Posts Tagged ‘Restyle’

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 […]


KARTELL Masters Studied

KARTELL Masters Studied

INSTUDIO clients sometimes request that the Design Directors provide them with internet design sources for furniture. One of their bookmarked favorites includes Kartell. The Italian company is known for their fashion forward innovative contemporary furnishings, accessories and lighting utilizing technology, plastic materials and star designers like Philippe Stark. Whenever possible the Design Directors like to […]


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 […]


You have the life, INSTUDIO develops the style

You have the life, INSTUDIO develops the style

Wherever you live your space is used for the way you live.  INSTUDIO starts design projects with a furniture/space plan that is directly related to how you live and what you do. The interior Design Directors are visual artists. Artists use whatever materials that are necessary to communicate a visual message. When it comes to […]


Streetwise Furniture Finds

Streetwise Furniture Finds

In any urban city interesting unwanted furniture can be found on the street waiting for a new place to live. The conditions of the furniture can vary; some pieces are ready to use after a good cleaning and an application of furniture polish, oil or wax.  High quality furniture that was abused, broken or scratched […]


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 […]


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 […]


Restyle with Painted Stripes

Restyle with Painted Stripes

A 1960’s Palm Springs condominium guest bath had seen several updates over five decades time. The only original feature intact was the pale coral/pink tile with thin purple/brown accent stripes. Over the years a gold tone shower enclosure, gold towel bar back plates, pink & white floor tile, white & gold flecked laminate and textured […]


The Inside & Outside of Upholstered Furniture

The Inside & Outside of Upholstered Furniture

When we find someone attractive the underlying element of good bone structure comes into play.  The things inside the body are pretty much all the same no matter the height, proportion, color or finish. If we like ourselves in general we are comfortable in our own skin. When we find an upholstered chair, sofa or […]


Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Who Recycles Best of All?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Who Recycles Best of All?

Recycling centers across the country offer low cost materials to artists, crafters, and creative decorators. All of the interior Design Directors of INSTUDIO not only offer design services but produce art & craft projects when not developing design for clients at the office/studio. While visiting the architectural material recycling center Building Resources in San Francisco, […]


Something Old, Something New, Something…

Something Old, Something New, Something…

The list of four items that brides traditionally have with them for luck on their wedding day can be slightly adjusted to give them luck when decorating their first home. Here’s the formula that the interior design directors of INSTUDIO suggest to bring harmony to your first place. SOMETHING OLD Items from either or both […]


Treasures from Travels

Treasures from Travels

When you travel by car for a thirty minute commute, to another state to visit family and friends, or internationally for business or pleasure, take advantage of the opportunity to visit local boutiques, vintage shops, thrift stores, consignment boutiques, galleries, artist studios, garage sales and flea markets to find choice art and accessories. A whole […]


INSTUDIO Restyled

INSTUDIO Restyled

Interior Design Directors Samuel Fleming Lewis & Stephen Kladder of INSTUDIO advise their clients on how to restyle their home or business spaces to make them stylish and relevant to their daily lives. People are spending less on furnishings or design. Restyling makes sense to those who like what they own but want to update […]


A Television Room Gets Comfortable Family Style

A Television Room Gets Comfortable Family Style

New flats in San Francisco maintain their Victorian roots of being on long thin lots. The interiors traditionally have a very long hallway that connects the rooms and there is always a dark room or two on a light well. These make great bedrooms or television rooms because of the lack of light. Samuel F. […]


A Family Room for All

A Family Room for All

A large family room often has to serve more than one purpose. If the family room is a large sunny loft like space with views of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge what family member wouldn’t want to use it?  This family room was used as a part time home office, a music room and alternate […]


International Chic Restyle

International Chic Restyle

A collection with international chic was brought together for the restyle of this elegant San Francisco living room. Using only what was found in other areas of the home designers Samuel F. Lewis and Stephen Kladder of INSTUDIO helped the homeowner see her furniture and art in a new way. She had collected a wonderful […]


Country Refreshed

Country Refreshed

The artists and interior design team at INSTUDIO like to “Restyle” spaces as they blend their artistic and design talents to breathe new life into rooms.  Creative reuse is the key to restyle. Rooms can be revised, refreshed and reinvigorated with the things that you know and love. Restyle is good for the environment because […]


Residential Restyle Design Services

INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors Samuel Lewis and Stephen Kladder offer affordable interior design direction to clients who want to re-use their furniture, art and accessories in a fresh new way. Restyled with a new furniture plan, better utilization of space, freshened colors, along with a new design direction; your interiors are redefined with a look […]


African Nail Fetish

African Nail Fetish

An African nail fetish sculpture illustrates how to use an unexpected element of bold texture in a room. A well designed space includes a mixture of color, texture, pattern and finish. Create artistic compositions with different finishes and proportions. Use finishes that are, shiny, matte, highly textured, polished, rough, smooth, aged and detailed. Use objects […]