Posts Tagged ‘Floors’

Vintage Restyled in Palm Springs California

Vintage Restyled in Palm Springs California

In the 1970’s a stylish Midwestern lady decided that it was time to escape long lasting winter weather. She started a family tradition of yearly sojourns to Palm Springs California when she and her husband purchased a condominium to enjoy the warmth of the desert sun. She decorated her winter home with a neutral color […]


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. […]


Like Leather? Lay It on the Floor!

Like Leather?  Lay It on the Floor!

Leather floors were once only used in the rooms of grand homes. Thick custom leather tiles required skilled professional installers. Leather for your floors is now as easy, practical and good looking as wood.  It’s not as expensive as it used to be either with a thinner product and easy installation that can give you […]


The Monochromatic Room

The Monochromatic Room

A monochromatic color scheme uses a single color throughout to develop a room design. Paint or wall finishes, floor finish, rugs or carpet, window treatments furniture and upholstery fabrics are all slight variations of the same color.  The overall effect is expansive; monochromatic color schemes make small rooms seem larger. Large rooms gain a luxurious […]


Compositions in a Room

Compositions in a Room

Residential interior design and decoration is built upon four basic layers of elements within an overall composition that personalizes living space. The first layer is the Interior architectural space or room. The second is the defining details of the architectural space. The third includes floors walls and ceiling or the “shell”. The furniture plan and […]


Wood you Recycle Floors?

Wood you Recycle Floors?

INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors have developed a design library of interior finish materials that is always in a state of evolution. When researching recycled flooring materials INSTUDIO requested information from Pioneer Millworks a company that has a specialty in reclaimed & sustainable wood flooring. When Portland, Oregon based sales representative Ross Burtness was in San […]


COLOR! COLOR! COLOR!

COLOR! COLOR! COLOR!

Color is all around us.  Nature provides an envelope of color when we are outside.  All colors are found in nature.  Color is also the envelope of our interior spaces where we live and work.  The Design Directors of INSTUDIO are constantly aware of the envelope of color in the development of an interior design […]


INSTUDIO Floored by Miele & Haan

INSTUDIO Floored by Miele & Haan

During a design meeting at the home of a high end residential client INSTUDIO interior Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis noticed that a cleaning lady was quietly vacuuming floors in the same room. He wondered how this was so, where was all the noise? A quick look revealed a sleek bright yellow Miele vacuum cleaner. […]