BEFORE AND AFTER MANHATTAN MODERN MASTER BEDROOM and WATER ROOM

BEFORE AND AFTER MANHATTAN MODERN MASTER BEDROOM and WATER ROOM

Before and After photos are among our favorites to reveal to give our readers an inside glimpse into the work that we do each day. Below is a look at a Manhattan Master Bedroom that received a full redesign from our Marie Burgos Design Team!  

BEFORE MASTER BEDROOM

BEFORE MASTER BATHROOM

AFTER MASTER BATHROOM

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES - BOY & GIRL BEDROOM'S DESIGNS -

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES - BOY & GIRL BEDROOM'S DESIGNS -

The "Manhattan Upper East Side Family Home" project included two little children: A 4-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl. When designing a bedroom for a child, we always include their thoughts, and they generally enjoy to be involved in the design process! It is a lot of fun because children are very creative and are not afraid to incorporate bright and vivid colors or original items into the decor!

 However, kids grow up quickly and the challenge is also to make sure that the design will suit not only their mood, but also their size in a few years! 

BEFORE BOY'S BEDROOM

AFTER BOY'S BEDROOM

BEFORE GIRL'S BEDROOM

AFTER GIRL'S BEDROOM 

10 QUICK AND EASY REFRESHES FOR YOUR BATHROOM

10 QUICK AND EASY REFRESHES FOR YOUR BATHROOM

A trip to the shops, nursery and hardware store is all that's needed to give your bathroom a style lift

Whether you need an instant pick-me-up to enliven your bathroom’s aesthetic, or it needs a whole new look, these simple styling tips and projects will deliver a breath of fresh air to the smallest room in the house, but won’t make much of a dent in your hip pocket. The only challenge you’ll face is deciding which changes you want to make first.

1. Get fresh with flora
For instant gratification, place a vase of your favorite flowers on the bathroom counter. Depending on your selection, the arrangement can bring both a pop of color, and a delectable fragrance to the room.

Keep it pretty with peonies or roses …

Keep it pretty with peonies or roses …

… or go bold with natives. This tip is especially great for preparing a bathroom for guests.

… or go bold with natives. This tip is especially great for preparing a bathroom for guests.

2. Go wild with wonderful wallpaper
If your powder room is in need of a lift, be daring and opt for a statement wallpaper. A lively wallpaper in a small bathroom provides real bang for your buck, and is an excellent way to experiment with color and pattern. Wild wallpaper works best in small spaces with simple, stylish fixtures to avoid overwhelming the space.

3. Add a heavenly aroma
Why not spoil yourself with a decadent candle or fragrance diffuser to bring a sense of luxury to the bathroom. Try scents like lavender and sandalwood for relaxation, or citruses and mint for alertness. Integrating a fragrance into your bathroom is an easy but effective way to heighten your enjoyment of the space. If you’re fond of a long soak in the tub, lighting a beautiful candle will also add to the atmosphere.

4. Clear out the clutter
Possibly the simplest and cheapest way to refresh your bathroom is with an old fashioned deep clean and declutter. Clear the vanity countertop of the items that inevitably find their way there, put in some elbow grease to make your surfaces sparkle, and for the really committed, declutter your bathroom cabinets of unused or out-of-date products. To maintain a clear and calm bathroom, return only the absolute essentials to the countertop.

5. Bring in some new towels
While towels clearly have a utility value in the bathroom, they’re also a wonderful way to add colour, texture and pattern. Towels are an excellent device to vary the mood of your bathroom as often as you vary yours.

Try monochromatic towel patterns for a chic, contemporary vibe, or textured brights, such as turquoise or blue, for a summery feel.

Try monochromatic towel patterns for a chic, contemporary vibe, or textured brights, such as turquoise or blue, for a summery feel.

6. Organize and accessorize
Accessorizing with practical but pleasing storage systems can not only offer a visual update, but could also improve the way you use and experience your bathroom. For a quick fix, try a coordinated range of accessories from your favorite homewares store, or for the more patient and creatively inclined, opt for a bespoke storage solution such as this inventive hanging system.

7. Scrub up
To refresh both yourself and your bathroom, invest in a selection of sumptuous bath products. Look for a range that offers both opulent fragrances and appealing packaging. Alternatively, seek out attractive pumps and bottles you can fill with your existing products.

8. Turn over a new leaf
While fresh flowers are a delight, placing a potted plant in the bathroom will offer greater longevity for your investment. Choose an indoor plant with luscious green foliage suited to the conditions of a bathroom, such as a cast-iron plant or a peace lily, and display your plant in a decorative pot or planter bag. The gorgeous green leaves will bring both color and calm to your bathroom.

9. Get a handle on it
Handles can be the finishing flourish in the bathroom, like adding the perfect pair of earrings to a beautiful outfit. Swapping cabinet handles for something new is an affordable alternative to a full-scale revamp and a project most amateur DIYers could tackle in an afternoon. Try something bright and colorful for a cheerfully fresh look, or go for lucite and crystal for glamour.

10. Bring in the bling
For a truly extravagant bathing environment, it’s hard to go beyond the bling. If you’re dipping your toe into the bejewelled waters, start small with metallic and burnished accessories. For the veterans of sparkle, add a crystal pendant light or shimmering wall sconces. Remember that a little bling goes a long way, so err on the side of caution to achieve glam rather than gaudy.

Amy Kreitals February 13, 2017 Houzz Australia Contributor. Interior designer and artist living and working in inner-Melbourne.

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF A ZEN CONTEMPORARY FAMILY HOME

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF A ZEN CONTEMPORARY FAMILY HOME

Located in the Upper East Side Manhattan, NY, we designed a a zen contemporary family home in the heart of bustling Manhattan.

Before and After pictures of the Kitchen and Dining area:

Before Kitchen and Dining Area

Before Kitchen and Dining Area

Before - Dining Room

Before - Dining Room

After Kitchen and Dining area + Living room

After Kitchen and Dining area + Living room

The open kitchen is sleek and modern with meticulous detail, including white high-gloss cabinetry, appliances by Bosch, Jenn-air, Liebherr and a massive granite breakfast island that can comfortably seat four or more.

The separate dining area (below) is perfect for formal dinner gatherings:

Before - Dining Room

Before - Dining Room

Before Living room and Kitchen

After - Dining Room We chose an Organic Hemp Broadway Blue Wallpaper to cover the dining area's wall and make it a very comfortable place to receive guests - it brings in texture, personality and a chic quality to the space.

After - Dining Room

We chose an Organic Hemp Broadway Blue Wallpaper to cover the dining area's wall and make it a very comfortable place to receive guests - it brings in texture, personality and a chic quality to the space.

After Living Room and Kitchen

After Living Room and Kitchen

The generous living room has been designed to be a place where family and guests gather for group recreation like talking, reading, and watching TV. 

The Entertainment center has been custom designed by Marie Burgos Design.

Featured Accessories that will be very soon on sale at our online store! 

  • Bonbon Chouval Bleu de mer in Hig - fired glazed ceramic
  • Pillows: 
    • “Terra” Pillow Bonbon Chouval in natural linen, organic felt and gold By MBD 
    • “Yin” Pillow Bonbon Chouval in natural linen, organic felt and gold By MBD
    • “Yang” Pillow Bonbon Chouval in natural linen, organic felt and gold By MBD

 

 

 

BEST WORKPLACE DESIGNS YOU'LL WISH TO WORK IN !

BEST WORKPLACE DESIGNS YOU'LL WISH TO WORK IN !

Workplace designs have never been that important or taken into consideration as much until the famous Google Headquarters' concepts set the trend. Now we have seen powerful corporate engagement in creating and transforming the workplace into a positive, unique, colorful, functional and friendly environment. People want to be proud of the company they work for, and companies on the other side want their employees to work in a friendly atmosphere, reduce their stress level, and inspire them through emotional and enjoyable designs. It is now more than a design trend, it is a representation of a culture, a mindset! See some of the top corporate designs below.

 

From Left to Right:  Google toned down the Google for its Pittsburgh headquartersZurich Google,  The trifecta of Google offices in London, Google’s Amsterdam office design

Evolution Design has designed the new offices of consulting and legal firm PwC, located in Basel, Switzerland.

Evolution Design has designed the new offices of consulting and legal firm PwC, located in Basel, Switzerland.

Soesthetic Group has designed the new offices their architecture and design firm, located in Kiev, Ukraine.

Soesthetic Group has designed the new offices their architecture and design firm, located in Kiev, Ukraine.

Space & Solutions has designed the new offices of tech recruitment company Gattaca, located in London, England.

Space & Solutions has designed the new offices of tech recruitment company Gattaca, located in London, England.

Clockwork Architecture+Design has designed the new headquarters of construction company JE Dunn Construction, located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Clockwork Architecture+Design has designed the new headquarters of construction company JE Dunn Construction, located in Atlanta, Georgia.

ThirdWay Interiors has designed the new offices of digital media company Pink Squid, located in London, England.

ThirdWay Interiors has designed the new offices of digital media company Pink Squid, located in London, England.

Assembly Design has designed the new offices of transportation network Uber, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Assembly Design has designed the new offices of transportation network Uber, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Assembly Design has designed the new offices of transportation network Uber, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Assembly Design has designed the new offices of transportation network Uber, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Assembly Design has designed the new offices of transportation network Uber, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Assembly Design has designed the new offices of transportation network Uber, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Holmes Miller has designed the new offices of their branch in Guangzhou, China

Holmes Miller has designed the new offices of their branch in Guangzhou, China

Gensler has designed the new offices of e-commerce company Etsy, located in Brooklyn, New York City

Gensler has designed the new offices of e-commerce company Etsy, located in Brooklyn, New York City

Gensler has designed the new offices of e-commerce company Etsy, located in Brooklyn, New York City

Gensler has designed the new offices of e-commerce company Etsy, located in Brooklyn, New York City

Studio Ardete Pvt Ltd has designed the new offices of Atelier Krikos located in Punjab, India.

Studio Ardete Pvt Ltd has designed the new offices of Atelier Krikos located in Punjab, India.

Credit: https://officesnapshots.com

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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY POSITIVELY IMPACTS INTERIOR DESIGN

HOW COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY POSITIVELY IMPACTS INTERIOR DESIGN

The color of your interior wall plays a vital role to keep your peace and happy. The choice of color for your home should not be random as it has a huge impact on human psychology. Choosing a trendy color may give your home fancy look but it is very important to think about the right color that impacts your psychology. 

Orange and yellow color promotes optimism and Purple color develops creativity and problem-solving skill. Likewise, blue color stimulates productivity and provides the sense of security. There are various colors that have their different impact on human psychology. To know more about it, check out our below infographic from the Farthing

Thank you for The Farthing for their great article! 

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!