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Vanderbilt Studio in Brooklyn by Adjaye Associates
studio designed by David Adjaye is at left, and the brick building in the center of the shot is the house for the artist clients. Photo by John Hill
Nice design with the overlapping windows with the building on the left.
to the design review meeting. Most neighbors will be in support of any improvements to the neighborhood, and it will help you avoid negative feedback from them during the meeting. Design review boards always find projects that have the support of the neighbors easier to approve than those that do not
writes.Design by Adjaye Associates with David Hotson Architect, 2005
also designed by Frederick Law Olmsted), but it is very close to the neighborhood's own Fort Greene Park.
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Northern Virginia Contractor
TrueBuilt is a residential and commercial contractor offering construction and design services in the Northern VA and DC Metro area.
Simple design was the key in this room — Warner wanted it to be a place for complete relaxation, so no extraneous details were necessary. Bedframe: Custom leather, designed by Redmond Aldrich DesignRug: Fort Street StudioBedding: Custom, designed by Redmond Aldrich Design
wall panel design and colours
The fine design
Interesting design. Island? Peninsula? Is it blocking the doorways? Apron sink AP: Strange appliance placement. Where is the fridge? Way too far from stove. DRAWER STYLE DISHWASHER?
Interior designer Debbie Weiner hit the nail on the head: "Design suicide? What could be worse than sweating in your own home? Your husband is right and the designers who tell you otherwise place appearance before comfort and that's not good design, that's vanity."Those of us who are a little vain can still
their design has come a very long way in the past few years. This fan is a sculptural work of art.
Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
of the design that clients generally overlook? Erica Islas: Lighting is one of the most important elements of design and is typically overlooked by client simply because they are more focused on the larger prettier items like cabinetry and appliances. Above: In this handsome kitchen, deep navy walls
other design elements in the room. With any other color on these walls, the stunning cabinetry and marble counters would look washed out. By pairing these design elements with a deep navy, each element gets a chance to be noticed and appreciated.
and the designer touch. Look at Slate for an example." Jackie Jordan and Rick WatsonFor dark and light walls: Both recommend Sherwin-Williams' Emerald Interior Paint. "It flows like melted butter," says Watson. "The flow and leveling characteristics of this paint make a beginning painter look like a pro
Narofsky Architecture + ways2design
Port Washington Residence
interior design throughout the home is by Naroksky's wife, Jennifer Rusch, and her assistant, Katrina Hermann, of ways2design. Kenneddee club swivel chairs from Poltrona Frau anchor the far end of the room. They flank Caste Design's Powell occasional table and a sliding-glass door that opens onto a Juliet
into his designs. His use of these reclaimed materials adds warmth to many of his modern designs. And Narofsky likes these materials left exposed, saving on the expense of paint and drywall.
er, a designer’s primary goal is to transform your space into a realization of your likes, wants and needs. However, most designers are only as good as you allow them to be. Honesty, open communication, trust and a willingness to stretch your imagination are the keys to making the most of a client-designer
PLACE architect ltd.
counter design in general, curves, materials, etc
tuning design to the production process. Production and design need to team up. Above: For many, prefab implies poor quality and design. However, if done right, it's clear that this doesn't have to be the case at all. The kitchen PLACE designed in this prefab residence would be at home in any modern
Architects and designers need to work together to get closer to the construction crews and manufacturers to really make this a collaborative effort from the ground up. The way the construction industry works now, everything is separated into these silos, which makes collaboration for the best product at the best
children in design decisions. Meisels designed this room for the couple's 5-year-old daughter. "I do like to involve the little ones in the design of their rooms; they love having a voice in the decision making. Of course I’m a design control freak so I’d never ask 'what do you want for your room?' Instead