Posts Tagged ‘Studio’

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INSTUDIO now offers Subscription Design Support Services. RESTYLE, ACCESS & IDEAS are three fixed fee design support options that have been developed and proven effective for clients with an interest in participating in the design process while getting professional results. RESTYLE  or  Refreshing Essentials:  Simply Transforming Your Living Environment is the eco friendly way develop […]


The Octagon Table Comes to Life

The Octagon Table Comes to Life

In 2011 to celebrate 100 years of fine furniture making in North Carolina; Hickory Chair Furniture Company announced its Centennial Design Challenge. Samuel Fleming Lewis won the professional category with his Octagon Table. The original design inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright candlestick impressed the judges. The ten thousand dollar value award would have allowed […]


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 […]


Self Portrait, 1967 by Max Requenes & Delcio Gomes

Self Portrait, 1967 by Max Requenes & Delcio Gomes

Art makes a first and lasting impression. INSTUDIO interior Design Directors asked former New York City resident Max Requenes to look for a large scale work of art to complete the design of the foyer for his northern California bungalow. The designers expected him to find a piece that reflected his interest in animation, modernist […]


Last Chance to Visit the MENS ROOM

 Last Chance to Visit the MENS ROOM

When you gotta go, you gotta go to the MENS ROOM exhibit at ArtHaus. The MENS ROOM is a rotating exhibition of works by male artists that closes Saturday March 31, 2012 Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz cultivated a group show in the ArtHaus Project Gallery that features paintings, photographs, sculpture and works on […]


Artistry in wood, a tour of Berkeley Mills

Artistry in wood, a tour of Berkeley Mills

Recently INSTUDIO Interior Design Directors were given a tour of Berkeley Mills. Since1988, Berkeley Mills has produced handcrafted, custom built cabinetry and furniture along with unique projects tailored to fit the individual needs of their loyal clients. They welcome visitors to their spacious showroom and workshop seven days a week. The loft like showroom features […]


Extraordinary Use of Color – The Art of Rosemary McDermott

Extraordinary Use of Color – The Art of Rosemary McDermott

Artist Rosemary McDermott – a continued favorite of INSTUDIO – takes color to new levels of compassion and interest in her artwork.  Rosemary discovered she was an artist about 10 years ago when she picked up a sketch book and began drawing through copying the works of the masters Degas, Sargent, Klimt and Schiele, an […]


INSTUDIO is on to Discarded to Divine

INSTUDIO is on to Discarded to Divine

Bring home one of a kind fashion and home furnishings that were transformed from Discarded to Divine while supporting the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. Discarded to Divine is a charitable event that features the visionary talents of aspiring and professional designers who use their skills to create a metamorphosis on donated […]


Tamara Codor FURNITURE DESIGN

Tamara Codor FURNITURE DESIGN

Some of the most innovative, beautiful, contemporary furniture designs are not mass produced, seen in design showrooms or retail stores. These works of art that happen to be furniture are developed by furniture designers who work with specialty crafts people to realize their own designs. INSTUDIO Design Directors were thrilled when they reviewed a portfolio […]


The Art of Caryne Havican-Mender

The Art of Caryne Havican-Mender

Miami artist Caryne Havican-Mender creates artifacts pulled from the urban landscape.  She finds discarded man-made objects in abandoned houses, junkyards, and flea markets and allows the viewer to re-discover the discarded in her works of art providing hints of traditional art subject matter such as landscapes, as well as contemporary abstract works. The art 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 […]


Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

San Francisco Design Directors Samuel Lewis and Stephen Kladder of INSTUDIO while visiting Grand Rapids, Michigan over the holiday break spent an afternoon at the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.  Recognized as one of the finest sculpture parks in the country and named one of the top 30 must-see museums in the world by […]


The Octagon Dining Table is an Award Winning Design

The Octagon Dining Table is an Award Winning Design

Hickory Chair Furniture Company announced the winners of its Centennial Design Challenge in the January 2012 issue of ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST magazine. INSTUDIO interior Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis of San Francisco was the proclaimed winner of the design professional category with his Octagon Dining Table. Hickory Furniture Company was founded in 1911 in Hickory, North […]


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, […]


Atmospheric Paintings add Splendor to Decor

Atmospheric Paintings add Splendor to Decor

Selecting art that you enjoy is one of the best ways to bring your personal style and taste into your decor. INSTUDIO interior Design Directors recently accompanied clients to San Francisco’s Naval Shipyard for Open Artists’ Studios in the quest to acquire art for their home.  Seeing where art is created, meeting artist and viewing […]


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 […]


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 […]


Artists are Opening their Studios

Artists are Opening their Studios

Year round artists are busy creating interesting works of art behind closed doors in lofts, warehouses, garages, basements, spare bedrooms, workrooms and anyplace that they call a studio. In San Francisco, Fall means “Open Studios”. INSTUDIO Design Directors look forward to this time of year because they can see new work by both well known […]


Why INSTUDIO Designer Directors read Interior Design Magazines

Why INSTUDIO Designer Directors read Interior Design Magazines

Designers with a strong point of view can easily live without ever looking at a design magazine. Sitting down with a new magazine becomes a guilty pleasure that allows us to view the work of other designers whose aesthetics we admire. The pages actually become a community of creativity, rooms, products and homes that we […]


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 […]


Feng Shui inspires Artist William Rhodes

Feng Shui inspires Artist William Rhodes

Artist William Rhodes Feng Shui Series brings together his journey as an artist.  His dynamic works of art are composed of properties designed to create positive energy. Equally talented as an artist, craftsman and furniture maker his pieces in the Feng Shui Series defy such categories as painting, sculpture, furniture or accessory; the works are […]


Collaboration Makes for Better Design

Collaboration Makes for Better Design

Good design is most often the result of a collaborative effort.  The Design Directors of INSTUDIO find that their best designs emerge from the process of exchanging ideas, modifying design plans, and generally engaging in an interactive dialogue around a project.  A kinetic design process feeds the creative thought process and the result is a […]