We’ve said goodbye to our design studio in downtown Sarasota and hello to our new space in Lakewood Ranch! Our move includes an upgrade to a larger footprint where we’ll have a mini showroom and a lounge to display some of our favorite furniture lines and finishes so clients can experience and feel the actual products. Read more
Earlier this month we shared about our antiquing adventure shopping for unique objects to use in styling a large residential interior design project we’re wrapping up in Osprey, FL. We left with a box full of goodies and continued our search for additional decorative items at a few retail stores. Follow along below as I walk you through some of the areas we styled and the thought that went into each vignette. Read more
We just wrapped up the finishing touches on a long-running residential interior design project, a 13,000 square foot residence at The Oaks in Osprey, Florida. Our client recommended we check out an antique shop nearby, so Sonika and I had to investigate.
Antique shopping is a special occasion. It’s not something we do very often, or that every project calls for, so when the rare opportunity arises to abandon technology for a few hours and slip into an antique shop, I feel like a school kid embarking on a field trip. Read more
During the past few weeks our high-tech, commercial office interior design project in Tampa, FL has entered the construction phase and the framing for the new walls is up! We blogged about its geographically-driven concept here and we’re so excited to see it taking shape. We’re sharing some photos of our recent trip to site where we reviewed the progress with the project contractor and architect and answered any questions that have come up. Stay tuned for more updates on this project as it evolves and becomes a spectacular workspace. Read more
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” ~Harriet Ann Jacobs
We welcomed the official arrival of spring this week, embracing this beautiful season and the new beginning it represents. With the return of green leaves and colorful blossoms we see the design world inspired by fresh color palettes and patterns for fabrics and finishes. Read more
It was a great time being among the judges this year of the Tampa Bay Builders Association 2016 “Parade of Homes,” a showcase of 139 homes by 37 builders across the Tampa Bay area. Judging day began bright and early on Friday at 7:30 am at the Embassy Suites in Brandon with breakfast provided by event sponsor ProSource, and an introduction to the event by the Association. The room buzzed as we all met up with our assigned judging teams and received our routes. Read more
When a client asks us for a calm and relaxing space, we often start with a palette of warm and cool grays, off-whites and wood tones accompanied by contrasting textures and subtle patterns.
An exclusively neutral color palette can be made visually rich and exciting by carefully marrying warm and cool colors. Warm colors are stimulating and cool colors calming and relaxing. Balancing these contrasting characteristics results in some of our favorite interiors we’ve designed at Space as Art, pictured below. Enjoy! Read more
For our team a highlight of every project is watching our designs come to life during construction. Witnessing this project, a 5,000 square foot beachfront condo progress from a concept, to design drawings on a page, to physical reality was a truly exciting transformation. Along with these snapshots we took on a site visit towards the end of construction, I’m going to share some excerpts of our original design drawings to illustrate the progression of how a Space as Art interior design project moves from design, to documentation, to completion. Read more
For 2016 PANTONE broke away from their usual single featured color for the year and chose to showcase a blend of two stunning hues: Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919. Together or separate they evoke a feeling of inner peace and tranquility and are often seen together in nature filling the sky in all their glory during sunrise and sunset.
We rounded up a handful of home products that capture that feeling of calm: Read more
Good news! We are thrilled to announce Space as Art has won Best of Houzz 2016 for design the second year in a row. Our team is proud to have been chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Read more
Our team is back in action this week after the holidays, recharged and ready to embark on new design adventures this year. We look forward to discovering what the new year will bring at the Space as Art studio and wish everyone a 2016 filled with happiness, health and prosperity. Let’s make it a great year! Read more
As we close the studio for the holidays and prepare to enjoy a much anticipated vacation, all of us here at Space as Art would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are thankful for all our clients, collaborators, vendors, and colleagues who made 2015 a year to remember. We wish you a happy holiday with loved ones, and a joyous new year. We will reopen on Monday, January 4. See you in 2016! Read more
Even in Florida, the chilly weather is here and there’s nothing quite like cozying up beside a warm fire. Ideally with a mug of hot chocolate. I find fireplaces special for their power to become the heart and soul of a room, especially when treated thoughtfully as a design feature. Read more
Space as Art wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! We’d like to take a moment out of the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations to reflect on what we’re truly thankful for in life including our health, family, friends and the time together to make memories.