Friday, July 31, 2009

Sugar and Spice


I found something really interesting.... Le Petite Spa
It might be controversial, but I have to hand it to the Designers of the Space! Truly Brilliant!
It's a beauty emporium for girls ages 4 to 12 years old.... robes, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages....wow..

All thanks to Adriana Cohen.
I bet this was fun to work on!

Have a great weekend Ladies!



Saturday, July 18, 2009

Trend Setters


Who cares what everyone else is doing!
Throw 'their' trends out the window!

Create Your Trend this Summer!
When you look back, you will see who YOU WERE that year...and not that it was 1987 teal and peach... or 2005 lime and black, or 2007 light blue and brown....
BE You!
Make it Your Space, Your Office, Your Home! Your Life!

Love,
Within Studio


photography by: www.azfoto.com




Friday, July 17, 2009

Wall Tatoos


I've been playing with Wall Tatoos for years... Recently I found a great artist that I wanted to share with you. It is Leen The Graphics Queen

Definitely worth a look!




It's a great way to update a room without spending so much money.
Enjoy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

{within works | designing for an international office}



Within is currently working on the Interior Drawings for an International Company, new location: Tucson, Arizona!

We have 7,000 + s.f. space to cover and the clock is ticking!
After our study in the "color orange" (see previous entry), we are Ready to move forward with some design thoughts....

For the flooring we are opting for a Commercial Carpet Tile, that will add interest, hide traffic patterns, and pull together all of the colors in the palette.


We've got tons of neutrals and one company necessity, the Bright ORANGE!

Our Bright orange will be located in a few areas in the ceiling (soffits only). All other walls will receive bright and light colors to help bounce the light around the open plan. (per client request)

We have light woods to continue to bounce the light, and our furniture will be a combination of light woods, gray cabinets (per client) and acoustical fabric panels.

A great product that we have found and love is called IdeaPaint by MDC Wallcovering.
IT is a coating that transforms any smooth surface into a high-performance dry-erase writing surface! It only takes one roller-applied coat! and Done! Commercial Grade!!!!For the furniture, we're going with Haworth. All clean lines, great function, usability, and quality!





Construction is to be complete by October 1st. I'll keep you posted!!!
Now back to the drawings!














Thursday, July 2, 2009

Orange Done Right


We are currently working on a 7,ooo s.f. office space, and one of the client's request was to use
their company's ORANGE. Orange is a color that when done, needs to be done Right. We forget that everything, and I do mean Everything, will influence how that Orange is perceived. Other wall colors, flooring, furniture, lighting, etc... as Interior Designers we need to think of the Micro-scale.
So, flipping through my mags, I came across this space...Orange done right.
Very Right.





"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." Willy Wonka