Hello! Hope your summer is going well. Mine has been very busy – working, gardening, planning my remodel and visiting with family and friends! Finally had some time to check out the internet for some inspiration and I had to share this with you…
Found this amazing design contest via Jovoto, that has closed but the plans submitted are just fabulous! The assignment was to design a “Jewel Box” studio apartment within 420 sq. ft. Here are a few shots from the 1st place winner…
Some really ingenious ideas here. Go check out more of the design entries…I could have spent all day going thru them! So inventive!
Have a great rest of the week!
In Portland, the first Thursday of every month is celebrated in the stylish Pearl District. Galleries, pubs, restaurants and design studios leave their doors open late to welcome Portlanders seeking out inspiration, delicious snacks and a glass of free wine! What a fabulous combination! I was in the crowd last week, my design radar was on and I found myself enamored with a new interior design firm – bright designlab. bright has over 25 years of experience in the arts of interior design, graphic design and architectural photography, plus they are LEED accredited! Gotta love that plus, who couldn’t like a company with these values:
work hard and be nice to people . design through simplicity and elegance of form . focus intently . behave with integrity above all else . always seek out beauty . never stop growing and learning new things . treat creativity like breathing.
Check out their simply gorgeous retail space…flooded with natural light and a symphony of textures, you can really feel the creative vibe in here!
bright’s partnership with local cabinetry company, Hammer and Hand, is evident and their stunning installations are seen throughout the space.
I absolutely love these retro, bright fridges from Smeg appliances! Perfect scale for smaller kitchens too! They were stocked with beer for First Thursday!
What a wonderful space!
Hope your week is going well!
With the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) happening right now in Vegas, I can’t help but dream of fabulous kitchen designs! Downsized kitchens need extra attention to detail to ensure every square inch is utilized but just because it’s smaller doesn’t mean it has to be boring! One of the hottest emerging trends in kitchens is the shaker style. The Shaker style has been around forever but clients are starting to request it more often. With its clean and tailored lines it strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern. Check out these gorgeous kitchens showing off their Shaker Styling…
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traditional kitchen design by minneapolis interior designer RLH Studio- Renee LeJeune Hallberg
traditional kitchen design by dc metro kitchen and bath Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
So lovely, right? See how the style glides effortlessly from contemporary to classic…so versatile! What is your favorite style of kitchen?