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.

 

 

BEFORE AND AFTER PLAYING ROOM THE BROOKLYN CLOCK TOWER RESIDENCE 2

BEFORE AND AFTER PLAYING ROOM THE BROOKLYN CLOCK TOWER RESIDENCE 2

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 recently 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 has been completely re-imagined and redesigned to fully optimize the flow and function of each space in the apartment. 

From Master Bedroom to Playing Room / Guest Room 

After the remodel, what was a dark master bedroom, is now a bright, modern and playful space. It is perfect for playing games, experimenting with crafts and hosting guests. 

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To integrate traditional and modern design styles into something unique and up-to-date, we used this vintage carpet brought from China that had a sentimental value for our client and framed it!

The Master Bathroom was transformed into a beautiful Guest Bathroom which matches the clean, sleek design of the Guest Bedroom.

Before Master Bathroom 

Before Master Bathroom 

After picture:  Guest Bathroom

After picture:  Guest Bathroom

BEFORE AND AFTER LIVING ROOM THE BROOKLYN CLOCK TOWER RESIDENCE

BEFORE AND AFTER LIVING 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 optimise the flow and function of each space in the apartment. 

The Living Room

We created a relaxing contemporary family room using a tone and tone color palette and a bright accent color. This added an instant happy note and a lot of style to the room. The apricot color is both refreshing and soothing. The long floor to ceiling drapes  emphasise on the great height of the room and let a lot of natural light in, making it a very sunny room.  The plush rug, the leather ottoman, the linen sofa, the natural fibres of our linen and felt "BonBon Chouval" pillows*** and velvet pillows form an harmonious composition of layers. 

***Soon available online

 

 

Living a Colorful Life

We have each experienced a moment in our lives where color made us feel - whether we walked into a room and instantly felt happier, inspired or motivated, color is a powerful interior design tool to evoke emotion, to create a mood, and to bring our rooms to life. 

The psychology of color has been studied for many years and whether it is through paint colors on the wall, or through accented pieces in the room, color has the ability to affect our moods and impact our behaviors.

For example, the color red is an exciting addition to any room as it sparks conversation and draws people in to gather, however, it is also known to raise blood pressure and speed heart rate so it is not suggested for a bedroom color or accent, as is the tranquil, calming color of blue - also a top suggested color for a living room space to help all to feel more relaxed. An example of this type of design can be seen in the Marie Burgos Design below.

The color green is a surprising neutral accent to the traditional colors of brown, black and grey, as green is considered the most restful color to the eye and can be incorporated into any room in your home. Yellow as you can imagine instantly brings a brighter, more cheerful feeling, however, it is also known to bring out a tendency to argue and is never recommended for children, as it has been studied to cause babies to cry more often! One of the most sophisticated and daring colors to welcome into your room is the color of purple. Seen as regal and chic, the color purple instantly brings elegance and a rich feel into your home as featured in another Marie Burgos Design below.

No matter what room in your home you are designing, choose colors that just make you feel good. Go with what you are naturally drawn to and never be afraid to add color and express yourself!

BEFORE AND AFTER DINING ROOM AT THE ART COLLECTORS' HOME

BEFORE AND AFTER DINING ROOM AT THE ART COLLECTORS' HOME

DINING ROOM AT THE COLLECTORS HOME: 

The narrowness of the space called for streamlined furniture pieces, and this was a problem that we solved  by designing a custom-made dining room banquette.

We added a very modern element: the blue leather, but also some warmer elements such as the walnut cabinetry, which hosts extra storage on one side and a fun bar on the other.  The leather was used on most of the seating furniture pieces (sofa, kitchen chairs, leather banquette) for durability as the clients have a lovely dog.

We added a lot of lighting so the space would not be dark as the dining room is located at the center of the apartment.

THE KITCHEN

It is a very modern style kitchen with some classical lines with the Carrera Marble that wraps around with waterfalls on each side of the island. 

   BEFORE PICTURES OF THE DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN AREA

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5 ECO-FRIENDLY DESIGN IDEAS FOR YOUR KITCHEN

The kitchen is the heart of every home, the room where you spend most of your waking hours in the house, and the place where the whole family gathers each day. Therefore, it’s often also the room that people put the most thought into renovating. When you’re creating a new kitchen design, you want a room that works for you, functioning in a way that meets your needs. You also want a room that’s attractive and makes you feel good about being in there. Finally, most homeowners today are also considering eco-friendly and green options for their kitchens to both save energy and to create a healthier, more sustainable home for their families. These 5 eco-friendly design ideas for your kitchen will help you achieve all those goals.

1.     Bamboo Lumber Cabinets

Credit: www.woodweb.com

Credit: www.woodweb.com

Cabinets make up a large part of your kitchen. They typically line at least two walls, and are necessary for providing storage for your dishes, pots and pans, glasses, and other items. Because they make up such a large part of the room, most people select their new cabinets either first or second in the design process.

When you’re considering your options, be sure to look at bamboo lumber cabinets as well. Bamboo lumber is a sustainable material with no urea formaldehyde added, so it’s better for the environment and better for your family. It also gives your cabinets an attractive, contemporary appearance that fits in well with today’s trends.

Another option is to use cabinets with a bamboo veneer. This will give you the same look and sustainable finish on your choice of plywood box.

2.     Toe-Touch Faucets

Credit: www.grohe.com

Credit: www.grohe.com

Your kitchen sink gets a lot of use on a daily basis. You use it to wash your hands, fill pots, get a drink, or water your plants. And many of the times when you’re using your faucet, your hands are either dirty or full. So, you may struggle to turn the faucet on and off, or you may leave it running longer than necessary while you wait for the ideal time to reach for the handle.

A toe-touch faucet has a concealed button beneath your sink base cabinet that you can reach with your toe. It allows you to turn on and off the faucet even when your hands are full or dirty, so your faucet can stay cleaner and you use less water overall.

3.     Recycled Content Countertops

Credit: www.glassrecycled.com

Credit: www.glassrecycled.com

Second only to the cabinets in order of importance to the room is the countertop. Your counter takes up a lot of visible space in the room, and needs to withstand anything you can throw at it from chopping to hot pots. For many years, people liked the idea of stone counters for their looks and durability, but stone isn’t the eco-friendliest material out there.

Instead, consider looking at a recycled glass countertop. Made of recycled glass from things like old lightbulbs and held together with a colored resin, recycled glass counters are eco-friendly, attractive, and low maintenance. A recycled glass counter doesn’t stain, scratch, or burn; you can cut on it or put a pot hot off the stove on it and nothing will happen. They come in a wide range of different color options as well, letting you easily match the rest of your kitchen design.

4.      Hardwood Flooring

www.nydreeflooring.com

www.nydreeflooring.com

There are few things that will raise your property and resale values more quickly than the addition of hardwood floors in the home. And when compared to several of the other materials on the market today, hardwood is a sustainable material as well.

While things like clay and natural stone are limited in their availability – once they’re gone, they’re gone – responsible harvesting of hardwoods means that new trees can be planted to take the place of those that were cut. And newer cutting and manufacturing processes mean that more of the lumber gets used, producing less waste. Hardwoods, both solid and engineered, can last for decades as well, making them a long-term investment in your home, as well as a sustainable choice.

5.     Cork Backsplash

Credit: W Hotel Residence - Houzz.com

Credit: W Hotel Residence - Houzz.com

Want an attractive, dynamic backsplash that will also double as a bulletin board, or that will allow you to easily attach things like rails to hold knives and other appliances? Consider a cork tile backsplash. Cork tiles are made from the bark of a tree, which regrows the bark naturally, making cork an eco-friendly material.

Cork tiles come in numerous sizes, patterns, and colors so you can find some that will complement your kitchen design. Cork is also naturally water resistant – a must in a busy kitchen. Because the tiles are resilient, you can easily attach appliance rails to the backsplash without drilling invasive holes, either. You can also use a section as a bulletin board to help keep your busy family up to date as well.

Create a Greener Kitchen

There are countless ways that you can include some eco-friendly design features in your new kitchen. Use these 5 ideas as a jumping off point to creating the green kitchen of your dreams. 

 

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES THE ART COLLECTORS' HOME LIVING ROOM

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES THE ART COLLECTORS' HOME LIVING ROOM


This home is the top floor of an 1900 Brownstone in the heart of Hoboken NJ. We kept the brownstone charm with beautiful crown moldings, high ceilings and furnishing and paired it with very modern elements.
We transformed it into a modern apartment for a young energetic couple who collect art pieces throughout their travels. They wanted to integrate most of their personal art collection and to make the apartment as modern and high tech as possible while keeping the classic brownstone flair.
The art collection is present throughout the entire space in the form of paintings, objects, memorabilia but also furnishing. 
 

 

How we did it? 

Those are some of the main pieces that helped us transformed this raw place into a high-end modern living-room. 

-The Charcoal Walnut hardwood flooring upgrades the look of the living room. It provides a rich warm tone to the space. 

-The rug is art to the floor. Its unique abstract design stands out in the decor bringing texture and warmth. 

-The custom-made cabinetry in gray oak and glass showcases an eclectic art collection of curiosities and memorabilia. Making these built ins perfect conversational pieces!

-The French Fireplace mantel inspired by Louis XVI design in Carrara marble enhances the architecture of this classic brownstone room. A special highlight is added by a custom mosaic loop design in white & grey glass with variations of gold. 

- The one of a kind Artwork is original and sets the tone with a vivid color. 

-The elegant window treatment were custom-made. They frame the windows beautifully and add a soft layer to the space.

 

 

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

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.