Posts Tagged ‘Accessories’

Evan gets ACCESS to INSTUDIO Design Direction

Evan gets ACCESS to INSTUDIO Design Direction

San Francisco is well known for quirky apartments carved out of grand Victorian homes. Two young professionals recently from Washington D.C. admitted that their dog Evan sealed the deal for their securing a unique garden apartment. When their future landlord saw images of him via email the apartment was soon theirs. A small private garden […]


Getting Graphic in the Bedroom

Getting Graphic in the Bedroom

Pop art influenced interior design of 1960’s bedrooms. Bold graphics and color were being printed on bedding for the first time. Solid pastel bedding gave way to an art movement; the canvas was our beds. Artist Vera Neumann, Graphic Designer Peter Max and Finnish company Marimekko brought bold textiles and graphic prints to American homes. […]


Can’t get enough of that funky STUFF

Can’t get enough of that funky STUFF

After finding a parking space across the street, INSTUDIO interior Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis dropped into stuff for the first time. For decades, 150 Valencia has been an interesting odd place to buy old or used furniture from a long time San Francisco moving and storage company. Now, within the huge warehouse of stuff, […]


INSTUDIO HAS MOVED FROM PARK TO PORT

INSTUDIO HAS MOVED FROM PARK TO PORT

Being equally artists & interior designers the Design Directors of INSTUDIO are more like “Design Nerds” than “Designers”. When their lease was complete instead of trying to find exactly the same type of studio near the San Francisco Design Center they began to explore possibilities of retail space, artist’s studios and unusual shared office spaces […]


Creative Collaboration gets INSTUDIO Design Directors SHOT

Creative Collaboration gets INSTUDIO Design Directors SHOT

San Francisco’s South of Market is not a crime scene but an art and design scene.  INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors Samuel Fleming Lewis, Stephen Kladder and Lynne Gillan needed new photographs to celebrate their third year in business. They combined the talents of creative neighbors all within the same block. Photography: MISSION PICTURES INSTUDIO has […]


Furnishing a New Garden in Red

Furnishing a New Garden in Red

Fashion icon Diana Vreeland said “Red is the great clarifier — bright and revealing. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red — it would be like becoming bored with the person you love.” As fashion editor at Harpers Bazaar and Editor in Chief at Vogue Magazine, Vreeland was known for her sense of style, cutting […]


A Grand Rapids Family Room Designed in San Francisco

A Grand Rapids Family Room Designed in San Francisco

A client living in Grand Rapids, Michigan contacted the San Francisco Design Directors of INSTUDIO to develop a new design for her dated family room after removing carpet and installing hardwood floors. She took advantage of the new INSTUDIO Affordable Creative Concept Expert Support Subscription. The flat fee of $1,500 was paid in advance to […]


Sustainable Furniture from Cisco Home

Sustainable Furniture from Cisco Home

Sustainable furniture conjures images in one’s mind of artless boring utilitarian pieces developed by tie dye wearing tree huggers intent on saving the planet. You can erase that image when you visit San Francisco’s Cisco Home Hayes Valley location. The stylish furniture store draws you in with visually pleasing arrangements of art, unique case goods, […]


Samuel Fleming Lewis gets Pinned

Samuel Fleming Lewis gets Pinned

INSTUDIO interior Design Directors show their avid interest in all things related to art & design by utilizing instudio-sf.com and social media sites. By exposing artists, products, ideas, designs, history, images, small local shops or global manufacturers the goal is to let those interested in design or potential clients see what the Design Directors see […]


A Contemporary & Traditional Master Bedroom

A Contemporary & Traditional Master Bedroom

Sometimes those who love contemporary design actually live in traditional spaces. There is no reason not to have a room that matches your personal style when a balanced interior design is developed. New homeowners who find modernist designs appealing had a master bedroom with architectural features that included traditional moldings, oak hardwood floors, paneled doors, […]


INSTUDIO Design Directors discover CAVALIER by Jay Jeffers

INSTUDIO Design Directors discover CAVALIER by Jay Jeffers

INSTUDIO Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis is one of the few people who continue to produce furniture drawings by hand. For nearly a decade Lewis has provided hand drafting for custom furniture designed by Jeffers Design Group. When visiting the chic JDG interior design studio for a new project Lewis noticed a few changes on […]


The Bones of Interior Design Accessories

The Bones of Interior Design Accessories

When interior design is completed accessories add life and individual personality to rooms. Accessories make statements throughout the room with color, texture, sparkle and shape. Accessories are as individual as you are and should complement your décor. We think of natural accessories as flowers, shells, fruits, dried leaves, branches or stones and forget about bones. […]


Evolution of the Tolomeo Lamp

 Evolution of the Tolomeo Lamp

In 1987 Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide introduced the contemporary classic Tolomeo table lamp designed by architects Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina. In 1989 the Tolomeo table/task was given the Italian industrial design award “Compasso d’Oro” for achieving the perfect marriage between design and engineering. The lamp has become a global icon. Over decades a […]


Bored at Home? Try an INSTUDIO Restyle!

Bored at Home? Try an INSTUDIO Restyle!

Having nice things is sometimes not enough when you’ve had the same furniture, art and accessories for so long that you don’t see them anymore. It’s easy to become bored with your rooms simply using them every day and not seeing your home with fresh eyes or ideas for new possibilities. Everything old can become […]


A&G Merch of Brooklyn NY now in SF

A&G Merch of Brooklyn NY now in SF

No need for San Franciscans to fly to NYC and take the subway to Brooklyn, A&G MERCH is now in the Castro! While searching for accent tables and accessories to complete a design project INSTUDIO Design Directors happened into A&G MERCH.  There they found cool retro style sofas and chairs accented with the latest in […]


INSTUDIO gets INSIDE THE DESIGN

INSTUDIO gets INSIDE THE DESIGN

Everyday products that we recognize as global icons for their beauty, efficiency, reliability, innovative qualities or stunning design are featured on the Science Channel program INSIDE THE DESIGN. Within a 30 minute program three classic designs are explored. Viewers are given a glimpse of the production of enduring products, their history and design development. Manufacturing […]


INSTUDIO Directs Design at MISSION PICTURES

INSTUDIO Directs Design at MISSION PICTURES

The unassuming vine covered building at 1500 Seventeenth Street on the northwest corner of Arkansas looks plain on the outside but it is the home to three creative businesses. Buddy Rhodes is an artist and the innovative design force for concrete products. INSTUDIO Design Directors/Artists develop their ideas for art and interior design projects. MISSION […]


Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

San Francisco Design Directors Samuel Lewis and Stephen Kladder of INSTUDIO while visiting Grand Rapids, Michigan over the holiday break spent an afternoon at the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.  Recognized as one of the finest sculpture parks in the country and named one of the top 30 must-see museums in the world by […]


Create Gold and Silver Glittered Pinecones

Create Gold and Silver Glittered Pinecones

Nature provides perfect holiday decorations from majestic pine trees. Natural pine cones remind us of the season and add sculptural beauty to any style of interior design and décor. While the Design Directors of INSTUDIO think that “gilding the lily” would be a bad idea, they think that glittering the pinecone might be a good […]


The Art of a Graphic Recycled Wrap

The Art of a Graphic Recycled Wrap

INSTUDIO interior Design Directors give a holiday good wrap! They do this by creatively recycling tissue paper, kraft or brown bag paper and white copy paper. Within a few hours you too can create a personal bold holiday warp with an assortment of recycled papers, Elmer’s glue, a paint brush and a hair dryer. Make […]


Charlie Brown Trees Get Holiday Bling

Charlie Brown Trees Get Holiday Bling

The Design Directors of INSTUDIO give a new look to holiday décor.  Relying on their artistic nature, they recycle craft and style fallen tree branches into surprising Charlie Brown style trees. Gold and silver are foundation colors that can accent the design of any room. The golden tree is a branch that is first spray […]


Ask INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors

Ask INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors

With the changing light and climate we plan to spend more time at home during the fall season.  The winter holidays are rapidly approaching and often thoughts are geared towards entertaining family and friends. This brings to mind starting a few decorating and design projects to make ourselves and our homes a bit more inviting, […]


What’s Your Type of Decorative Accessory?

What’s Your Type of Decorative Accessory?

If yesterday’s communications technology is trash to someone, can it be a decorative treasure to another? Interior Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis was on an errand in San Francisco’s South of Market when he spotted a shiny, black, stamped metal plate nestled in the weeds not far from a new construction site. With interest his curiosity piqued, he decided […]


Looking for an Unusual Ottoman? Have a Ball!

Looking for an Unusual Ottoman? Have a Ball!

INSTUDIO interior Design Directors always keep an eye out for interesting shapes, forms, styles, materials or construction while searching for everyday furniture items like ottomans. When an unusual item is included in a design project it adds visual interest and takes on the quality of a functional work of art. A ball shaped tufted leather […]