!
It’s official, we’ve just moved into a brand new studio! We’re still settling in, but so far loving the loft-like space with its bright light, high ceilings, exposed structure, and creative energy.
Welcoming clients by appointment beginning September 19th.
(Space as Art is a working studio open by appointment only)
A recent day trip to the Miromar Design Center in Estero, FL sent us back to our Sarasota studio with minds full of creative inspiration- and arms full of samples- for our current projects. We spent all day there hunting for furniture and scouring the fabric showrooms (open to the design trade only) top to bottom for just the right selections among the thousands of options for our clients.
A recently completed project designed by Space as Art, a fourth floor, 5,231 square foot Gulf front condominium residence called “Nautica” has been selected for the 2011 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes.
With 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and views of both the Gulf and Intracoastal throughout the unit, this residence, listed for sale at $1.625 million, was just completed in March and was a true pleasure to design. “Nautica” can be toured this month during the Parade of Homes and photos will soon be added here to the Space as Art website.