Archive for February, 2010

Feb
11

Interior Design Ideas For A Beach House

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I am going to use a beach house that I designed in Fiji as the basis for this article. This is just one couple and their approach to a house with the beach setting. The qualities that this couple envelope are:

  • Not Pretentious: They are down to earth.
  • Entertaining: Although they are private people a lot of the time, they love people, help many people and love to entertain.
  • Quality: They want to buy well so they do not have to buy again.
  • Natural: Blend in with the environment
  • Friendship and love

I know this does not sound like design ideas for the beach, but as a professional interior designer, we must establish the heart of the project for it to be successful. Then the selections of everything are made. I had a head start on this project because I had done a previous design job for them in Nevada, so I came into this project knowing more about them than if this was the first time meeting them.

For this project, natural woods were used. Woven mats, we purchased from Read More→

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Feb
10

Kitchen Interior Design – All Under Counter To Optimize The Fiji View

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Fiji Kitchen

Fiji Kitchen

Kitchen design comes in many shapes and forms, but for this south pacific resort estate, the views are 360 degrees and the clients did not want to miss one degree of their fantastic views.   What were some of the design considerations and remedies used in this kitchen?

First and foremost the kitchen is totally under counter because of the views.  There are 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators and 1 Sub-Zero freezer under counter, also there is a dishwasher and trash compactor.  The oven and microwave are in the island  and the stove top is also on the island.

The windows in this design completely open to bring the outdoors in.  The windows completely open, not only in the kitchen area, but completely around the whole house, the Master Bedroom House and the Guest House.  The elements are right there and the breeze is outrageously wonderful on those clear South Pacific days.

The counter tops are granite.  We selected the granite in So San Francisco CA and had it fabricated there also from the kitchen plans.  The granite  that was chosen is very natural looking, it actually looks like bamboo.  It has natural coloring in beautiful greens, browns, blacks and greys.  The client and I fell in love with it.  The care is super easy, it hardly Read More→

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Feb
06

Interior Design Ideas – Interior Designers Have 4 Goals When Designing Your Home Or Office

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A fantastic outcome for any interior designer, and more importantly for you, is an excellent interior design. The best way for an interior designer to get more business is referrals from happy clients. There are four areas that need to be kept in mind to assure that the end outcome will be a happy client. The designer is considering the function of each room. Of course, the finished ambiance is of utmost importance. The room should also reflect your beauty, handsomeness, personality, and the final concern is to establish and adhere to your budget.

Let us look at each of these individually. The function of the room includes how it will be used. Who is using it and what they will be doing in each room. Is it a public or private space? Each area has to be livable, be usable and function well for the activities intended for the space to be successful.

The next concern that we have for you, our clients, is that the end product is you feeling fantastic because you are surrounded by beauty in your home. This beauty is a reflection of your colors, likes and personality. If it matches you greatly, so that you love it, then the designer is successful. It is music to my ears to get the “this is much better than I thought it would be” call. “We Love it all and Read More→

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Feb
01

Interior Design Ideas – How To Create A Color Scheme – Furniture Color Follows Fashion Colors

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Interior design ideas are fun today. Your color scheme can be created by looking at your fashions. Take a look in your closet and see what colors you Love! If they look great on you when you wear them, they will look great around you when you sit on them, or stand against that wall or even lay on that pillow or area rug. It would be great to break this down into 3 sections. Section #1 is neutrals, section #2 is favorite colors, and section #3 is love that color but i would not want a whole outfit of it (accent).

Your fashion color scheme first segment is neutrals. Note what you wear the most, stark whites or creams. If you wear stark whites, you more than likely have cool undertones to your skin. If you wear creams, you more than likely have warm undertones to your skin. Black is a basic for all and can add drama to any color scheme if you like elegant interiors. Greys, beige and taupe are other

neutrals that come in both warm and cool tones.  These are some of the interior design standard neutral colors. Many neutrals can go with both warm and cool colors. Choose your light colors as a base and decide if you want a dramatic elegant interior by adding blacks or greys.

The second segment for your color scheme is the colors you LOVE! Read More→

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