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BEFORE AND AFTER LIVING ROOM GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

BEFORE AND AFTER LIVING ROOM GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

We gave back her glory days to this brownstone home by creating a grand entrance and a serene and airy living room. We kept some original elements such as the vintage front door which we fully restored. An original “bump” in the wall was desperately calling for a majestic Chesney Carrara fireplace mantel. The design theme of this first floor has a very coastal color palette. We added a colourful touch with a unique cement mosaic, also used as an accent for the fireplace surround.
Photo Credit : Francis Augustine -  CAPPUCCINO pillow in natural silk from  Marie Burgos Collection.

Photo Credit : Francis Augustine -

CAPPUCCINO pillow in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.

Photo Credit : Francis Augustine - Featuring the Yin and yang pillows in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.    “PINK CLOUD”    By Francis Augustine Photography    Metallic print mounted on acrylic

Photo Credit : Francis Augustine - Featuring the Yin and yang pillows in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.

“PINK CLOUD”

By Francis Augustine Photography

Metallic print mounted on acrylic

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Photo Credit : Francis Augustine - Featuring the Cappuccino and Yin and Yang  pillows in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.

Photo Credit : Francis Augustine - Featuring the Cappuccino and Yin and Yang  pillows in natural silk from Marie Burgos Collection.

By Anaïs Gibaud

 

 

 

BEFORE AND AFTER DINING ROOM THE BROOKLYN CLOCK TOWER RESIDENCE

BEFORE AND AFTER DINING ROOM THE BROOKLYN CLOCK TOWER RESIDENCE

Our latest project took place among the tallest four-sided clock towers in the world!  Constructed in a modernized Byzantine-Romanesque style, the building has been converted into luxury condominium apartments. 

The W. Family contacted us as after they purchased their second apartment next door so they could join them and form one spacious residence. 

As you will see below presented in the Before and After, the space's layout has been completely re-imagined and redesigned to fully optimize the flow and function of each space in the apartment. 

The Dining Room

The Dining Room was previously a shared kids' bedroom, and is now an elegant Dining Room. The colorful, natural and textured wall coverings paired with a fabulous crystal chandelier brings a lot of glamour. The bronze sea urchin wall accents as well as the cowhide rug with metallic finish adds a chic unexpected element to the look. The piano contributes to create a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere.

To see another idea of work, please see the following article from our friends at Top Reveal: http://topreveal.com/daring-dining-room-ideas

By Anaïs Gibaud

 

 

BEST DESIGNER OF THE YEAR BY MAISON & OBJET 2017

BEST DESIGNER OF THE YEAR BY MAISON & OBJET 2017

www.pierrecharpin.com

www.pierrecharpin.com

Each year in January the most important European event for Interior Design is held:

Must-have collections, innovations and talents were all gathered last week in Paris! 

The show runs twice a year and each time, a Designer is awarded as the Best Designer of the Year. A more product design-oriented profile is designated in January and a more closely related to the world of interior architecture or decor designer for September. 

The Best Designer of the year this time was French Designer:

Pierre Chapin www.maison-objet.com

Pierre Chapin www.maison-objet.com

His poetic, minimalist style has made its mark. Post Design, Zanotta, Montina, Venini, Alessi… Design companies can’t get enough of his work. 

In 1998, he produced a series of glass objects at the CIRVA, (Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et Les Arts Plastiques) in Marseille.

Two years later in Vallauris he tried his hand at ceramics.

From 1998 to 2008, Pierre Charpin taught at the Ecole supérieure d’art et de design in Reims and he has been teaching at Ecal in Lausanne, Switzerland ever since, but he has never lost sight of his grail.

In 2011, he designed Intervalles, a collection of glasses and a carafe for Cristalleries Saint-Louis.

More of his designs at N.50 apartment at Modernist architect Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse housing block in Marseille where he has undergone a colourful refit: 

Congratulations, Pierre, and we look forward to all of your future work! 

Credit: www.deezen.com 

www.pierrecharpin.com 

 

By Anaïs Gibaud

 

 

 

 

 

The 20 best designer in New York City on LuxPad

The 20 best designer in New York City on LuxPad

With the understanding of the Feng Shui philosophy and ability to see the needs of the clients, Marie Burgos Design has been featured by The Lux Pad among 19 other designers ( click here for the complete list). The harmonious and elegant designs that gave each clients a unique space identity have gain their trust and a widely spread acknowledgement. Characterized by the soothing and calming atmosphere through the choice of color, texture and layouts, Marie Burgos Design have been redefining homes for their fellow New Yorker’s successfully to provide a more comfortable and loving everyday living.

Designed by Marie Burgos

Designed by Marie Burgos

Behind the Scenes of a Design Photo Shoot!

Behind the Scenes of a Design Photo Shoot!

This is the behind the scenes of a memorable day!  

After months of hard work, putting together the perfect design, comes the best part:

We are deeply proud of all we created together, and that our clients are so grateful! 

Now that we have converted this authentic Brownstone apartment into a wonderful home, it is now time to let this beautiful Art Collectors couple enjoy!

We will soon publish the Before and After pictures as well so you can have a glimpse of all that has been done! 

By Anaïs Gibaud

BEFORE AND AFTER WEST VILLAGE TAILORED RESIDENCE - Bedroom

BEFORE AND AFTER WEST VILLAGE TAILORED RESIDENCE - Bedroom

The Inspiration behind the Design

Our french born client was inspired by The Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan. Where each room feels like an apartment, luxurious and casual at the same time.
The inspiration: French touch at the Greenwich Hotel.  Credit: www.greenwichhotel.com 

The inspiration: French touch at the Greenwich Hotel.

Credit: www.greenwichhotel.com 

After Master bedroom
We brought in this casual luxury with the mix of the whole woods, rich fabrics, leathers, metal and lighting.

Furnishings in the bedroom are drawn from a wide range of cultural influences, from Maroccan hand-loomed Wool rugs , to English Leather Accent wall tiles or Italian designed Bed.

Marie Burgos Design also wanted to create a space with comfort.

The millwork for the Nightstands and cabinetry and all window drapes and pillows were entirely custom-made by Marie Burgos Design for the client space and needs.
Before Picture of the Master Bedroom

Before Picture of the Master Bedroom

Before Picture of the Master Bedroom

Before Picture of the Master Bedroom

After
There is never too much storage! We created a large and confortable walking closet by opening the space.  A wall and and two little closets were removed and replaced by a fully custom-made wood cabinetry. 

There is never too much storage! We created a large and confortable walking closet by opening the space.  A wall and and two little closets were removed and replaced by a fully custom-made wood cabinetry. 

By Anaïs Gibaud

Difference between Ceramic and Porcelain tiles

Porcelain and ceramic may belong to the same family, but they are two slightly different products. 

Both porcelain and ceramic can be used to cover walls, ceilings, countertops, showers and backsplashes. 

Ceramic Tiles

Credit: Cruzine.com   

Credit: Cruzine.com

 

Ceramic Tile is a mixture of clays, sands, water and other natural materials. The special clays are mined from the earth, shaped, molded to form square or rectangular tiles and then baked in a kiln to remove most of the moisture.

Traditional ceramic tile can be naturally colored and left unglazed like terra cotta.    

Traditional ceramic tile can be naturally colored and left unglazed like terra cotta.

 

Or they can feature colored or highly designed surfaces which can be glazed (finished with a glass surface) either in a high gloss or matte finish.    

Or they can feature colored or highly designed surfaces which can be glazed (finished with a glass surface) either in a high gloss or matte finish.

 

Porcelain Tiles

Credit: Surface.fr

Credit: Surface.fr

Porcelain tile is a newer form of ceramic tile.

Porcelain tiles are composed of fine porcelain clays and fired at much higher temperatures than ceramic tiles. This process makes porcelain tile more dense, less porous, much harder and less prone to moisture and stain absorption than ceramic tiles. 

Porcelains fall into two broad categories:

 

Through body porcelains: They have the color all the way through the body of the tile and as such do not have any glazing on the top to wear off.

Glazed porcelains have the porcelain clay with a glazed top like most non-porcelain ceramic tiles.

PROS AND CONS

Pros:

-Porcelain can safely be used indoors or outdoors.

-Porcelain  is less likely to crack due to freezing.

-Porcelain tiles are more dense so they absorb less water.

-Porcelain tile are less prone to stain absorption than ceramic tiles.

-Porcelain tiles are also harder and have higher breaking strengths due to their density.

-Ceramic tiles are easier to cut,  so easier to use when working in an oddly shaped area that requires a large number of special cuts.

 

Cons:

-Ceramic is designed only for indoor use.

-Ceramic tile is more susceptible to freezing- and thawing-related cracks. 

 

By Anaïs Gibaud

Admiration and envy

True, renovations can get messy, destructive and noisy but the end result will uplift your daily routine.  This incredible kitchen renovation, created by Maryland designer Kristin Peake, took this home from drab and dull to light, airy and breathtaking.

Undoubtedly, the most drastic improvement is the transformation provided by the white cabinetry and trim.  Immediately the space feels open and ethereal, offering a peaceful gathering zone.  Peake also took the families needs into account by generating several different seating arrangements such as the table in the bay window, high top chairs at the bar and a comfortable seating setup surrounding the fireplace.  A number of additions proved to support the needs of the residents; more storage in the island, rotating water spigot over the stove and farmhouse sink.

Simply put, this renovation provided a reinvention vested in the family’s needs.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

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