Posts Tagged ‘Color’

Design Direction for a San Francisco Remodel

Design Direction for a San Francisco Remodel

Living in a recently purchased house for six months to a year can often be the best way for homeowners to figure out what is needed to mold their house into a home. A San Francisco family of four found a house that suited them but did very little to it except for a change […]


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. […]


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 […]


Time to Refresh My Daughter’s Bedroom

Time to Refresh My Daughter's Bedroom

INSTUDIO Interior Design Direction is available online.  Wherever you live you can have access to a designer with a flat fee subscription. The online consultation below solved a design problem when a dad needed to redecorate his teen daughter’s room. DAD:             The two of us would like to re-paint her bedroom and we’re looking for […]


Karim Rashid Makes a Sofa FLOAT

Karim Rashid Makes a Sofa FLOAT

Throughout history industrial designers have influenced the combined shape, color and function of everything we use. These forward thinking individuals have actually sculpted the future. Karim Rashid is a master at manipulating form. He has applied his visual genius to over three thousand products ranging from furniture, small appliances, kitchen design, fashion design, lighting, home […]


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 […]


Contemporary Art Enlivens a Dining Room

Contemporary Art Enlivens a Dining Room

A weekend visit during the Fall season open artist studios at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco became the first meeting after INSTUDIO began work with its new art loving clients. The couple viewed art by touring at their own pace stepping into studios that exhibited art that resonated with them while meeting the artists. […]


A Fun Foyer Features Fantastic Art

A Fun Foyer Features Fantastic Art

A foyer gives visiting guests a first impression of both the homeowners and the home’s interior design.  A large foyer in a Burlingame, CA bungalow was painted sunny yellow with white trim that is usually associated with classic traditional rooms. A modest antique ceiling mounted light fixture, a traditional French style wood cabinet, small works […]


Mellow Yellow was released by Donovan in 1967

Mellow Yellow was released by Donovan in 1967

Mellow Yellow was reused in a Living Room designed by INSTUDIO in 2012. Former New Yorkers had traded their city sized NYC apartment for a spacious light filled bungalow in Burlingame, CA. The art loving young professionals painted the walls of their Foyer and Living Room a glowing sunny yellow with white trim that is […]


INSTUDIO Design Directors tell COLOR STORIES

INSTUDIO Design Directors tell COLOR STORIES

Benjamin Moore Paints invited INSTUDIO Design Directors to the San Francisco launch of their new full spectrum color collection, Color Stories. The new collection is inspired by how we truly experience the essence of color in our daily lives. Color speaks to us through observation, memory and perception. Presented as books the new selections are […]


IKEA introduces New Luxurious Lacquer Colors for EXPEDIT

IKEA introduces New Luxurious Lacquer Colors for EXPEDIT

INSTUDIO Design Directors visit IKEA at least once a year to see new and interesting designs. During their spring visit the designers came across an old favorite with a sexy new look.  Some of the Expedit furniture has been given a new finish that got their attention. New high gloss lacquers in red, gray or […]


INSTUDIO Returns the Bags of Rags

INSTUDIO Returns the Bags of Rags

Design centers in every major city have showrooms that are filled with textiles with an international following.  The textiles or mills are known for unique designs colors, patterns or weaves. The selection is so vast that anyone but a design professional would be overwhelmed by the possibilities. Designers source fabrics by reviewing samples and compiling […]


Meet INSTUDIO Design Directors at the Discarded to Divine Gala, Cocktail Reception+ Silent Auction

Meet INSTUDIO Design Directors at the Discarded to  Divine Gala, Cocktail Reception+ Silent Auction

INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors Lynne Gillan, Samuel Fleming Lewis and Stephen Kladder each bring their creativity to the table when they collaborate on design projects for INSTUDIO clients. As artists their individuality is apparent. You will see how each artist/designer transformed an identical table as unique works of Art Furniture when they greet you at […]


FLOWING FROM ART TO FURNITURE

FLOWING FROM ART TO FURNITURE

Having an intuitive sense for harmonizing color, INSTUDIO Design Director, Lynne Gillan discovered a new way of looking at her art and design work when she was faced with a unique problem to solve.  In her artwork, watercolor is her medium of choice for the fluidity and transparency it allows in exploring the layering of […]


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 […]


Extraordinary Use of Color – The Art of Rosemary McDermott

Extraordinary Use of Color – The Art of Rosemary McDermott

Artist Rosemary McDermott – a continued favorite of INSTUDIO – takes color to new levels of compassion and interest in her artwork.  Rosemary discovered she was an artist about 10 years ago when she picked up a sketch book and began drawing through copying the works of the masters Degas, Sargent, Klimt and Schiele, an […]


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 […]


The Art of Caryne Havican-Mender

The Art of Caryne Havican-Mender

Miami artist Caryne Havican-Mender creates artifacts pulled from the urban landscape.  She finds discarded man-made objects in abandoned houses, junkyards, and flea markets and allows the viewer to re-discover the discarded in her works of art providing hints of traditional art subject matter such as landscapes, as well as contemporary abstract works. The art is […]


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 […]


San Francisco Loft Living

San Francisco Loft Living

Decades ago New York City artists, actors and the avant-garde pioneered loft living.  Creating a new way to live these people made their own rules by converting warehouses, manufacturing spaces and industrial buildings to spacious light filled dwellings and work spaces. The first lofts had the challenges of developing kitchens, bath rooms and heating systems. […]


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 […]