3 Talented Interior Designers Share the Projects They Completed This Past Summer

Summer Interior Design

One of the things we're really excited about is featuring talented designers on our blog. It's pretty simple... We reach out to designers we find in and around the NYC area and we ask if they're interested in sharing with us some of their projects.

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We hope you enjoy what they have to share, and we encourage you to reach out to them if you think they'd be a good fit for one of your projects!

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If any parts of your project require custom upholstery or window treatments, we'd love to help out!

Without further ado...

I love working on summer projects, I always feel like my clients are more relaxed and amenable to selecting bolder choices. I'm a fan of color and what better way to play-up the cheerful and sunny personality of the summertime season than to infuse some color? As the warm air approaches, people's attention turns to their outdoor living spaces- often times I find myself working on screened porch work in the early spring in anticipation of the warmer months... I recently completed a screened porch in Palm Beach- this space has a dramatic ceiling height, and to emphasize this I added trellis detailing to draw the eye up, and to give the space some architecture. A bold striped green carpet is really the anchor and holds the entire space together, and though it is a small space I was able to create a few intimate seating and dining areas within it.

This kitchen was designed for an active mom and her love of cooking and baking. A palette of grays and whites is accented with blues and brass. The custom cabinetry has lots of interior features such as roll-out drawers and custom trays, but the glass front upper cabinets are unique with their open back design to feature the metallic gray handmade geometric subway tiles. The countertops are all Caesarstone quartz popular for durability and resilience, and the appliances are all from Thermador. Oak flooring is stained in a medium walnut color and grounds the space perfectly. There is a small nook for a quick breakfast bite that is outfitted with an octagonal tulip style table but in a more rustic fashion. Leather director chairs provide comfy and chic seating. The bar stools add another organic element with natural wood and an iron base. Decorative lighting comes into play with large iron and brass globes over the island and a black and brass chandelier over the breakfast table. Our clients love this kitchen and are enjoying daily meals with their family and friends.

I've been an interior designer for 12 years now and when talking about a kitchen renovation, the question I get most often is "What color do I paint my kitchen cabinets?". Painting kitchen cabinets is expensive and hard work, we don't want to have to do this every 5 years! Here our client chose to go with the classic white kitchen cabinets, which is something I recommend often. White is classic and never goes out of style. To amp things up a little, the island was painted in a soft gray color, which works so well with the marble countertop. Another great point about white cabinets is that you can accessorize with whatever color you are using in the adjoining rooms.

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