Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Project Highlight: 1960's Home Update

 
This 1960’s home was in desperate need of an update. Our team designed and renovated this space to give it a warm, more modern feel.
 
Rich wood flooring, woodwork details, soft neutrals, and transitional furniture all work together to complete this inviting dining room and study.
 
What spaces do you like to see updated?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Design Inspiration: Farmhouse Fun

In Bridgehampton, New York, this farmhouse is filled with the owners’ flea-market and antique shop finds from London and Paris.

Celebrated designer, Jeffrey Bilhuber, added his own creations, including the living room’s two-sided sofa, and we're inspired!

Elle Decor

Photographer: Pieter Estersohn

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Product Pick: Oscar De La Renta Collection for Centry


We bow (wow-wow) before you!
 
This brilliant man can create drool-worthy design here:
 

 
AND here:
 
 
"The creative process never stops."

You can view more of Oscar De La Renta’s furniture line at:

Oscar De La Renta Home for Century Furniture

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Quick Tip: Cutting Natural Stone

The way natural stone is cut can produce a variety of different looks. When choosing a natural stone tile or slab, consider the different ways the product can be manufactured and how you want it to look in the space.
 
Below is an example of travertine tile – illustrating the difference between cross-cut and vein cut.

 
Have questions? Feel free to comment!
 
Sincerely,



 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Design Portfolio



RESIDENTIAL SPACES


Museum District Loft

Tanglewood Kitchen
 
Lakeside Guest Bath
 
Lakeside Retreat
 
Tanglewood Living Room
 
River Oaks Study


COMMERCIAL SPACES


P2 Energy Solutions







Friday, June 4, 2010

Quick Tip: Create a Concept Board!

When contemplating a new design, ask your interior designer to present a concept board with all of the finishes to be used in your new space.


This is a great tool that helps you easily visualize all of the fabrics, color swatches, finishes, and textures that may grace your new pad.  It also helps demonstrate how each element will work together to create an overall finished look.

Here are some samples of past MFI concept boards:
 





 

Another great reason to use concept boards? It can help you see what might be missing in your current design and point you towards those pieces that will become your perfect finishing touches.

Enjoy!