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a pop of color on elizabeth street 

A pop of color can be just what a bedroom needs. As long as it is blended in well with the decor, extravagant colors and textures can give off a luxurious allure. 

21st century dyes have only become sharper, brighter, and more sultry. In the 19th century, colors (even indigo) were rarely used. Yes, the wealthy could afford poppy reds and ultra deep violets, but it wasn't until fairly recently that modern home owners have access to the deep beach-y aquas and brilliant sherbet oranges featured in this futuristic cabin concept.

mood board & color rendering of one of our latest favorite projects on Elizabeth street

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Office Remodel 


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For our office remodel, we turned a cold industrial loft into a cozy, comfortable, cultured haven for clients and ourselves. 


We can decide when to splurge and when to reserve funds, but at the end of the day budgets are a cruel fact of life. Use our iron-clad tips to stay true to your design aesthetic while lightly containing your inner spending spree spirit. 

Tip 1 :  Think Color. If you do not have a mapped out color scheme that is completely o.k. But you should always have which colors you have already chosen in mind, and that includes the colors you cannot control that are already in your space. For us the light wood and brick was permanent. We already had our zainy Turkish Anatolian Konya tribal shag rug. With a concentric square pattern that uses gold-yellow, red and pink and a purple tinted brown base, we already had a lot of colors to work on. We know we couldn't play it safe with all our furnishings, considering we had this crazy fun rug, so we went with two bright mid-century modern yellow chairs. For the couch and faux fur pillows we went with a faded chocolate like the rug's base. 

Tip 2 :  Think Texture. One of the most fun things about design is collecting samples and textures. From smooth, to fuzzy, to tattered leather rough, textures can change an entire look and make elements go together that otherwise would clash. 

Tip 3 :  Think Space. When you pick your furnishings, measure first! You don't want to end up with an oversized couch, two tall stools and an Ottoman if you only have 5'-5' square feet. And even if you do have more space, mix and matching heights can be awkward and deadly to your design plan. 

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let's reupholster

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