Posts Tagged ‘Rugs and Carpets’

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 […]


Modern Nursery and Toddler Rooms by INSTUDIO

Modern Nursery and Toddler Rooms by INSTUDIO

Argington Modern Children’s Furniture is a natural match for expecting moms and dads whose contemporary and artistic personal style will soon be part of a nursery or toddler’s room design. A nursery’s plan should include a rocking chair or glider as part of the design for a comfortable room where parents can bond with their […]


Calder Red for a Palm Springs Family Room

Calder Red for a Palm Springs Family Room

INSTUDIO Design Directors have an annual design direction meeting in Palm Springs, California with clients who purchased a furnished vacation condominium. Each year the clients replaced existing furnishings with a combination of mid century, contemporary, vintage, local and used furniture, art and accessories to match their personal style. The clients developed a palette of sandy […]


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 […]


A Contemporary & Traditional Master Bedroom

A Contemporary & Traditional Master Bedroom

Sometimes those who love contemporary design actually live in traditional spaces. There is no reason not to have a room that matches your personal style when a balanced interior design is developed. New homeowners who find modernist designs appealing had a master bedroom with architectural features that included traditional moldings, oak hardwood floors, paneled doors, […]


How to get Shagged Today

How to get Shagged Today

Shag carpet was “in” during the mid1960’s and throughout the1970’s. Most people think of shag pile as the perfect complement to vintage style interiors. The Design Directors of INSTUDIO think of groovy “long haired” shag as a plush luxurious carpet or rug that can add depth and texture to most design styles. In neutral or […]


INTERIOR DESIGN QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

INTERIOR DESIGN QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Design Plus Consignment Gallery & the Interior Design Directors of INSTUDIO come together to present a free public discussion and demonstration of creative interior design solutions for the home. Design Plus offers a plethora of gently used home furnishings, art and accessories. Match your design style whatever it is with items from Design Plus and […]


Get off the Chair & Design your Room

Get off the Chair & Design your Room

October already and before you know it the holidays will be here. Family and friends will soon be knocking at your door. Now is the time to spiff up your interiors with a little paint, some wallpaper, a new rug, hardwood floors, tile, crown molding, a new furniture arrangement, new window treatments, and maybe some […]


CULTURE, COMPOSITION, COLOR & COMFORT

CULTURE, COMPOSITION, COLOR & COMFORT

Why does Buddha seem so serene? Is it secrets of relaxation and meditation? Is it the placement on a dark polished wood chest? Is it the warm glow of the lighting? Or does the juxtaposition of the abstract art beyond Buddha create a calming vignette that pleases the eye? These questions and many more will […]


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 […]


Orange You; Intrigued?

Orange You; Intrigued?

INSTUDIO Design Directors have been noticing orange in the homes of designers, as an accent color for interior design, in street graphics, as accessories, on both vintage and new upholstered pieces, as textiles and even as a fruit! There is always a good reason to add this lively color that knows no season to interior […]


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. […]


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 […]


Bollywood, Hollywood or Home Theater

Bollywood, Hollywood or Home Theater

Motion picture theaters of the past allowed viewers to be taken to another world not only on screen, a journey to another place began from the moment you walked through the doors of themed movie palaces. Throughout the United States theaters with names such as the Chinese, Alhambra, Egyptian, Rialto, Bombay or Palace transported you […]


Direct Design at HD Buttercup

Direct Design at HD Buttercup

The movie industry has long influenced interior design direction in Los Angeles.  San Franciscan’s can learn a thing or two about Southern California panache by visiting the new south of market HD Buttercup Store at 4th Street & Townsend.  Whatever your personal style there is something special there to enhance your home’s décor. This store […]


What to Do About Pink

What to Do About Pink

Every color has its place; however, if you forced Design Director Stephen Kladder to pick his least favorite color, it would be pink.  So, what to do about pink?  In his artwork, Design Director Stephen Kladder easily found pink’s proper place in his piece entitled, “Steppin’ Out”, inspired from the back pages of an Interview […]


Bona Fide Fragonard

“Marry Me”, “Paris Romance”, “Love and Happiness”, “Soul Mate”.  If any of these words were a name of a paint color, and not mere words murmured in hushed tones, one could guess what color it might be.  Recently, many interior design magazines have graced their covers with this hue’s most brazen shade, echoing Pantone’s 2011 […]


Developing Room Color Palettes from Rugs & Carpets

Developing Room Color Palettes from Rugs & Carpets

When designing traditional rooms INSTUDIO interior Design Directors Samuel Fleming Lewis & Stephen Kladder often start with a rug to develop a rich color palette.  Furniture finishes, paint colors, metal finishes, stone colors and textiles for drapery or upholstery can all be influenced by special color combinations found in rugs or Axminster style carpets. From […]