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.

Barbara Gilbert Interiors - Mid West

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.

Barbara Gilbert Interiors - Mid West

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.

Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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

Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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

Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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

Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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

Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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

Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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

Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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

Barbara Gilbert Interiors

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!

John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc. Exudes Contemporary Chic in Chicago, IL

If you absolutely adore the blending of art, architecture, and design in interior spaces, you’ll love the work of Chicago interior design firm John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc. Principal Designer John Robert Wilgen describes his team’s work as “dramatic,” with the end goal of designing and implementing “an extraordinary residence that’s unique to the client.” Acting as designer and general contractor, the award-winning firm is flexible and able to design a new home or restyle an existing home to the client’s tastes. Their distinct work has been featured on Newsweek, Luxe Interiors + Design, as well as other well-known publications and news outlets.

We’re delighted to bring you the stunning work of JRW Design, highly regarded for their detailed eye in design, styling, and craftsmanship. Peruse their work below and you’ll see why they made it to our Top 10 of 2013!

JRW Design, Inc.

 With a spectacular view from the top of a high rise, dinner guests can’t help, but marvel at the beautiful skyline.

JRW Design, Inc.

 A spacious hallway is filled with fresh yellow flowers for that organic, lively feel.

JRW Design, Inc.

 The yellow and dark gray give this space a subdued cheer. A white tree, yellow rug, and fuzzy throw pillow provide the space with a bit of touchable texture.

JRW Design, Inc.

Sleek and contemporary describe this neutral bathroom highlighting various gray shades.

JRW Design, Inc.

 A spectrum of neutrals pair with hints of red for surprising pops of color.

JRW Design, Inc.

 A common theme of red, white, and black encompasses the room. Each sophisticated lighting fixture adds to the contemporary color scheme.

JRW Design, Inc.

 With such a regal view of the outside world, the black cat rests upon a furry throw. Matching contemporary lamps cast a dark silhouette against the cream walls.

JRW Design, Inc.

 With a bit of whimsy, this office and lounge area proves to be a soothing, fun place to complete a day’s work.

What kind of emotions does this space evoke for you? Leave us with some of your comments below, and visit the portfolio of John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc. to see more of the firm’s gorgeous work!

Arizona's J&J Design Group Brings Relaxed Sophistication to Transitional Interiors

One technique that gives interior designs a unified look is the addition of themes or motifs that permeate a home. Arizona interior design firm J&J Design Group know this well. The firm, comprised of Jennifer O’Dowd and Joanna Gick, designs transitional interiors that are frequently described as sophisticated and inviting. In 2010, after working as colleagues for a period of time, the two decided to go for their dreams and start their own venture – now known as J&J Design Group. The team’s unique talents and tastes results in the fusion of design elements ranging from bold patterns and architectural details to natural elements. A theme of color and pattern is imbued throughout the space, and the gorgeous end result can span from a “modern cottage” aesthetic to casual contemporary – all of which are custom-tailored designs that withstand the test of time.

Each of J&J Design Group’s creations exude a warm, stylish ambiance, and their dedication to quality design does not go unnoticed. We are delighted to present the firm with the Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 Award! Discover their timeless style below as you browse through the Chandler Residence in Arizona:

Chandler Residence by J and J Design Group

A touch of lime green goes a long way and complements the light-dark contrast in the room.

Chandler Residence by J and J Design Group

A wide angle snapshot of the room reveals a variety of textures, colors, and patterns that make this room come alive.

Chandler Residence by J and J Design Group

Patterned walls and studded chairs are illuminated by a sparkling chandelier.

Chandler Residence by J and J Design Group

With a wine storage cabinet and extra legroom, this kitchen island is a balance of beauty and functionality.

Chandler Residence by J and J Design Group

The guest room is personalized with a “Guest” pillow, and the soft ambiance of the room is awakened by a lime green chair.

A lush houseplant and cobblestone-like textures provide this room with a naturalistic feel.

Chandler Residence by J and J Design Group

Glam up in this powder room, where mirrored surfaces provide a way to see oneself in the best light.

With one dramatic chandelier, the master bedroom transforms into a bold, yet unique, place to rest.

With its elegant details, this home is quite a sight to see! Comment below and let us know which is your favorite room, then take tour through J& J Design Group’s other projects here!

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design Integrates the Modern and Transitional with the Eclectic

One of the most important aspects of being a designer is the ability to understand a client’s lifestyle and needs, then transforming this knowledge into a tangible, fresh design that reflects the individual’s style. Bruce Norman Long of Bruce Normal Long Interior Design does this well, and we recognize the New Jersey design firm for their contributions to the design world with a Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 Award. Born into a family of antique and art collectors, Bruce was exposed to the world of design and architecture at an early age. In 1993, Bruce launched his firm and has since been creating personalized homes that owners just love. Bruce’s philosophy is that “if a room goes unused, he hasn’t done his job.”

A complete remodel of this Princeton residence brought out the architectural elements and added colorful flair to the home with eclectic and personal furnishings. The spectrum of rooms featured in this home is proof of Bruce and his team’s flawless integration of design styles with the lifestyle of the client. Walk through the spectrum of styles in this unique space:

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

Velvety textures and and minimally ornate furnishings give guests and family a comfortable place to spend their evenings.

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

An eclectic mix of mid-century modern aesthetics, paired with a tranquil pool, create a relaxing, yet fun, lounge area.

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

With the feel of a country cottage, this dining area allows natural lighting to permeate the room, bringing cheer into the home.

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

Soothing lavender can be found in every element of this room, but textured patterns provide a vivid contrast to the space.

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

A dining room with charcoal walls and an elegant rug, surrounded by decorative mounting and illuminated by a sparkling chandelier – what’s not to love?

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

A fiery orange and black combination brings drama to this powder room.

 Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

The shabby chic feel of the room is fused with a modern touch. A glistening chandelier provides a bohemian feel to the space.

Bruce Norman Long Interior Design

Teal makes its way to this eclectic bedroom. Who can resist zebra carpet and the delightful mix of furnishings?

What do you think of Bruce’s work? We invite you to browse around and view more of his stunning work here!

Beckwith Interiors Transforms A Timeless, Elegant Memphis Residence

With their sophisticated design aesthetic and timeless, yet functional, interiors, it’s no wonder that Beckwith Interiors was honored as one of our Design Shuffle Top 10 2013 Award recipients! The Memphis interior design firm, headed by Jamie Beckwith, is highly regarded for creating unique transitional environments within residential, retail, and corporate spaces. International celebrities and high profile corporations appreciate the classy and cohesive spaces created by Jamie and her team, and various publications, such as Style, Interior Design, and Elle Decor have featured the firm’s luxurious work. In addition to designing interiors, Jamie manufactures wood wall and flooring tiles as part of the Jamie Beckwith Collection.

One of the recent projects by the firm is a lush historical residence in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. The team revamped the home’s former dining room as a sitting area for entertaining guests, a space to host parties, and a place to relax. After the room was repainted in a soft gray hue, silky gray seats, antiqued mirrors, and a custom iron and travertine top coffee table was added to the inviting room. Captured by photographer Chip Pankey, this room exudes sophisticated comfort:

Beckwith Interiors Refreshed Elegance

Pops of green, pink, and chartreuse come to the foreground of a neutral gray living room canvas.

Beckwith Interiors Refreshed Elegance

Velvety fabrics in soft gray hues beckon family and friends to have a seat.

Beckwith Interiors Refreshed Elegance

A spectrum of green hues balance out the magenta flowers and bring a much-welcomed fresh ambiance to the space.

Beckwith Interiors Refreshed Elegance

Modern details and dark wood accessories bring a certain drama to the space.

Beckwith Interiors Refreshed Elegance

The room exudes balance in the artful arrangement of dark and light and opposite colors.  The white chair brings a transitional touch to the space.

Beckwith Interiors Refreshed Elegance

Adding natural light and modern lighting fixtures brightens the room’s hues.

Beckwith Interiors Refreshed Elegance

The old world chandelier adds a distinct touch to the space and draws the eye to the center.

Wall moulding and wide windows enhance the architectural details in the space.

What’s your favorite detail within this transitional residence? Leave us your comments below and visit Beckwith Interiors for more gorgeous and intriguing designs.