Posts Tagged ‘Planning’

San Carlos Casual & Contemporary

San Carlos Casual & Contemporary

A European family of 4 interviewed INSTUDIO Design Directors Samuel Fleming Lewis & Stephen Kladder while still living in a small Eichler rental house weeks before they closed on their own spacious hilltop townhouse of their dreams in San Carlos. They made their rental home work for how they lived but wanted a personalized design […]


A Majalis for a 50th Wedding Anniversary

A Majalis for a 50th Wedding Anniversary

An interior designer’s creative talents are seldom limited to just interior design. Like an artist of any medium designers bring their life experience combined with their design education to the table to develop a design project. Joey Sequeira (a longtime friend of INSTUDIO interior design director Samuel Fleming Lewis) was in the process of re-designing […]


Interior Design Budgets

Interior Design Budgets

Small or large design project, most are reluctant to talk about their design budget with interior designers. INSTUDIO interior Design Directors Samuel Fleming Lewis and Stephen Kladder often find that clients are vague on the actual budget to furnish a room. Any design budget provides clarity allowing the designer to match services and furnishings with […]


Modern Mix for a San Francisco Master Bedroom

Modern Mix for a San Francisco Master Bedroom

INSTUDIO makes life’s transitions a specialty. When a former client decided to trade her suburban silicon valley, California bungalow for a San Francisco flat she called Samuel Fleming Lewis and Stephen Kladder for design direction. She knew that the designers could translate her existing contemporary furnishings and art that they selected for her years before […]


5 Years of INSTUDIO Creativity

5 Years of INSTUDIO Creativity

Five years ago after talking to like-minded interior designers who are equally fine artist Samuel Fleming Lewis and Stephen Kladder were inspired to create a new concept for interior design. The two designers’ have decades of experience in high-end residential design yet they know as artists that any room can be composed visually like a […]


JCPenny Styled by INSTUDIO

JCPenny Styled by INSTUDIO

Furniture is easy to find from a multitude of sources. The difficult part of purchasing furniture is cultivating a cohesive look to match a design plan. INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors Samuel Fleming Lewis & Stephen Kladder have designed homes/rooms in a wide spectrum of styles unique to its clients. The designers looked at previous design […]


INSTUDIO for CHAIRISH

INSTUDIO for CHAIRISH

INSTUDIO creates artistic personalized high style small business design. The interior Design Directors have spent years planning and designing business spaces for large corporations. In business design creativity is always balanced with common sense programming. The Design Directors like to design small business spaces because the business owner’s vision can be captured as part of […]


Welcoming the Next Chapter

Welcoming the Next Chapter

Sixty is the new forty. Stylish youthful active seniors are celebrating their freedom from raising families by trying new things. Seniors are changing their personal style while developing renewed interests in continuing education, sports, food, travel, fashion, the arts and volunteer work. Some seniors start pre- retirement planning for the sale of their too large […]


Chairish Your Fine Home Furnishings

Chairish Your Fine Home Furnishings

Lynne Gillan was the first of the INSTUDIO Design Directors to discover “Chairish” the online consignment marketplace for design obsessed people to buy and sell exceptional pre-owned home furnishings. The three Design Directors work in the studio as a team to conceptualize and review each interior design project on a regular basis. Over time each […]


Design Direction for the Green Room

Design Direction for the Green Room

In movies set designers take artistic liberties when developing interiors for real and fictionalized stories to make us believe in the characters that are portrayed on the silver screen. INSTUDIO Design Directors used their imagination to develop the story of an urban movie loving couple who decided to turn their small home media room into […]


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 […]


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 […]


INSTUDIO on Tony Wilkins Small Business Forum

INSTUDIO on Tony Wilkins Small Business Forum

Tony Wilkins producer and host of the blog talk radio program Small Business Forum interviewed INSTUDIO Design Director Stephen Kladder. INSTUDIO is a small business that designs for both residential and business clients. Small business design is a focus of his practice so Stephen was happy to share his thoughts on the subject. INSTUDIO uses […]


A Suite Weekend in San Francisco

A Suite Weekend in San Francisco

INSTUDIO provided design direction for a “Weekend Suite” in a second generation family owned building steps away from San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. Two brothers and their wives who have homes elsewhere in the Bay Area use the apartment for getaways in the city.  Basic utilitarian needs were met with old furnishings and bland […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


Thinking about New Interior Design?

Thinking about New Interior Design?

Design takes time.  Thoughtful planning opens the doors to great design. When contemplating a new style for your living or work space INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors suggest that you contact a designer for a consultation long before you think your project will actually begin. An interview with a design expert can help you flesh out […]


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, […]


When He Likes Design as Much as She

When He Likes Design as Much as She

While watching HGTV television programs the Interior Design Directors of INSTUDIO often hear the phrase “happy wife, happy life” when men defer all of the Interior design decisions to their spouses. Most men will settle for a comfy chair for themselves in room of her design. A “man cave” in the basement or garage can […]


What are Elevations? Take a look at the walls that surround you!

What are Elevations?  Take a look at the walls that surround you!

The Design Directors of INSTUDIO say interior design starts with a plan. The Floor plan tells you how your furniture will fit within a room and how you will move through your living space. Elevations are the walls in a room or space. Architecturally speaking basic elevations include each wall in a room as you […]


Stacking Chairs are Ideal for Extra Dinner Guest

Stacking Chairs are Ideal for Extra Dinner Guest

When hosting a large dinner party sometimes extra chairs are needed. Stacking chairs are an excellent solution to provide extra seating. They can fit within a closet and don’t take much floor space. The comfort level is higher than folding chairs because they fit the body better. Comfortable chairs make your dinner guests happy; they […]


LOOK!

LOOK!

If you are ready to start your interior design project, it is also the time to open your eyes and starting looking at everything around you.  You never know what might be a cue for your inspiration, but if you are not observing you might just miss it. A common characteristic of artists is that […]