Posts Tagged ‘Natural Light’

Modernist Blonds Are Coming Home

Modernist Blonds Are Coming Home

Classic Modernist furnishings by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto were first introduced in blond woods and have stayed true to their blond roots. Light colored woods drift in and out of style trends in the United States. Beautiful blonds now have staying power as modernist classics by architect Charles Eames and sculptor Isamu Noguchi have recently […]


Magnificent Mud Room in San Francisco

Magnificent Mud Room in San Francisco

INSTUDIO provided Design Direction for a basement to attic remodel of a Victorian home adjacent to San Francisco’s Duboce Park. A young family of four needed their home to reflect their active lifestyle with the addition of modern conveniences. The homeowners wanted to retain the look of classical details that were original to the house […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


The Green, Green Glass of Home

The Green, Green Glass of Home

Modern, contemporary or retro style rooms are enhanced by the use of vintage green glass vases, vessels or objects. Vintage green glass is green twice; first because of the color; second by the fact that it is given a new life by being used in fresh new design and décor. Green glass is affordable.  Look […]


INSTUDIO Design Direction SUMMER 2011

INSTUDIO Design Direction SUMMER 2011

Summer brings to mind warm weather (unless you live in San Francisco), water, the colors of sand, blue skies, travel & outdoor living. INSTUDIO Design Directors are both artists & interior designers and for design inspiration we start our summer journey by looking through our studio window at lush green trees. Rather than relying on […]


Colors Inspired by Palm Springs, California

Interior Design Directors Samuel Fleming Lewis & Stephen Kladder were asked to select a new paint color palette for the exterior of a mid-century condominium complex in Palm Springs, California. A new creamy white was selected to retain the cool mid-century vibe for all of the buildings. The surrounding purple/mauve tones of the mountains, beige […]


We Stand for 2″ Venetian Blinds

We Stand for 2" Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds were widely adopted in homes and office buildings to regulate light in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Although there are great innovations in light controlling window coverings, Samuel Fleming Lewis & Stephen Kladder of INSTUDIO like classic 2” Venetian blinds for their dual styling that is both vintage and contemporary. Classic […]


A Modern Bath

A Modern Bath

Bathrooms are one of the most expensive remodeling projects to do. A home’s renovation often starts with updating a bathroom. If your design style is contemporary consider a classic modern white on white bathroom. After seeing a white on white bath designed by INSTUDIO Avner Lapovsky enlisted the design directors to create one of his […]