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BEST INSPIRATIONS FOR DECORATING WITH STONES

Stone is a natural material that is commonly used in the design field to help bring warmth and character into a space. Each piece of stone has its own personality and charm, based on its color and texture. Decorating the space with stone is also a good way to bring in a sense of nature connecting the outdoors with the interior. In an interior space, stone could be used many different ways - it could be used as a beautiful counter top in the kitchen or it could be used a gorgeous flooring in the living room. There is no limit to what stone could be used for in any interior. Here is collage of different mood images that relate to stone and how it can be used to decorate any space.

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

 

 

CREATE A DIFFERENT ENERGY WITH ACCESSORIES IN YOUR HOME

CREATE A DIFFERENT ENERGY WITH ACCESSORIES IN YOUR HOME

Some well-placed accessories can completely change the look of the rooms within your home, whether you want to create a harmonious energy or are going for a more modern, vibrant feel. Adding accessories to your home is a great way to explore new trends or new color schemes without redecorating or investing too much on an idea. Take some inspiration from these accessory ideas and inject some personality into each of your rooms.

Water Creates Harmony

Aquarium and custom-made cabinetry by Marie Burgos Design

Aquarium and custom-made cabinetry by Marie Burgos Design

The focal point of your lounge does not have to be the television. A distinctive water feature such as a small fountain will really stand out and create a relaxed, harmonious atmosphere. If you are introducing Feng Shui into your home, a water feature should face the front door to keep positive energy, or Chi, in your home. An aquarium with some exotic fish is an alternative talking point and is a relaxing addition to any room.

 

Light it Up

The Art Collectors' Home designed by Marie Burgos Design

The Art Collectors' Home designed by Marie Burgos Design

Natural light is best to create harmony and open up your home, but the same effect can be achieved with lighting as an accessory. Ambient lighting in the form of lamps or uplighters are ideal for places you like to relax in such as the bedroom or living room. Lighting can also be practical when placed in areas such as the kitchen or your cabinets. Colored lighting can create a different atmosphere in every room. Try blue or green hues to create a natural feel. Red or orange creates a modern, energetic mood.

Reflect your Energy

Mirror at The Spicy Warehouse designed by Marie Burgos Design

Mirror at The Spicy Warehouse designed by Marie Burgos Design

Mirrors are ideal for creating the illusion of space in a room and also reflect natural light to add warmth to your home. Ensure that they are not facing your front door to keep the positive energy within your home. Colored glassware or surfaces add to the reflective look so these can be added where there may not be space to hang or place mirrors.

Add a Personal Touch

Bonbon Chouval Sculpture from Victor Anicet at the Chelsea Duplex project

Bonbon Chouval Sculpture from Victor Anicet at the Chelsea Duplex project

Accessories do not just have to be about energy or style. Add something to show your personality to visitors, whether it be your favorite color, art or even some accessories indicating your favorite books or movies.

Remember not to fall into the trap of over-accessorizing as this will create clutter in your home. Instead, go for a few minor additions to change the mood and energy of each room accordingly.

Mood boards to the rescue

Mood boards help inspire architects, graphic and interior designers, along with other numerous creative professions. These boards often contain material samples, inspirational photography, color swatches or even magazine clips of decor.  All of these items arranged together communicate a design concept to the client or co-workers.

Lucky for us, mood boards are also a great way for a home owner to discover design preference and style.  It’s as easy as identifying a few of your favorite items throughout your home. Dig through the closet, china cabinet, photographs and even literature to find anything that makes your heart skip a beat.  Cluster all the items together on a table or the floor allowing the interaction of textures, colors and patterns to appear. Most likely, a similar color scheme or emotion will be conveyed by the collection of items.

Finally, identify how the collection of items can be translated into a design.  Take, for example, the mood board below.  The paint color might be derived from the several shades of off-white and brown present in each image. The lace dress equals flowing lace window treatments or dainty crochet throw pillows.  The floating lanterns might translate into a pair of gorgeous wicker cabana chairs. Overall, the images elude a crisp, romantic feel.

With all of this in mind, take a moment to collect a few of your favorite things, and see what you find out about your design style.

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

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