From Space as Art News


Work in Progress: New York Lake House

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 style when it comes to interiors- clean and contemporary with a soft, neutral “greige” palette.

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Sarasota interior design firm
Sarasota interior design firm

We’ve Moved! And Our Phones are Still Catching Up.

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! 


Happy World Interiors Day!

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!


Space as Art Wins Platinum

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!

Space as Art Sarasota interior design award 2013

Angela and Trang at the SRQ Magazine Home of the Year Awards

Happy New Year from Space as Art!

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!

We wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a prosperous 2013!


Tropical Master Bath Renovation, Casey Key

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.

Concept floor plan presented to client

Concept rendering presented to client

Before + After


New design features of this tropical spa-inspired retreat include teak “stepping stones” over a field of black river rock and a floating white stone vanity between custom teak and glass storage towers. The new ceiling is lowered slightly to conceal indirect lighting to lightly graze the walls in the evening, and a central raised area finished in backpainted glass to be reminiscent of a skylight.


Playroom Design Featured in SRQ Magazine

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.

And how unbelievably cute are these kids?!

Pick up the May 2012 issue of SRQ Magazine for the full feature, or come on over and check out the album on our Facebook page for more photos of this fun project.

Happy World Interiors Day from Space as Art!

World Interiors Day International Federation of Interior Architects & Designers

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.

To learn more about World Interiors Day and IFI, check out

Best of Sarasota Interior Design 2012

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!

Space as Art in March 2012 SRQ Magazine

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

Happy New Year from Space as Art!

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…Space as Art interior design Sarasota

“HD Boutique” Hospitality Design Conference 2011

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!