Posts Tagged ‘Lighting Fixtures’

Contemplating New Interior Design?

Contemplating New Interior Design?

Interior Design is more than just moving your furniture into a room and expecting it to reflect how you live and your personal style. How the furniture is arranged determines not only how the room is used but how we interact with family friends and pets. This is where a good furniture plan overrides design […]


Be a Design Rebel with a Cause

Be a Design Rebel with a Cause

Developing personal interior design style can be a rebellious act in that it takes strength of character to ignore design trends to create rooms that reflect who you are. Finding your style requires looking at furniture, art, lighting & accessories from various sources. While the internet and established furniture stores can provide foundation furnishings what […]


Using store bought furniture? Always mix, never worry

Using store bought furniture? Always mix, never worry

We all have our favorite retail furniture stores and websites. It’s easy to shop for furniture, lighting and accessories at places that are familiar because we consistently like their new offerings. It’s best to mix it up a bit to avoid interior design that looks more like a particular store or website and less like […]


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 […]


SWANK Venetian Glass Lamps from Dallas, Texas

SWANK Venetian Glass Lamps from Dallas, Texas

INSTUDIO Design Directors can often be found searching local shops for interesting vintage lamps to complete design projects. Vintage lighting and lamps have individual styles that add unexpected shapes, colors or finishes to a room. In design that combines old and new furnishings Venetian glass lamps can look both contemporary and rare at the same […]


Ingo Maurer Lighting, Sculptural Works of Art

 Ingo Maurer Lighting, Sculptural Works of Art

Lighting by Ingo Maurer is experienced as art that provides illumination.  He was always among the first to experiment with new lighting technologies that included cable & halogen, now with light-emitting diodes. His work can be described as artistic, sculptural, humorous, imaginative, futuristic, global & magical.  By encouraging you to see light in a different […]


Seeing Vintage Desk Lamps in a New Light

Seeing Vintage Desk Lamps in a New Light

Big desks & the lamps used to illuminate large work surfaces are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Small computers or laptops allow for smaller work surfaces both at home & the office. As work spaces have become less defined, old fashioned desk lamps from the 1940’s to the 1960’s begin to look like […]


The Fine Art of Lighting Exhibited at ArtHaus

The Fine Art of Lighting Exhibited at ArtHaus

The interior Design Directors of INSTUDIO suggest keeping an open mind when considering resources for home design and décor. A shopping trip that leads you to all of the usual places for a particular item may leave you empty handed and uninspired. When looking for high quality unique lighting an art gallery may have exactly […]


A Recycled Paper Lantern

A Recycled Paper Lantern

When INSTUDIO design directors Samuel Fleming Lewis and Stephen Kladder moved into their 1500 17th Street design studio in San Francisco about a year and a half ago, the designers were hands on in every do-it-yourself design process.  They painted the walls with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, installed Tandus modular carpet and outfitted the walls […]


VIRACOCHA antiques, assorted rarities & art

VIRACOCHA antiques, assorted rarities & art

Individual shops in any city’s neighborhoods offer uncommon goods that are usually personally selected by the shopkeeper and reflect their personal style and taste. A mixture of items that are locally made, crafted or hard to find, are displayed in shops that are as unique as their owners. This makes the joy of finding interesting […]


How to Measure Your Furniture

How to Measure Your Furniture

Here is your INSTUDIO design tool that shows you how to measure your furniture in your rooms.  It also shows you how to measure rugs and floor lamps and record the information you need for your design project.


Residential Interior Design Services

  INSTUDIO helps you to evaluate how you really live and how you want to live. First we listen. Listening allows us to develop furniture or design plans relevant to your life & style. Samuel Lewis and Stephen Kladder act as personal INTERIOR DESIGN DIRECTORS helping you to achieve your objectives.  From full service interior […]