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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

Designing around the Globe...

Love this staircases look! The colorful world maps nicely framed are just a step away from discovering new countries and horizons...

Properly framed, lit, and displayed antique maps can be a part of almost any successful design scheme. World Globes are always a great addition to infuse a sense of world travel experience and culture to any interior.

Here are some great interior images where maps and globes are showcased to give a sense of grandeur to the space.

Here, the antique world Globe is paired with amazing artisanal pieces, books and a large painting illustrating the arrival of boats to the Americas. This creates a well lived in historical atmosphere and gives a very vintage look to this foyer. I love it!

The map can also have a more modern look and add an education piece to your teenagers room. It is fun and useful!

A living room with a lot of character showcasing a world globe by Designer Moises Esquenazi

Love this antique map from Paris! Anyone wants to travel with me?

Family Room Design with world Globe

Colorful and unexpected the  elements of this living space come together beautifully. The world globe is a great accent.

The store has decided to showcase their worldly style with this whole wall map. This is a great choice!

Which interior do you like best? Let me know by leaving me a comment on the blog. Thank you!

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui, email me at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

Luxury Home Goods from Exotic Places

I have just discovered IMPERIO showroom. They carry an amazing selection of luxury design accents for the adventurous designer!

Founded in 1999, IMPERIO jp is a lifestyle showroom focused on bringing the finest goods from around the world to the US and Europe. Items made by small craftsmen, artisans, and workshops in developing countries that previously have never exported, and use local materials.

From silk taffeta throws from Brazil, Cashmere fabrics from Peru,  to hand woven Ikat pillows and cow hide rugs from Argentina... their collection of treasures is endless...

Discover here some of their beautiful pieces which you can find in some of the most prestigious stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Barneys and more...

Silk pillows selection by Imperio

Silk Ikat pillows by Imperio

For more information on interior design and Feng Shui, email marie@ marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

Zigzag zigzag zigzag...........design looks!

Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, May 29 - September 13 2009

Turquoise and yellow Dining room- Jonathan Adler

Beautiful white and navy zig zag rug and decor by Jonathan Adler.

Zig zag white & gold wallpaper - Design Erinn Valencich

zig zag rug and Interior by Madeline Weinrib

Love this room all together from the Madeline Weinrib zig zag rug..to the Suzani inspired bench fabric from "Dzhambul" from Brunschwig & Fils. (Home ofKrista Ewart featured in Domino, June/July '07)

Jamie Drake's blend of zigzags, blue paisley and blue stripes on the sofa is absolutely masterful.

Yellow interior design - Source Cottage Living

To a softer, wider version on the settee in this beautiful dining room designed by Barbara Howard and showcased in Atlanta Homes magazine.

Sabbe Interior Design made this chevron wall with contact paper! (found viaDesign Sponge)

Interior by Billy Baldwin

Which one is your favorite? Let me know about it by leaving me a comment on the Blog!

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For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

Designing with CHOCOLATE color!

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Design your home by dipping it into chocolate, warm browns with toasty overtones that delight the senses and create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

Interior decorating trends are warming up to chocolate. Rich mochas, dusty cocoas, and deep coffee shades are cropping up in homes, bringing a depth to pallets that had previously been rather cool or just beige...

Banish any idea that dark walls make for a dark, dull room. Darker walls create a more sophisticated atmosphere. And don't be afraid to use a strong color in a small area.

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Interior by david Hicks

To balance dark chocolate walls, bring in neutral upholstery, lamps, and accessories. This approach keeps the space from feeling too closed in. Crisp cream colors are a welcome contrast against the chocolate brown.

Here crisp white and a fun mustard color are paired with the chocolate walls in Amanda Nisbet Design

When you decide to bring darker colors into your home its important to counter this with some contrasting colors. Imagine how beautiful a living room or bedroom of rich chocolate browns could be with white accessories and accents. A few simple additions in dove grey or a lighter bisque color can really make a dramatic statement.

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Sulky Chocolate Brown walls envelop this beautiful bed in a softness and warmth. It is just so inviting!

In this dining area all the dark brown walls that provide such coziness are Bittersweet Chocolate by Ben Moore, in case you were wondering!

The color brown and its lighter cousins in tan, taupe, beige, or cream make excellent backgrounds helping accompanying colors appear richer, brighter. Use brown to convey a feeling of warmth, honesty, and wholesomeness. Although found in nature year-round, brown is often considered a fall and winter color. It is more casual than black.

Interior by Marie Burgos Design

Here in one of my designs , I have used different shades of browns from deep chocolate brown to lighter browns, bronze and tans.

Chocolate brown kitchen cabinetry

Thanks to Brandon Barre Photography: Gorgeous, gorgeous kitchen! Chocolate brown stained kitchen cabinets shelves and coffee bar, white marble countertops, nickel fixtures, black iron lantern pendant lights, French doors, black crystal chandelier, white dining table with cabriole legs, French dining chairs and soft gray walls.

Another way to bring out the richness of chocolate browns is to add natural pieces such as plants.

Once your design is done, just curl up in your favorite sofa with a nice cup of hot thick italian hot chocolate and enjoy the rich warmth of your home design.

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Have you used chocolate paint in your home? Do you think that you are likely to use chocolate color in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

Just imagine- Colorful staircases designs...

Sometimes taken for granted, it is one of the most important elements of any building. Staircases link two or more floors and can be built and finished of different kinds of materials. From modern and simple to grand and elaborate, architects and designers are drawing up unique ways to bridge vertical distances. But what about their look? You can actually decorate the staircase in your home and let it be a showcase of your personality!

Usually unnoticed, when interior decorating your home, this area of the house plays an important role in the day-to-day lifestyle. Do you sit on the stairs to talk or to put your shoes on in the morning? Are the stairs used as a holding area for clothes to be put away or items to remember to bring with the next morning? The staircase may welcome guests or be part of the last part of your day. Here are unique designs to show you how to decorate a staircase to bring personality, décor, and pizzazz up and down.

Staircase with an orange runner

Happy and  Beautiful looking this staircase with orange runner! Look very grandiose...

Comfortable staircases look in one of my clients home- Marie Burgos Design

Multicolor staircases

Multicolor and fun these house staircases!

Staicase with Light blue runner

Soft beach house feel with this Staircases with Light blue runner.

Staircases with Light grey runner

This painted runner give a very chic look to these staircases. The orange accent is a beautiful addition.

Staircases with runner and rope

These very long Staircases showcase a beautiful runner with shades of  beige, tan and chocolate, still showing the rich shiny wooden  steps. The  creative rope option chosen as a handrail  adds functionality and chic to the decor.

Staircases with multicolor runner

Multicolor runner on these traditional staircases- Very unexpected, fun and beautiful!

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Which one is your favorite? Please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

Tone-on-tone interior decorating

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Tonal variation

Whether you lean towards the calming greens of jade, moss, mint, apple and emerald for your bedroom or would love your living room to be awash with blues that are as deep as the ocean or as light as the sky, decorating with these colours tone-on-tone will evoke a connection with nature like no other will. Relax and enjoy.

Wood

Working with harmonious natural wood tones is so fresh. Unless your intention is rustic wood cabin, keep your eye out for contemporary pieces of furniture or items with a modern twist. Panels of highly grained timber are beautiful backdrops for lighter cabinets or timber cut-outs, which are affordable pieces of art in themselves. Wood is so tactile that collecting special pieces can become quite an obsession.

Try using the natural hues of wood as an accent among the blues or greens. Grey also works well and adds a refined appeal. A throw rug in a steely grey tossed across the back of a chair, stainless-steel benchtops, polished-concrete floors or chunky rugs that run from grey into grey-blue would all be right at home.

Blue and green tones

There’s a growing global trend for harmonious colour combinations, particularly using tones of blue with other tones of blue as well as shades of green with green. Mixing it up with natural elements such as timber, which itself has lots of variations in both colour and texture, relaxes the look, making it a perfect palette.

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The key to making this work is balance. Pattern is wonderful but aim for a ratio of 30 per cent pattern against 70 per cent plain if you want the space to feel calm. Texture, be it in the scuffed-up paint on a treasured kitchen chair or the mottled pigment of a chalky wall, adds warmth through the suggestion of age. Bring in a breath of fresh, seasonal air with flowers in shades of the same colour: think hydrangea, cornflower, iris and lavender for starters.

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All shades of blue work well together. Deep inky blues offset turquoise shades and a dash of white brightens everything. Same goes for green. Forest, citrus and emerald greens sparkle when grouped in displays of collectable glass or dishes piled high on open shelves. Living with blues and greens isn’t about matching shades, as the effect may look contrived. It’s the subtle contrast between colours that makes this tone-on-tone approach so refreshing.Blue, in all its forms, be it cobalt, navy, royal, aqua or eggshell, is a meditative colour and green evokes harmony, making both perfect for a bedroom. It’s a great starting point for any decorating experiments as painting one room and adding some new bed linen is a relatively inexpensive exercise. Or consider sewing some pretty ribbon as a trim onto existing white sheets and pillowcases. Crafty crocheters can start picking up balls of wool in varying shades of blue or green whenever they pass a good shop so they have a colourful stash for a granny-square blanket when winter next rolls around.

For more information about interior design and Feng Shui, visit www.manobluedesign.com or email Marie Burgos at marie@manobludesign.com