Category Archives: Interior Renovations
Having the right fixtures and knowing where they should go
Now that we know the light fixtures we would like to use, the next step would be to figure out where they would go, and how many we would need. Since we are modifying the standard layout and fixture the landlord is providing we will use the lighting layout from them as a starting point. And since the budget is a major concern with our project we are planning to look at a few options on how we can optimize our layout to achieve the maximum effect.
The cherry on your icing and the hot pepper on your tamale, for your space!
We had talked about the idea of using a “design totem” to inspire and strengthen a theme in a prior post. Often time we find that light fixtures makes for great candidates since they naturally draws your attention to them, plus their object like quality and repeated nature further reinforce the idea behind your theme.
Which also means that finding the right light fixtures can make or break a design!
Some time Flat White is just not going to do!
This nice airy apartment came us from the interior design blog Freshome, it is nicely furnished with some interesting artworks and furnishings but after looking through all the photos something bothered us. There are a lot of awesome details on the interior of this apartment but they sort of just fade into the background because of the flat white paint. We couldn’t help wondering if there are some ways where contrasting color could be used to increase the sense of depth and pop.
The Dream Closet Project returns, and it’s time for some changes here!
After a long hiatus from the Dream Closet project we have a whole lot of ideas ready to go and are anxious to get rolling. We also have a new contributor who’s ready to jump on board to help us with some ideas so keep an eye out for our future posts. To get the show rolling, we decided to talk about one of our greatest frustration with most of the closets we see; lights! Or the lack there of.
All about the specifying of the specifics!
As is often the case in many commercial lease in New York City, the landlord has agree to help built out the tenant space in according our needs. This can take place in a variety of scenarios; the landlord can provide a dollar per square foot contribution to the construction budget, or in other instances build out the space using their own contractor and architect in accordance to design provided by the tenant.
A radical idea inside a historic building at the hottest area in NYC!
For this week’s EZarchitecture: Work podcast we will discuss the design for the headquarters building for Diane Von Furstenberg Studio, in the fashionable meat packing district on the West side of NYC. The DVF Studio is a project from one of our favorite architectural design firm; Work AC. Like many of the other project from Work, aside from the many wonderful detailing and choice of finishes, DVF Studio also contains an interesting special feature. Want to find out what it is? Check out our podcast below and read on!
Finding inspiration in the most unlikely places, since …
We spent the past two weeks experimenting and refining our layout, although there are one and two areas where that process continues. This week we will focus on finding a theme that will define the character of our space design.
Or the long and winding path to building your dream home!
So you have been talking and dreaming of this for years, after searching high and low through the New York real estate jungle and dealing with the tangle of loan requirements, regulations and bid wars, you manage to buy your dream home. You even manage to pull off a cute renovation project, perhaps a bit more costly and more troublesome then you would like, but you loved the results. You settle in happily and few years down the road.. well, there just a few things that needs some fine tuning. Only a few, really!
Ask an Architect for 5cents at the Brooklyn Flea! plus our question of the day: Adding a green roof!
Got a question? We got answers!
As long as you got a nickel, we promise to make it worthwhile! We ran our Ask an Architect booth at the Brooklyn Flea this past weekend and had another fun day. The weather turn out surprisingly warm and we again manage to resist the temptation of all the cool tchotchke from the various booths in the market (admittedly with some difficulties).
How to get things done, inside your closet!
Have you seem our latest post on corporate interior design link? Since we have been thinking and talking about office design, we thought; hey, let’s talk about home offices that fit inside a closet! There are actually quite a few examples for closets that fit inside a closet, since home office are usually only needed occasionally and don’t take up much spaces. Fitting them inside closets seems to be the perfect solutions!