After a complete redesign by Space as Art, the original location of Fast N Fresh has reopened for business. Congratulations to the owners, Lesley and Mike Harb! This project was a top-to-bottom renovation designed for a fun guest experience, improved efficiency, and a natural, fresh energy to express the concept of this growing restaurant brand. Stop by and enjoy! Read more
In order to honor the craftsman style of this existing home while interpreting our design-savvy client’s contemporary-neutral aesthetic, our challenge has been clear: to create a new style which does not yet exist.
This lake house redesign is one of the big projects we are working on currently. The existing home is primarily craftsman style in its architecture and features an abundance of orange-toned Douglas Fir interior trimwork. The solid wood itself is inherently beautiful in its own right, however the strong orange tones are in contrast to our client’s desired style- clean and contemporary with a soft, neutral “greige” palette.
Good News: We’ve moved! And this great view of downtown Sarasota is from our new front door.
Bad News: Our phones are temporarily down while we change carriers and upgrade our phone system to better serve our clients. We expect our new system to be fully operational by Friday, September 6. Between today and Friday we may likely experience a temporary phone outage.
We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage contacting us by email if telephones are not yet cooperating.
More details and photos of the new space will be posted soon!
If you’ve browsed through a home design magazine lately you’ve likely noticed a resurgence of the white kitchen… Transitional and modern interiors alike all awash with natural light gleaming off clean white surfaces and spaces large and small made to feel more open and airy.
With the increasing popularity of these new white kitchens, new white kitchen appliances take the look a step further. Read more
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!