BEFORE AND AFTER DINING ROOM GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

BEFORE AND AFTER DINING ROOM GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

Requests from client for final design:      - To give them a beautiful and practical home with feeling of extra space despite the narrowness of the house.

Requests from client for final design: 

    - To give them a beautiful and practical home with feeling of extra space despite the narrowness of the house.

What you see today as a beautiful airy dining room use to be a corridor leading to the staircase and kitchen to the back as well as a Laundry Room. (See the before photo bellow: the 2 left side pillars delimitating the corridor and laundry roomfootprint)
Mood!

Mood!

3D RENDER OF THE DINING ROOM 

3D RENDER OF THE DINING ROOM 

The beautiful grasscloth wallpaper by Philipp Jeffreys sets the tone for an organic and coastal dining space. The chandelier becomes the jewels of this lengthy room when lit and reflects on the silver mirror. Love the original staircase banister that we were able to salvage!

BEFORE AND AFTER KITCHEN GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

BEFORE AND AFTER KITCHEN GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

We expended the foot print of the original kitchen by 8 feet and integrated a new glasses and a panoramic window over the new sink.
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Welcome to this brand new kitchen, a spacious place perfect for entertaining and family time.
 3D render of the Kitchen ! 

 3D render of the Kitchen ! 

BEFORE AND AFTER FAMILY ROOM GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

BEFORE AND AFTER FAMILY ROOM GARDEN STREET BROWNSTONE

This family room is the hub of the home, the use cheerful colors and fun patterns sets the tone of the room.
The comfortable seating are perfect for fun family gathering.
We kept some of the original elements such as the marble fireplace mantel and the victorian style pocket doors.
The 17th-century Spanish style design turned-wood and solid travertine top coffee table anchor the room by bringing another element with character.
Room Elevations 

Room Elevations 

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3D RENDER of the Family room. 

3D RENDER of the Family room. 

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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.

 

 

 

Dreaming our Rooms to Life

Dreaming our Rooms to Life

Today, visualization is one of the most powerful tools in our daily lives. The notion that if we picture our goals materializing, and truly see ourselves in the action, that we will highly increase our chances of those dreams coming true.

Therefore, just as a vision board brings our career and personal aspirations to life, capturing the design technique of gallery style art on our favorite room walls, is something truly inspiring! Gallery art is when you combine a collection of photos or items in a grouping onto the wall to create visual interest and a dynamic focal point in your room.So what if we took the concept of vision boarding and used a collection of selected and motivational framed pictures, aspirational collages, meaningful portraits, art pieces, etc. to not only take our vision board to the next level, but to offer an intimate, personal design in our room of choice that surrounds us each day? It serves as a constant reminder of our dreams and aspirations and how we sketched that vision into the design of our best room to immediately put it into action.

Photo courtesy of HGTV.com

Photo courtesy of HGTV.com

By placing this wall in your office, bedroom, or favorite living space, it is a room of action and reflection, and this wall is serving as the focus of your design and your mind. It helps to push forward the vision you are trying to achieve in a fresh new way.

Photo courtesy of ktinteriors.design.com  

Photo courtesy of ktinteriors.design.com

 

PhotO Credit: Francis Augustine Design By Marie Burgos Design

PhotO Credit: Francis Augustine Design By Marie Burgos Design

There is no right or wrong way to put a gallery wall together. Just choose items you are drawn to and place them in a way that feels right. Similar to vision boarding, you will be surprised at how the messaging falls into place and helps you to form your innermost desires for your life. Our only words of wisdom – lay all of the pictures and items on the floor first to determine proper placement before committing them to the wall!

 

High Tech Home Design

High Tech Home Design

Technology is ever-present in every aspect of our lives, but do we ever stop to think about how new advancements in tech developments are being incorporated into our home design?

It is nearly implied in all that we do within today’s consumer marketplace that high tech additions are essential to create the ultimate smart home. Whether we are adding solar technology, devices such as Amazon’s Alexa to bring our environments to life, or even just the biggest and best in large screen TV’s, appliances, sound systems and more, we are continuously adding technology directly into our home design whether we are consciously integrating it or not. So when do each of these technology additions hinder the look and feel of our beautiful home?

For Marie Burgos Design, it is consistently about the harmony of the space and the Feng Shui principles that create a home that is entirely your own. It is a custom feel that goes far beyond the additions of high tech gadgets, yet still realizing that technology does take your home to the next level – it is just all in how it is thoughtfully added into the design of each and every room.

For example, when adding something such as a large screen TV to your living room area, carefully consider its placement, the furniture it may complement, and think of it more of an art piece, rather than merely a device. Technology in the home adds function, capability, custom preference, and impressive modern touches, however, it is still important to make each tech addition a complement to your room and not the main focal point. Allow each element to be a piece that brings life to your space and serves its purpose while still maintaining the integrity of your beautiful home. 

In this Hoboken home completed by Marie below, this is a smart home from the entrance throughout the entirety of the house with elements including the HVAC, security alarm and front door keypad all controlled from the owner's mobile device. The bathrooms also integrate smart technology such as music, iPads, heating, LED lights, shower temperatures, and timed programming. However, as you can see from the room featured here, everything is beautifully incorporated and even the large screen TV blends seamlessly as a piece of the overall design.

Naturally Timeless: Bathroom Design with Natural Materials

Naturally Timeless: Bathroom Design with Natural Materials

Designed by Marie Burgos Design -  Credit Francis Augustine  Floor and Wall porcelain tiles by Venezia Ivory - Caesarstone countertop

Designed by Marie Burgos Design -  Credit Francis Augustine 

Floor and Wall porcelain tiles by Venezia Ivory - Caesarstone countertop

The modern bathroom performs many functions - as one of the most used rooms in the house, it sees everything from early morning splashes at the sink, to long evening baths for winding down at the end of a stressful week. Making sure your bathroom is well-designed to fulfill your needs is important, as is creating a timeless and stylish theme which blends well with your home for years to come.

Designed by Marie Burgos Design - Photo credit Francis Augustine Marvel  Calacatta by Nemo Tiles 

Designed by Marie Burgos Design - Photo credit Francis Augustine

Marvel  Calacatta by Nemo Tiles 

Natural materials are very popular for bathrooms, giving off a calming and relaxing atmosphere which people instinctively respond to. Stone is solid and traditional, and used in bathrooms for centuries thanks to its durability and connection with water. Marble is particularly favored for its luxurious and classic look, but there is such a wide range of colors, textures, and finishes of stone available that there is something to suit everyone. Wood might not be seen so often in the bathroom, but is growing in popularity and is fantastic for creating a warm and organic feel. Try dark teak paired with white stone for a strong monochromatic look, or pale oak and pastel shades for a softer, more comforting feel.

Designed by Marie Burgos Design - Photo Credit Francis Augustine Tiles: Volcano Sabbia Porceleain Tiles in Natural Finish by Nemo Tiles 

Designed by Marie Burgos Design - Photo Credit Francis Augustine

Tiles: Volcano Sabbia Porceleain Tiles in Natural Finish by Nemo Tiles 

Think about what takes place in your bathroom and what areas you need - a family bathroom will be quite different to an ensuite in a solo pad. Using different natural materials to break up and connect these spaces can be an excellent way to inject some interest and character into your bathroom. A walk-in shower helps to maintain flow in the room, particularly if you think carefully about how your tiling can be turned to this purpose. Not being restrained by a pre-sized tray means you can make the most of what space and shape you have available, and by following universal design principles, this means that your bathroom will be accessible and usable for people of all ages for years to come.

Designed by Marie Burgos Design - Photo Credit Francis Augustine  Floor Tiles: Thassos Marble - Floor Accent Tile: Seashell Blocking mosaic - Accent Tiles: Gardenia Calliope Thassos and Glass Tile from Tile Bar  

Designed by Marie Burgos Design - Photo Credit Francis Augustine 

Floor Tiles: Thassos Marble - Floor Accent Tile: Seashell Blocking mosaic - Accent Tiles: Gardenia Calliope Thassos and Glass Tile from Tile Bar  

Fixtures and fittings should also be accessible and easy to use, but be in keeping with the theme you have created. Brass or copper plumbing in rounded shapes can bring a warm, heritage feel with a timeless quality, and set off both wood and stone beautifully. Square silver options have a sleeker, more modern feel, but can contrast equally well.

Designed by Marie Burgos Design - Photo Credit Francis Augustine Countertop: Clamshell by Caesarstone - Sperry Wall Sconces from Hudson Valley lighting. 

Designed by Marie Burgos Design - Photo Credit Francis Augustine

Countertop: Clamshell by Caesarstone - Sperry Wall Sconces from Hudson Valley lighting. 

Plan your lighting carefully too, to make sure that there is plenty of bright and well directed light in places where you will be concentrating and paying attention to detail; but it’s also important to be able to create a softer ambience around the bath and shower. Your bathroom is functional and needs to fulfill its role, but also be comfortable and flexible to meet all of your needs.

Written by Jenny Holt 

 

BEFORE AND AFTER MASTER BEDROOM THE BROOKLYN CLOCK TOWER RESIDENCE

BEFORE AND AFTER MASTER BEDROOM 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 along the Before and After - the space has been completely rethinked and redesigned to fully optimise the flow and functions of each space in the apartment. 

FROM LIVING ROOM to MASTER BEDROOM

What was the Living room and kitchen has been fully remodelled into a calming spa-like feel and luxurious Master Bedroom en-suite. We Introduced an elegant fireplace with a unique walnut mantel to the space and it instantly transformed the space from “whatever” to “wow!”. 

FROM KITCHEN TO MASTER BATHROOM

This existed kitchen of the previous apartment has been replaced into a spacious spa-like bathroom to complete the Master Suite. 

MASTER BATHROOM

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.