Monday, April 29, 2013

{within-spiration | 5 ombre loves}

Ombre has been around for quite some time and I don't think that we've ever blogged about it until now. With the help of West Elm's Pinterest Board, we're going to share some Ombre Inspiration with you!

You can visit all of Within Studio's Boards Here!

Friday, April 26, 2013

{simply sweet}

Today's post comes to you thanks to from the Flicker Page of Hannah from Honey & Jam.
Happy Weekend to All!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

{within works | 4 fab floors}

Today's floor inspiration comes from Cloth & Kind's Pinterest Board. Here are some of our favorites!

Aren't these amazing?
Love Love Love!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

{to sigh for | 16 must have designer products}

We recently saw a post about what a designer carried in her bag.

We wanted to play too.

So, we took Florencia's bag and opened it up to see what we would see... 
1. an eyeglass case transformed to a charging station holder
 2. sunglasses because we live in Arizona
3. Ipad for our Pinteresting needs
 4. a mustache ring because you never know (thank you Lisa)
5. a mini architectural scale anminid a black and red Paper Mate Flair pen
6. a Levenger for to-do lists, sketches, client notes
7. kubaton keychain, and yes she knows how to use it
8. vegan wallet by Franco Sarto
9. Burt's Bees lemon butter cuticle cream (we live in the desert)
10. Rosebud Salve (the best invention ever)
11. Mini Leatherman, because you never know
12. mini pocket mirror, gift from a beautiful cilent
13. Bob Johnson, he travels the world, look him up on Facebook
14. MyChelle vegan hand cream (again, the desert)
15. Business card holder (she needs a new one)
16. Vegan bag with no name (we think a TJ Maxx find)'s in your bag?

Monday, April 22, 2013

{within-spiration | decor pins}

We recently started our newest Pinterest Board called {within decor}. This is a request we get very often as a design firm. Clients ask us to come by after the project is complete and add the finishing touches. Since we cannot help everyone out there, we decided that starting a styling board would be helpful! Below are some of our favorite styling tricks. Happy Pinning!

You can visit all of Within Studio's Boards Here!

Friday, April 19, 2013

{simply sweet}

Every year Within Studio chooses one local non profit to donate time and materials and Love to! We are proud to announce that this year our winner is Pima Animal Care Center!
We are thrilled to be able to help in any way that we can. Imagine what a world we would live in if each of us just gave a little bit. Last month we visited the shelter and it took everything in us not to cry. These amazing animals just need a home. We met some pets that had simply been left behind by their families, others that had been brought to the shelter simply because the family did not want them anymore, many were from the street, others were just was shocking. The last time that I personally had set foot in this shelter, I took a dog home and her name is Dixie. There are so many Dixies out there for the adopting! We hope that with this post you will consider volunteering at your local shelter, or adopting, or perhaps being a foster parent. 

Within Studio is proud to be part of PACC's transformation inside and out! We hope that any small change will inspire even bigger changes. If our work helps create a more pleasant environment for these animals and their future owners, we've done our job.

You can find them on Facebook, Here! And visit their website Here! And of course, you can donate, Here!

With Love, Support, and Service,
Within Studio

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

{within works | teal+gray}

Teal is one of the hottest colors of the season. Today we pair it with a lovely gray!
Yummy inspiration! Enjoy!

Monday, April 15, 2013

{within-spiration | 11 new lights}

Good Morning Designistas!
Today we are going to explore the new megatrend of Nature + Lighting. Some designers are taking it literally while others are going a bit more out of the box. Take a look at these finds and let us know what you think!

Friday, April 12, 2013

{simply sweet}

Aaaah another Friday! 
What has been on your mind all week? Can we share with you what we cannot stop thinking about???? 
The BEACH! We cannot wait to get into the water this summer! So, as inspiration for the day, we created this Simply Sweet board for our desktop and for yours! Hope it gets you through these April Showers!
Cheers from Within Studio!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

{within works | residential remodel}

Good Morning Designistas!
We are currently working on an amazing residential remodel and wanted to share some of our design inspirations with you!

We love this cozy-industrial-travelled feel in our clients interior! We cannot wait to show you the before and after photos of this transformation!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

{to sigh for | vintage baths}

For today's Within baths post, we decided to go a little vintage. We don't need to do an entire overhaul to give you the antique-french feel. Just a few well placed pieces can give you a romantic and rustic environment. Take a look at some of these inspiration images. Maybe they'll help you transform your future romantic-vintage-antique bathroom.


Monday, April 8, 2013

{within-spiration | gray interview}

We recently came across a great interview with Jamie Gray of Matter in New York. We thought we'd share just a snippit with you on our blog.
Hope you enjoy it!

"What influences me is ever changing and ever evolving. It's nature, it's American craft, it's Bauhaus. I can obsess over a simple Charlotte Perriand stool for days, but mostly it's the amazing and talented people I work with" Jamie Gray, Metropolis Magazine 20113

Tastemaker Jamie Gray is the founder of New York design and furniture shop Matter. This interior designer’s haven is situated in the heart of the SoHo neighborhood, selling a heady mix of antique and contemporary, crafted and bespoke design pieces, as well as his own signature line of furniture and lighting: MatterMade

Gray’s keen eye for emerging and established design talent has made Matter an affordable destination for coveted, artisanal design, and is a key driver in the store’s success and longevity. 
Gray studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute, later changing to the Sculpture program. A regular exhibitor on the annual, furniture fair circuit, Gray has curated a space two years running at the directional fashion trade showCapsule in New York. In this report we find out more about this exciting fashion and furniture collaboration, as well as Gray’s thoughts on the future of retail.

Q: Today, on a retail design level, there seems to be a real interest in creating a bridge between the digital experience and the brick and mortar one. What’s your perspective on this? 
I think a logical growth of both is important. The most basic idea of retail is that someone can walk into a space and be engaged through the senses, whether it’s visually, aurally or in a tactile way. If you succeed at this, they will stick around. 
Fashion has gone somewhat digital; people are buying more than ever online. You can go online and buy a pair of shoes or pants, a shirt and you can return it easily. You don’t have to go to a brick and mortar store today because the digital experience has made it so convenient to shop online. But, it’s not the same for product design; furniture, for example, doesn’t naturally have a bridge from digital to physical. I personally still like to go to a physical space. 
My idea of brick and mortar is still that of a Mom & Pop shop. It has personality and it’s more about an idea.Phillip Lim is a good example of this in fashion, andOpening Ceremony has also been successful in this manner too.

Q: What’s next in materials? There’s such an emphasis on wood today, what will follow? 
Wood and ceramics are key today. I would say that responsible plastics are next. Everyone will be working out the possible ways to recycle, reuse, repurpose current plastic. There is so much waste already, it seems like a logical thing to do and it’s already happening. 

Q: How do you see the DIY movement evolving? It is aesthetically so prominent today. 
It is dependent on a person with a strong vision being at the helm. It’s about dictating the choices, the form and the placement of materials. There is a fine line between it looking considered and elegant while being rough and raw, and it being piecemeal and schlocky (cheap).

Q: It’s an interesting time to discuss where retail is heading. It is not necessarily the end of the brick and mortar store, but this is a new reality today. 
The challenge is actually how you keep people coming into a store. Brands like MakerBot are creating household rapid prototyping machines. 
We are reaching a point where you will be able to order your product at home from your machine. It will replicate items easily and you won’t necessarily have to leave home for some household items. You will be able to order online and have your product delivered to you instantly.

Friday, April 5, 2013

{simply sweet}

April is here and the showers are on their way!

Here's to a beautiful and hopefully rainy weekend! Lets get out our pink boots!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

{within works | outdoor living trend)

Hello Lovelies! 
Summer is almost here! Technically, in Tucson it is already here. So what is the color trend coming for Summer Outdoor Living? We are here to answer that question for you! Get ready for some tranquil aquas and sorbet shades. Pale pink and pure white will balance it all together for you. Doesn't that sound yummy? 

Need shopping help?
You can purchse the mint barstool here.
You can find beautiful outdoor fabrics at Sunbrella here.

Monday, April 1, 2013

{color me shades of white}

For the first day of April we wanted to bring you something crisp and fresh! We've never been big on practical jokes, so if you're looking for that you are on the wrong blog. But please, stay and join us for something pretty, lovely, and perhaps inspiring!
Today's post is brought to you by Anthropologie and their fabulous Pinterest Board that can be found here.

It's so crisp, clean, and perfect! Layers of white can add depth to any space.

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