Causa Design Group Combines Clean Lines and British West Indies Influence in This Fort Lauderdale Home

Having completed projects within Florida and all across the United States, Fort Lauderdale interior design boutique Causa Design Group has a track record of successfully delivering stunning, high-end luxury interiors. The firm’s President and Principle Designer Dawn Causa believes in making the client a seamless part of the design process, especially in envisioning and executing their customized designs. In addition to renovations, remodels, and commercial areas, the firm has worked on custom wine cellars, theme rooms, and home theaters. The award-winning firm has also been featured in Luxe, HGTV, and various other national publications and media outlets.

Today, we’re exploring a Fort Lauderdale residence with influence from British West Indies and clean lines. Photographer Rod Urdaneta captured the home, which features vivid tropical imagery, dark woods characteristic of island colonies, and wide windows that give way to a beautiful view. Have a look around let us know what you love most about this space!

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The timeless, West Indies inspired living room features neutral furnishings and a bright painting of tropical flora. The ocean view is simply breathtaking.

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A closer look at the painting reveals the intricate palette of green, red, and yellow that can also be found on the furnishings and accessories of the room.

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 Colors of the tropics, along with the intricately carved side table, give this hallway a vivid liveliness.

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Silky curtains and a beige floor imitate pure, tropical sand. The dark furnishings are representative of colonial table and chairs.

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A view of the shore makes this area the perfect place to enjoy a hearty breakfast.

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The marble, steel, and wood combination create a sleek, transitional kitchen look.

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Teal, beige, and earthen tones come together to create a relaxing bathtime experience.

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Luxurious velvety fabrics, colonial style furnishings, and two doses of tropical paradise, via wall art and panoramic view, make this bedroom a complete island getaway.

What do you think? For more interiors by Causa Design Group, browse their portfolio!

Peru-Native Victor-Raul Garcia Displays Modern Abstract Art

Today we have a special treat on our blog. Victor- Raul Garcia is a Peru-native whose intense love for design and visual expression has made him a truly coveted artist. As a completely self-taught artist, he has become extremely resourceful and creative. Known to use various materials in his work such as coffee grinds, textile fabrics and more, Victor prides himself in trial and error until he reaches his goal. Through his creative artistic abilities, Victor truly believes that art has transformed who he is and allows him to create logical sense in a world that is often not.

What we love about Victor’s work is that his art is a reflection of who he is. His inspiration often comes from his early childhood in Peru. His work reflects the flashbacks that he occasionally has, giving his work a unique significance and sentimental meaning.

With that being said, we’ve collected some of our favorites from Victor’s work and are excited to share them with you today. With each image, Victor let us know what inspired him in each piece. Enjoy!

Soho: Features the Nazca lines of Peru, street art, and the strata layers of the earth.

Lago: Images of Lake Titicaca and the colors of the Kravet showroom.

Gotham: Images of Macchu Picchu and Brutalist architecture.

Dilemma: Images of the Nazca lines of Peru and the wood grains of a Pucci cocktail table.

El…Miro: Festive colors worn by indigenous people of Peru and a personal tribute to the artist, Miro and couture gowns by Alexander McQueen.

Camuflaje: Also inspired by the same as El…Miro.

Circo: Festive colors of the indigenous sect of Peru and a documentary on circus life.

Shallows: Nazca lines and the observation of the Neversink River after a snowstorm.

Melocoton: Peaches at a Farmer’s Market on a bright blue summer day in the Hamptons.

Laguna: A Marchesa runway show and a documentary on Atlantis.

T-Rex: Homage to the Gerhard Richter, Gilbert and George, and a visit to Las Venus in Soho.

Water Under the Bridge: La Virgen Milagrosa Church from Victor’s neighborhood, Miraflores in Lima, a vintage Isaac Mizrahi dress, and Blenko glassware.

We hope you enjoyed this special feature and we thank Victor-Raul for allowing us to show his fabulous work that we surely wouldn’t mind having in our own homes! Interested in seeing more? Be sure to head on over to Victor’s portfolio here on Design Shuffle as he has uploaded various pieces we weren’t able to show you here. Let us know in the comments below!

Barbara Gilbert Interiors Updates Transitional Spaces With A Personal Touch

Since 2006, Dallas interior designer and design expert Barbara Gilbert has traveled the nation researching and designing stunning spaces for both residential and commercial customers. As founder of Barbara Gilbert Interiors and creator of Design in a Binder, Barbara has taken on a spectrum of projects that include residential homes, apartment complexes, senior living centers, and commercial offices. Her work has been recognized by various publications and she has been a guest speaker for television and radio programs that include Good morning Texas and House Talk Today. Barbara’s ability to integrate color and new details in her renovations, along with her warm professionalism, has earned her the accolades of her clients.

From a transformed wine cellar to kitchens with character, Barbara has given the following spaces personality reflecting the needs and lifestyles of her clients. Stroll around and let us know which is your favorite interior!

This tub is surely a luxurious design. The free standing bathtub features a marble deck and mosaic tiling on the sides. Above the tub hangs a gorgeous chandelier that provides an elegant vibe.

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Our favorite part of this master bathroom is how everything is kept cohesive throughout the design. From the mosaic tiles on the shower to the curvatures of the sink, every aspect was taken into consideration.

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Both elegant and comfortable, this room features original artwork by a Santa Fe artist which was the basis for the color palette chose for the room.

A red accent wall and aqua dining table gives this neutral room just the right combination of color.

This dining room design is kept elegant with a dark wood dining set and dresser yet kept inviting with soft salmon and teal hues on the dining chairs.

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Upon walking in, the dramatic red kitchen island instantly draws attention and provides visual interest.

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Renovated cabinets optimize the space, while giving the cabinets a “customized furniture” look.

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Once a bedroom, this wine cellar now holds aged bottles of spirits.

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Vivid pops of red-orange hues brighten up this transitional kitchen.

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The dining room includes a variety of wooden finishes and appealing, bright paintings alongside weathered furnishings.

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A cheerful ray of sunshine rushes into the room to highlight the intricate traditional rug and leather sofas.

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Classic details complement the beautiful wood and marble floor placed on the winding staircase.

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The old world Tuscan feel blends with the transitional ambiance to provide the owners with a European villa experience.

Once again, we want to congratulate Barbara Gilbert Interiors and thank them for sharing their timeless, beautiful interiors with us! Visit their portfolio to see more of their fantastic work!

Vibrant San Francisco Home by LOCZIdesign Raises the Bar

Happy Monday! To start your Monday off right, today we’re spotlighting the fantastic San Francisco design group, LOCZIdesign. This talented team sets themselves apart from others in that each individual brings something different to the table. With a keen ear for listening to what the client needs in order to truly thrive in the environment, the team firmly believes that what makes a project unique is the collaboration of designers, artists, and vendors that come together to produce a space that the client feels is “totally them.”

Today we’re taking a deeper look into one of LOCZIdesign’s newest completed projects, a vibrant and eye-catching home in San Francisco. The home belongs to Vineet, a modern Indian man who although struggled as a young man from a debilitating disease, is now ready to begin with a fresh start. Taking inspiration from Vineet’s clothes, (one of the only things he moved in with), including his John Varvatos shoes, the home is truly a reflection of his vitality. Although seemingly simple, Vineet’s three requests were to stay on budget, push the envelope, and surprise him.

Throughout the design process, a style guide was created to better understand Vineet’s likes and dislikes. Taking cues from his ethnicity, wardrobe, and color preferences, you can see that he was open to vibrant and fun design.

One of our personal favorites and a symbolic reference for Vineet is the red plaster wall. As a direct reflection of his vitality, it represents his years of diligence both academically and physically. Not to mention, the stunning Gabriel Scott chandelier truly pushes the limit.

Reflecting Vineet’s personality, you’ll see the use of geometric shapes with the carpeting while we love the fantastic wide open windows.

As we take a look into the bedroom, we see the bold blue walls that beautifully complement the Todd Von Merten bed.

Vineet was very pleased with the overall outcome of the design. His openness made it fun and truly an adventure yet the home is still symbolic and true to his personality and journey.

A big thanks to LOCZIdesign who has given us the opportunity to have an inside look into what it takes to create a work of art like this home. Don’t forget to check out the rest of their work here on Design Shuffle!

Van Wicklen Design Blends Traditional Style with Modern Touches

Native Texan and Austin interior decorator Jeanette Van Wicklen of Van Wicklen Design has a knack for seamlessly blending traditional and modern elements. After studying and working in retail fashion, Jeanette made a career transition in 1999 and established her freelance interior decorating firm. With the goal of helping  a client “find the best look at the best price,” Jeanette frequently mixes modern with the classic and brings unique pieces into the mix. With a listening ear, she collaborates with clients and discovers their lifestyle, hobbies, and needs to unearth a gem of a home for each client.

We are pleased to present the Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 Award to Van Wicklen Design for their awe-inspiring interiors combining the traditional with the current. In the Harbor Hill residence below, pops of chic intermingle with the cottage ambiance to create a one-of-a-kind home for the lucky owner! Have a look at the beautiful space:

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The dining room combines modern drapes with distinct countryside details, including natural fibers, weathered wood, and an animal hide rug. The Coffee Shop sign is a charming touch.

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The country dining room transitions to a modern kitchen with sleek appliances and modern island lighting.

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Restroom or rest room? This stylish restroom is fully equipped with pillows and a comfy bench, perfect for that unexpected afternoon nap.

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Weathered furnishings and natural fibers team up with modern tables and chairs for a cohesive city-turned-country feel.

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Complete with a stag head and cowhide rug, this rustic study features two modern chairs for that eclectic touch.

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Traditional elements from the Baroque times can be seen in the detail of the chairs and mirror, but the gorgeous dark green wall color is what truly catches the eye.

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A set of delightful beds make for a quaint cottage experience.

For more traditional and rustic spaces infused with modern details, visit the Van Wicklen Design portfolio!

Spotlight On: Butter Lutz Interiors Brings Chic Modernism at Every Turn

On our blog today is the fabulous Butter Lutz Interiors from Austin, Texas. Amy Lutz and Matt Butterfield are a dynamic team who both bring a unique perspective to the design field. Amy, a native Texan, is keen on making the most out of a client’s budget. Matt Butterfield has been working in the industry for over 10 years and believes that each member of the Butter Lutz team serves a specific purpose that come together to create exactly what the client desires.

We absolutely love how Butter Lutz Interiors is able to create and design modern and chic interiors while staying within budget. As a Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 award winner, you’ll see the distinct elements that the firm puts together to create lovely yet spaces that you can call home. We’ve gathered some of our favorite photos from right here on Design Shuffle to share with you.

 Glass lighting fixtures are the perfect complement to this dining room and kitchen design. Paired with wood accents, the overall outcome is a chic and modern look.

We love this wine cellar design that gives ample bottle space with unique organization.

Soft pale colors and fun patterns combine to create a tranquil vibe.

A neutral bedroom with fun vintage accessories creates a soothing feel.

We love the pop of red against the brown furnishings. A large chandelier gives the entire room a luxurious feel.

The artwork above the bed brings the entire room together while minimal accessories give the room a large open area.

Completely different from the rest of the designs, this kitchen is undeniably inviting. Our favorite part is the ceiling with mosaic tiling and wood bars.

Which is your favorite design? Be sure to let us know in the comments below and see more of Butter Lutz’s work that we didn’t show you here.

Elegant Residential Spaces with Architectural Highlights by Richens Designs, Inc. in Dallas, Texas

Architectural details can do wonders for a room, as many designers know. With a background in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, and General Contracting, Dallas interior designer Wendy Richens is one of those designers who understands the importance of details within a room. With over two decades of experience, Wendy brings style and a touch of elegance to the residential and commercial projects undertaken by her firm, Richens Designs, Inc. Whether renovating a space with new furnishings or architectural touches, such as winding staircases or soft arches, Wendy helps the client visualize the concept before remodeling takes place.

Wendy is widely acclaimed in the design community, having won various awards from the American Society of Interior Designers since 2007. We congratulate her on winning the Top 10 of 2013 Award for her excellence in elegant design. We’ve selected some of our favorite spaces by Richens Designs, Inc., which include renovated kitchens, baths, and living rooms in contemporary, transitional, and traditional styles. Come explore the spaces:

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 The blue tile brings a pop of color to this otherwise neutral kitchen space.

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 This shabby chic dining room is a quaint little nook for enjoying a meal or indulging in a good read.

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 Transitional cabinetry and refined wall sconces provide this renovated bathroom with a regal ambiance.

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A wall painting of images from the Velveteen Rabbit story perfectly complements the soft palette of this children’s nursery.

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Within this wide-open kitchen, natural lighting illuminates the transitional touches in the space.

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A cool Mediterranean flavor emanates within the lightweight and breezy white upholstery. A Greek key pattern ties in with the dark elements within the room.

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With muted neutral hues, a winding staircase exemplifies the traditional and Mediterranean styles with its curling, subtly decorated style.

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 The elegant architecture of this bathtub gazebo is defined by Greek columns, noble arches, and stone and mosaic tiles.

What do you think of these renovated rooms?  Navigate through the portfolio of Richens Designs, Inc. to see more inspiring spaces!

Jessica Lagrange Interiors: An Array of Styles with a Touch of Elegance and Modernism

Since 1998, Jessica Lagrange Interiors has continually created modern and traditional interiors for various clients. With over 30 years experience in the field, Jessica’s team is filled with experts including an architect and business manager. One of the things that Jessica truly cherishes her client relationships and therefore, strives to keep her company small so that she can provide personal and quality attention to each of her clients. Jessica has received a great deal of attention to her fantastic work in various publications including Michigan Avenue Magazine, Luxe Interiors + Design, and Chicago Home + Garden. You will have also found Jessica on the popular television show, Bring it Home where Jessica’s “City Retreat” project was featured. A Lovely modern apartment on Michigan Avenue is given a stunning transformation that is full of style.

One of the things we love best about Jessica’s style of design is her ability to design in the classic styles of modern luxury and traditionalism with a completely different twist. We’ve collected some of our favorites from the work that Jessica has here on Design Shuffle to share with you today. You’ll easily see why Jessica Lagrange Interiors was a Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013!

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Photography by Hedrich Blessing

Lake Country Estate: This beautiful estate is full of vibrancy and life. With the wide open space, Jessica artistically infused color into the home simple accents to the unique eye-catching lighting fixture.

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Vintage Lincoln Park Residence: Located in the Chicago Lincoln Park neighborhood, this home is beautifully designed with fun artwork, elegant accents, and traditionally infused.

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Photography by Bill Hogan and James Yocham

Vintage Lake Shore Residence: This home is one of our favorites and you can surely see why. Featured in Traditional Home Magazine and Chicago Tribune Magazine, this home was beautifully renovated for a family. From the refreshing white cabinetry to the fun tiled floor, this home is full of surprises at every turn.

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Vintage Lake Shore Residence: Another surprise in the home is the traditional living room decorated with a neutral palette enhanced with simple blues and pinks.

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Vintage Lake Shore Residence: The chic look of this room is just one half of what we love about this. Gold and black accents bring elegant sophistication while the mosaic floor is truly a work of art.

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Photography by Tony Soluri

Designed for a Chicago couple, this luxurious penthouse was inspired by the French Beaux Arts apartment in Paris. There is a great deal of detail in this home with breathtaking views of the city. We love the chandelier used in the beautifully architectural ceiling design.

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Photography by Werner Straube

Located in downtown, this Chicago home designed for a family is given the ultimate modern design. This bedroom showcases both natural and artificial lighting. A pair of table lamps are perfectly synchronized.

 We hope you enjoyed the gallery! Thank you to Jessica Lagrange Interiors for sharing their work here on Design Shuffle! Be sure to see the other photos of these fabulous designs in their portfolio here.

S&K INTERIORS Personalizes Kansas City Condominium with Contemporary Touches

With over 10 years of experience in residential and commercial spaces in the U.S., mother and daughter duo Shirley Strom and Katie Marvin are passionate about “creating spaces that inspire.” Their St. Louis interior design firm S&K INTERIORS provides gorgeous, cost-effective, and functional spaces utilizing an exquisite blend of design details, including colors, clean lines, and finishes. When perusing the team’s exceptional spaces, one can find a glam contemporary touch, along with eye-catching prints and at-times quirky details. With their team’s combined experience within the interior design trade, their careful attention to detail and stylish accessory selections can be seen in their magic touch.

With delight, we present S&K INTERIORS with the Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 Award. Today, we are showcasing their Kansas City Condominium project, a lovely space complemented with soft contemporary accents. The firm transformed a narrow living room space by introducing furniture, color, and draperies, giving the space a functional and comfortable ambiance.

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A soft, white comforter and fluffy pillows provide the owner with an experience akin to sleeping on a bed of clouds.

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Outside of the bedroom, a sunburst mirror composed of various glass shapes doubles as wall art.

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Leaving the bedroom hallway, we find a spic-and-span kitchen with streamlined metal and wood cabinets.

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Clear plastic chairs blend into the contemporary kitchen setting from another angle.

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 Large open windows let in natural lighting, while a rectangular mirror reflects the natural and indoor lighting in the room.

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 Chevron pillows tie together the light and dark elements within the room, and the soft shag carpet is simply irresistible.

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Two large mirrors enhance the size of the room, and beige accessories lend a contemporary feel to the side table.

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A soothing blue and white space creates a relaxing nook for reading or contemplating.

Would you like to see more of S&K Interiors’ portfolio? Visit the firm’s gallery to enjoy their mix of spaces spanning from contemporary to eclectic!

Traditionally Infused Milwaukee Condo by Shaver/Melahn Studio, LTD.

Happy Friday Design Shufflers! We’re pleased to bring you the great work of Shaver/Melahn Studio, LTD who has been in the business since 1985. Specializing in interior design and furniture design, they have taken part in a wide variety of projects from residential to contract assignments. The firm continually stays true to its motto and vision that the test of extraordinary design is when it accomplishes its purpose and is functional. With that being said, this vision has brought Shaver/Melahn Studio to great heights, having been published in numerous publications including Elle Decor, Old House Interiors, and House Beautiful.

Today on our blog, we have the inside look into this Milwaukee condo design. The client was a doctor who had the idea of merging to condos that were on a historic lakeside. Utilizing traditional inspiration, this home overlooks the Milwaukee Art Center and is truly a work of art itself. From the large vertical windows to the lighting, we love what Shaver/Melahn Studio did with this home. Take a look and see yet another Design Shuffle Top 10 winner!

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By merging two condos, there is ample space for seating. The windows are kept open with minimal curtains that allow for the client to enjoy the natural lighting and view.

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Another look at the living room shows us beautiful french doors that are uniquely situated within the home. We love the recessed lighting providing an overall illumination.

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The hallway features fun and simple artwork along with a small wall-mounted table that is space savvy.

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Tile on the bathroom gives the space a clean and refreshing look.

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We love how the bookcase was implemented within the wall itself, leaving ample room outside.

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This beautiful study space is arranged directly in front of the large window with a breath taking view. We surely wouldn’t mind working here!

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Just a sneak peak into the master bedroom shows us how chic traditional style can be.

What do you love most about this condo design? There’s more to see in Shaver/Melahn Studio’s portfolio right here on Design Shuffle! Enjoy the weekend and check back on Monday for another Design Shuffle Top 10 feature!