A Cosmopolitan Hotel Inspired Bachelor Pad by Studio 8 Design

Philippe Ho,  founder of Studio 8 Design,  describes his interior design philosophy as a dynamic fusion of the classic and contemporary. This Dallas Residence is no different, while mostly contemporary it has wonderful classic details that make this home one of a kind. We had the privilege to talk with Philippe about this amazingly stylish bachelor pad and he discussed some of the ups and downs of this extensive project.

Philippe’s client is a bachelor that travels extensively and wanted to come back to a “hotel atmosphere that felt like home”. He was also inspired by the trendy Zaza Boutique Hotel in Dallas. One of the challenges Philippe had to face was the existing collections that the client had inherited from his family. Philippe’s job was to add cohesion and unity to these pieces while keeping the contemporary feel his client so  strongly desired.  Despite the challenges faced, the end project was sleek and  contemporary and the client’s feedback was positive. “It’s a wonderful feeling when you can walk into your home and feel like you’re on a mini vacation,” said the client.

Join us as we take a mini tour of this luxurious Dallas Bachelor Pad.

Dallas Contemporary Dining Room by Studio 8 Design

The clients request was that the interior to feel like a hotel – sleek, comfort,cosmopolitan and luxurious, and this dining room is a clear example of just that.

Dallas Contemporary Living Room by Studio 8 Design

The design phase started out with the living room as the center of entertainment for Philippe’s client. The different pieces that were selected for the room were based on the client’s lifestyle.

Dallas Contemporary Living Room by Studio 8 Design

One of Philippe’s challenges was the antler chandelier in the living room. ” I figured what could be more Texas than that, I chose to design around that element and flow out from there to make it more innovative and to be able to capture the atmosphere of a boutique hotel that he was inspired by.”

Dallas Contemporary Office by Studio 8 Design

This wonderful office space is bathed in natural light and fresh elements, which make it a great room to be productive in.

Dallas Contemporary Bedroom by Studio 8 Design

This lavish master bedroom boasts a wonderful classic art piece mixed in with contemporary details and lines for a sleek. put together look.

Dallas Contemporary Master Bathroom

This master bathroom oozes the spa-like feel of a modern hotel room while maintaining a cozy, intimate ambiance.

Dallas Contemporary Foyer by Studio 8 Design

This stunning foyer feels luxurious with its many copper details, while the New York and Paris storage books add a personal touch that commemorate the clients love for travel.

What did you think of this Bachelor Pad? We love how Philippe was able to create such a wonderful hotel inspired residence that still feels like home. For more pictures of this project and many others make sure to check out Studio 8’s portfolio.

A Splendid Mix of Luxury and Tranquility in this Eye-catching Remodel By Cole Barnett Interiors

This stunning San Marcos, San Diego Remodel is a great addition to Cole Barnett Interiors’ already impressive portfolio.  Cole Barnett of Cole Barnett Interiors believes in creating interiors with a playful and luxurious spirit, while blending past styles with contemporary pieces.  With an interdisciplinary background in Fine Arts and Interior Design, Cole Barnett infuses her spaces with dazzling artwork and complementary pops of color that don’t overpower the space.

With clean lines and a soothing color palette this home is a definite must see. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this self guided tour.

Newport Beach Eclectic Living Room Design by Cole Barnett Interiors

A marvelous combination of grays, blues, and greens create a fun yet elegant living room.  The old tan floor to ceiling walls were painted over with this soothing gray color to create an elegant backdrop.

Newport Beach Eclectic Living Room Design by Cole Barnett Interiors

Fun printed throw pillows and added texture bring this space to life.  The center wooden coffee table can also be pulled apart to be used as side tables.

Newport Beach Eclectic Living Room Design by Cole Barnett Interiors

A royal blue and turquoise peacock  adds a whimsical touch to this muted palette, while a large soft sweater rug ties the rest of the design elements together.  Cole also strategically placed this l-shaped sofa in the middle of the room to allow extra seating to be placed near the window.

Newport Beach

This gorgeous dresser has striking in laid details, keeping with the rooms color palette. Using different hues of blue in the bedroom, creates a luxurious and tranquil living space.

This navy wall is a great neutral background for beautiful black and white artwork, the chevron slipper chair, and the geometric rug. This is a great space to relax and unwind in.

This romantic bedroom features a beautiful upholstered gray headboard, gray window coverings that add depth to the room, white mirrored bedside tables, and an elegant striped bench that enhances the stripes in the bedside lamps. Truly a dream bedroom.

For more before and after pictures as well as more brilliant projects from Cole Barnett visit her portfolio here.

Maggie Rose Interiors Mixes Comforting Neutrals for a Fresh Modern Look

Known for her ability to seamlessly mix styles for a layered, collected look, Maggie Rose of Maggie Rose Interiors has been decorating since childhood. Rearranging rooms and picking out fabrics were some of her greatest passions growing up, as could be seen from her detailed dollhouse creations. In 2008, she established a design blog and readers began asking her to decorate their homes. Only three years later, Maggie was able to take on the company full-time.

Old and new, bargain and luxury: Maggie mixes it up with visually pleasing elements that include flea market finds, designer fabrics and beautiful art. The following 100 year old home project combines neutral hues with modern and traditional furnishings. Why not take a look around?

Maggie Rose Interiors

Contemporary living is embodied by the cushiony chocolate chairs and pale blue throw pillows.

Maggie Rose Interiors

With an abundance of sunlight and seating space, this bookshelf doubles as a corner reading nook.

Maggie Rose Interiors

Whispery soft curtains match the airy ambiance of the room. A black cat cozies up to the window to soak in the warm sunshine.

Maggie Rose Interiors

Bold wall art emphasizes the modern feel of the dining room, while fresh flowers lighten up the space with a hint of life.

Maggie Rose Interiors

A bar cart provides libation and non-alcoholic liquids for the thirsty guest. Three dimensional shelves pop out into the foreground and enhance the room with a tinge of modern flair.

Maggie Rose Interiors

Twin bookshelf towers are excellent places to display and store books, vases, flora, and fun knick-knacks.

Maggie Rose Interiors

The otherwise neutral room is interrupted by the bright Southwestern flavor of the vivid chevron pillow.

Maggie Rose Interiors

A collage of motivational sayings and beautiful photos inspire the soul and provides this desk space with a personal touch.

Like what you see? Visit the portfolio of Maggie Rose Interiors for another look at some of her fresh design work!

The Evolution of Mar Silver's Westport Home

Happy Tuesday Design Shufflers! We have a special treat today as we are highlighting the fantastic work of Mar Silver. As a native of Toronto, Mar has traveled all over the world, creating her love for design and has since then, led her to Westport where she currently resides. Mar is best known for her ability to mix various textures, finishes, and neutral earth tone hues that elegantly  integrate together to create a natural ambiance.

Today we have the privilege of taking a closer look at one of our favorite projects that is full of minimal decor and Mar’s signature style, her very own home in Westport. Mar’s home is a natural reflection of her personality and design aesthetic. From the variations of wood furnishings to the classic versus modern contrast, her home is full of distinct contrasts. Let’s take a closer look!

Mar Silver

Simple elegant wainscoting pairs beautifully with the modern black and white chairs and lighting.

Mar Silver

The century structure of the home is intimate while large windows allow the natural light to fill the rooms with an organic and refreshing vibe.

Mar Silver

One of Mar’s passion in the design realm is art and her home is a true reflection of that. Throughout the home is art that catches eyes and directs the focus. Working with various artists, Mar sees it fit that clients are able to not only see the artwork but see it in the home itself. This being said, the artwork in the home is only temporary as Mar says if client’s fall in love with a particular piece, it is ready to go.

Mar Silver

My favorite part of the living room is of course, the beautiful mirrored art that is undeniably unique. The orange and blue accents on the artwork pair beautifully with the neutral palette of the rest of the room.

Mar Silver

Mar keeps the entire home cohesive along with this stunning bathroom that is so much more than meets the eye.

Mar Silver

Uncluttered and serene, the bedroom is a haven of relaxation.

Mar Silver

The dining room features just the right amount of comfort blended with modern instances.

Mar Silver

Mar loved the entire home yet the kitchen was and still is, a work in progress. Keep the porcelain sink, Mar tore down the 1940’s cabinetry and replaced it with black sleek cabinets.

What we love most about Mar’s style and personality is that her home is a reflection of her design aesthetic and when client’s walk into her home, they know exactly the kind of work that Mar delivers. Not only serving as her home but also her design studio, the home is constantly evolving, never static.

We hope you enjoyed Mar’s work and there is plenty more to see in her portfolio here on Design Shuffle!

Global Influence with a Modern Approach by Newton Concepts

It is completely refreshing when an interior designer has a signature style that defines who they are and where they come from. The designer of Newton Concepts Furniture & Interior Design does just that.  Jenny is inspired by raw organic materials combined with a clean fresh look that creates a contemporary and natural ambiance. Using various eco-friendly materials such as wood, steel, and natural stone, Jenny loves mixing these materials together to produce a unique design. Often utilizing silk from countries such as Thailand and Cambodia, it is evident that Jenny is passionate about culture. Born in South Africa and growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Ireland and the UK, Jenny has experienced various walks of life that are exemplified in her designs.

Founding Newton Concepts in 2006 in Hong Kong, Jenny has devoted her design career to utilizing global sources that have influenced her life. Currently residing in Bali, Jenny is eager and willing to travel all over the country for projects. Today, we’ve collected a gallery of our favorite designs from Newton Concepts. We think you’ll enjoy how each design incorporates a piece of Jenny and her life experiences in various countries, yet still maintains a fresh and contemporary look.

Newton Concepts Patio Design

One thing we love about Jenny’s work is her ability to conform her designs to the location. Overseeing what seems to be a cityscape, this outdoor lounge area is contemporary with a modern fresh vibe. From the lighting to the white couch, everything works extremely well together.

Newton Concepts Bathroom Design

 

We love how this entire bathroom is eco-friendly. The wood sink and overflow of rocks is uniquely arranged.

Newton Concepts Living Room Design

Dark wood paneled floors and stainless steel appliances complement each other well. The gorgeous uninhibited floor to ceiling windows are perfect for the city view.

Newton Concepts Bedroom Design

Taking a different style route, culture oozes from this bedroom. From the patterns to the global wall decor and more, this bedroom design is one-of-a-kind.

Newton Concepts Living Room Design

This living room is my absolute favorite! I love how Jenny was able to incorporate global influences with the statues and animal skin rug yet there is still a modern vibe with the luxurious couch and recessed lighting.

Newton Concepts Patio Design

A dream outdoor patio: Aside from the breathtaking view and the ample lounge seating, I love the accent lighting on the staircase.

Newton Concepts truly has a unique and identifiable style that is evoked with every project. We hope you enjoyed today’s post and if you are interested in seeing more of Jenny’s work, look no further than her portfolio here on Design Shuffle!

 

Fresh Modern Wimberley Retreat with Gorgeous, Open Space Views by 3 Fold Design Studio

Sustainable, Universal, Modern: this trio of values defines the 3 Fold Design Studio philosophy. Led by Austin interior designer Page Gandy, the design firm incorporates green materials and new technologies into innovative designs whenever possible. From new construction to room remodels, 3 Fold Design Studio designs spaces that serve functional needs in a creative way. The well-respected firm has received five first place ASID awards for singular and residential space projects, and their attention to detail can be seen below.

The 3 Fold Design Studio style is modern with a splash of color, and clean lines with eco-friendly materials. These design details are fortified with the preferences of a client and transformed into a design that provides the foundation for good living. In the Hill Country Wimberley retreat, the design objective was to create low-maintenance open-space living areas that were ideal for entertaining and outdoor panorama observation. Take in the stunning views and comfortable living spaces below:

3 Fold Design Studio

The corner chaise is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine and relax with a book.

3 Fold Design Studio

The illusion of open space is conveyed with landscape wall art and a glass wall that reveals the beautiful landscape outside. A contemporary chandelier evokes chaos amongst the calm of the space.

3 Fold Design Studio

Rectangular, neutral tiles of colors tie together the dark and the light contrasts of this kitchen.

3 Fold Design Studio

How many different materials can you spot? The game room cohesively houses wood, glass, stone, fabric, and metals. Touches of green subtly refresh the space.

3 Fold Design Studio

Simplicity is in the details. Three circular sculptures and two minimalist tables are juxtaposed with comfortable furnishings.

3 Fold Design Studio

Ample sunlight and a neutral palette provide a refreshing space for delightful afternoon or evening entertaining.

3 Fold Design Studio

Organic touches and simple contemporary furnishings provide a balanced, almost zen-like dining environment.

What do you think of fusing natural elements with a neutral color scheme? If you can’t get enough of the contemporary style, take a stroll through these refreshing contemporary interiors.

New Zealand Mid-Century Modern Home Fuses Rigid Architectural Elements with A Soft Touch

Mid-century modern experiences a rustic, eco-friendly twist within the abode built by New Zealand designer Amanda Yates. With an interdisciplinary background between architecture, landscape, and interior and urban design, Amanda Yates designed this home featuring sustainable materials and an openness that ties together interior and exterior elements.

Captured by Brooklyn based photographer Matthew Williams, the New Zealand residence below utilizes wood, metal, and fabrics to soften the rigid environment. Walk through the rooms and note the minimal use of color with modern attributes:

Yates Residence Modern Home

Bursts of orange jump out of the wooden dining space nestled in greenery.

Yates Residence Modern Home

The dining table complements the wood and concrete of the space. Hanging lanterns give the room an airy feel.

Yates Residence Modern Home

Bright green, white, and beige mesh together in this comfortable room buzzing with a tropical ambiance. A hammock adds another sleeping option to the bedroom.

Yates Residence Modern Home

Bright green appears with the verdant outside landscape, while a variety of chrome and concrete materials give the kitchen area a greige tone.

Yates Residence Modern Home

Going back to the basics of architecture, this living room uses a variety of construction materials and textures, with pale hues to balance the space.

Obsessed with this look? Visit our Design Gallery for more modern interior inspirations!

Neutral Contemporary Residence Featuring Pops of Color by Busybee Design

With over 100 albums on Design Shuffle, Philadelphia home staging company Busybee Design has a little bit of everything for contemporary design lovers. Led by Anna Powers, the company has a repertoire of over 60 fully designed and staged model homes. The company’s pride in design projects is reflected in their satisfied client base, which include sports professionals, local television personalities and the owner of the Philadelphia Racetrack, among others.

In the Manayunk Staging project below, neutral black and white details intermingle with contemporary furnishings and pops of color. Enjoy a self-guided tour through this inviting and warm space:

Busybee Design

Pastel and jewel tones mesh with the calm of a neutral black and white backdrop.

Busybee Design

Contemporary furnishings enliven the space with their unexpected geometric angles. The mix of transparent and reflective textures refreshes the home and brings about a dynamic touch.

Busybee Design

Transitional tablescape elements are juxtaposed with the dramatic black and white setting, with darker tones falling to the bottom of the space.

Busybee Design

Bright orange and cool blue are opposite hues that cheer up the room. A spherical globe chandelier takes the spotlight as the focal point of the room.

Busybee Design

Spring fields are recalled in this neutral room with pops of fresh pastel green and vivid red.

Busybee Design

This well-lit bedroom features table lamps, wall sconces, and a pendant light, in addition to gorgeous natural lighting outside of the porch.

Busybee Design

Another angle of the bedroom reveals a fun houndstooth rug and wide rectangular mirror in the corner.

Busybee Design

Rich dark furnishings and floral pieces complete the look of contemporary comfort.

Can’t get enough of their inviting contemporary spaces? Discover more of Busybee Design’s work in their prolific portfolio!

Amazing "Floating House" Wins the Michigan Flat Lot Competition

We love when designers of all kinds go outside the box and create something unusual and invigorating. The Flat Lot Competition gave designers the opportunity to do just that. Launched last fall, the competition rules called for architects to create a temporary structure that would fit within 8 parking lots and would serve the purpose of public comfort including covered seating, cooling devices and a state for concerts or public performances. Competing against nearly 400 teams of architects from over 35 countries, the winning team truly defied the odds.

Two Islands, a team from London, was the eventual winner. Their project below is truly one-of-a-kind and serves the purpose laid out in the competition. The project named, “Mark’s House” narrates the story of Mark Hamilton who loses his home. The Tudor-style home features one of the most interesting architectural designs we’ve seen. It appears that the structure is floating. Not only visually appealing, but the structure can also carry up to 1,500 gallons of water and can release the water to cool off citizens.  A favorite part of the design is that it brought reality to the competition by using a story line that many people can relate to.

 

The grand prize was $25,000 and well-deserved. The structure will be open to the public beginning on June 14th where citizens will be able to partake in all that the structure has to offer.