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.

Richens Designs, Inc.

 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.

Richens Designs, Inc.

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

Richens Designs, Inc.

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!

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.

S&K INTERIORS

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.

S&K INTERIORS

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

S&K INTERIORS

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

S&K INTERIORS

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!

RSVP Design Services Bring out the Personalities of Casually Elegant Spaces

With over 20 years of experience in custom, high-end design, Rhonda Vandiver-White is the face behind Dallas interior design firm RSVP Design Services. Along with guiding a client in creating warm, casually elegant spaces that reflect his or her personality, Rhonda specializes in luxury homes, executive offices, retail spaces, hospitality services, and event decor. Certified in Interior Design and Fashion & Textile Merchandising, Rhonda has a background in furniture and antiques that lend a versatile and unique touch to her various projects. The firm’s excellence is noted by the American Society of Interior Designers, having won the Legacy of Design and Design Ovation Awards in previous years.

RSVP Design Services has been featured in D Home, Luxe, and other notable publications, and today, we’re delighted to be featuring Rhonda’s work as a Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 Award winner! Peruse our favorite traditional and eclectic spaces from the firm below and let us know what you think!

Cottage and traditional styles dance in the brown and blue tranquility of the space.

A traditional gate opens to give way to the quaint kitchen space.

A brown, teal, and white palette  is soothing to the visitors of this Dallas Design showroom.

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Stunning navy blue, paired with chocolate-brown hues, provide the kitchen area with a warm, inviting ambiance.

RSVP Design Services

Glimmering with gold and beige, this formal powder room is a dream come true.

RSVP Design Services

The striking detail of the chairs and ceiling designs exude a regal ambiance.

RSVP Design Services

Transitional and traditional pieces merge to create a cohesive, comfortable space.

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A cream and wood textured room stands out with elegant, traditional touches, including a sparkling chandelier.

Can’t get enough of RSVP Design Services? Find a variety of other projects and styles in their portfolio and get inspired for your next design project!

AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc. Enhances Scenic Homes with an Exquisite Touch

Our initial impressions of a home are formed even before stepping into a room. Based in Newport Beach, the California landscape architecture firm AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc. helps clients to perfect this first impression. Drew Sivgals and his teamcreate ravishing outdoor spaces that enhance the natural landscape and provide an appealing place for friends and family to gather. Their striking designs strategically place scenic views of ocean or lush greenery right at the forefront of the owner’s backyard. Drew reflects that “Landscape is an integral part of the home – it extends the sight lines and boundaries of rooms and unleashes the limits of imagination.” Indeed, his team exceeds client expectations and truly makes the outdoor space “an extension of the homeowner’s taste and lifestyle.”

The firm’s exquisite work spans from sparkling infinity pools reaching toward the ocean to personal spa resorts, and we are elated to recognize AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc. as one of Design Shuffle’s  Top 10 of 2013. Take a journey through their portfolio to observe their meticulous eye for detail and regal transformations of outdoor spaces:

Carpet Residence: The landscaping is done to perfectly adhere to each twist and turn of this outdoor oasis.

AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.

Carpet Residence: The overflow edge pool is perfectly accompanied by lush greenery.

Carpet Residence: A row of columns and large vases enhance the Mediterranean appeal of this space.

AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.

Carpet Residence: A glimpse from the columns reveals an endless expanse of blue originating from the Pacific Ocean and infinity pool.

Love landscape design and want to see more from AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.? Browse through their portfolio of gorgeous exterior spaces and find the inspiration you’re looking for!

HartmanBaldwin Design/Build Innovates and Creates, Bringing Dream Homes to Life

Known for “Pushing the boundaries of Architecture, Construction and Interiors,” award-winning Los Angeles design firm HartmanBaldwin design/build creates spaces that fuse innovative designs with quality construction. As one of our featured Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 Award winners, the firm has demonstrated their prolific work in an array of styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. The HartmanBaldwin team takes a personal approach when translating a client’s vision into a cherished home, and they have the exceptional ability to seamlessly transition from style to style. The finished interior rarely fails to delight the owners, as seen in the accolades and awards received by the team.

An assortment of beautiful interior spaces designed, built, or renovated by HartmanBaldwin design/build follows. We have highlighted four distinct homes that convey the firm’s ability to work with and build upon contemporary, Mediterranean/traditional, rustic, and eclectic styles of the space. Have a look below and enjoy!

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Chabre KitchenContemporary cabinetry and an abundance of natural lighting, compliments of the skylights above, balance beautifully with the breathtaking mountain views outside.

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Chabre KitchenSubtle slanted surfaces draw attention to the kitchen island, while a variety of ceiling lights sparkle like stars in the nighttime sky.

The Shafer Cabana

Shafer Cabana: An outdoor entertainment area is a must for any Californian dream home. The firm built a cabana with everything needed to take an escape from the sun.

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Shafer Cabana: Mediterranean and traditional design aesthetics are meshed with modern seating and an innovative entertainment system.

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Chick Residence: Shabby chic kitchen chairs and textured patterning contribute to the rustic look of the space.

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Chick Residence: Stained glass windows and candlesticks with intricate detailing gives romance a traditional look.

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Sabet-Wood Residence: Modern and worldly fuse together in this display of stringed instruments, along with simple cabinetry and a vivid red carpet.

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Sabet-Wood ResidenceAn eclectic mix of global treasures and books is showcased in this deep red shelf space.

Can’t get enough of HartmanBaldwin design/build? Explore more of their designs and renovations within their portfolio, and come back tomorrow for more design inspiration!

Aria Design Renovates a Modern Chic Beach Cottage in Laguna Beach

There’s nothing more rejuvenating than a home with a magnificent view, and those living next to the ocean have the opportunity to see it every day. Laguna Beach interior design firm Aria Design makes the dream of living in a well-designed seaside home a reality. Led by Arianna Noppenberger, the firm creates imaginative designs, often admired for their modern vibe, balance of textures, and stunning views of the world outside. Frequently with a few bold touches of color, these spaces heighten the senses and bring a comfortable ambiance to the environment. Congratulations to Aria Design for receiving the Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 Award for their dedication to chic, simple, and elegant design with gorgeous views – as seen below.

Today, we visit the Three Arch Bay private seaside community, recently renovated from its former life as a 1970’s beach cottage. Floor areas and interior walls were eliminated, while exterior openings were modified to achieve greater space, maximize ocean views, and bring in natural light. Witness the splendor of the modern space below and envision living next to the ocean:

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Black, white, and shades in between bring together a monochromatic look.

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Stepping away from the kitchen space reveals the addition of red and greige furnishings and wall art that give the room a zestful touch.

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A hint of red in a neutral setting comprised of wood and stone helps the space achieve a balance of textures.

Aria Design

Any seat in this space guarantees a spectacular view of the ocean’s beauty.

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Step right up to look through the windows boasting ocean views.

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Contemporary and cool, this casually stylish bedroom provides a comfortable ambiance to help the owner wind down after a long day.

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Bright, warm colors wake up those who step into this modern room.

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Gold and brown hues, soft and leathery textures – this room gracefully showcases a classy, masculine aesthetic.

What’s your favorite part of this home? Visit Aria Design’s portfolio to discover more of their gorgeous and engaging designs!

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!

Jorge Castillo Styles and Personalizes a Vibrant Contemporary Haven

Designing is an art, and the Miami interior design firm Jorge Castillo Design, Inc. provides the artists that make homes a personalized work of art. The firm believes that each home starts as a blank canvas and has the potential to become a gorgeous art piece that the owners can experience and enjoy. With over 15 years of experience, Jorge Castillo and his team create unique, friendly, yet sophisticated, spaces within Florida, South Carolina, and Chicago. From timeless modern spaces to inviting and cheerful contemporary designs, the firm takes pride in transforming spaces with the collaboration of owner and designer.

With their original and stylish flair, Jorge Castillo Design, Inc. is one of the distinguished firms receiving our Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 Award. In the spotlighted project below, the firm’s challenge was to merge traditional and contemporary design with a way to showcase the owners’ collection of contemporary art. To execute the owner’s vision, the design team created the custom home from scratch and balanced the design preferences of the homeowners. The details are evident: clean architectural lines and a neutral color scheme with a hint of color are found in the home and effectively complement the client’s contemporary art collection. Come take a look around:

Contemporary Home by Jorge Castillo Design Inc.

A cheerful palette of green and purple add vibrancy to the dining area.

Contemporary Home by Jorge Castillo Design Inc.

The purple and green theme resonates through the kitchen, providing the calm, contemporary background with a hint of color.

Contemporary Home by Jorge Castillo Design Inc.

The vanity sparkles, complemented by metallic and mirrored glass surfaces.

Contemporary Home by Jorge Castillo Design Inc.

A mixture of shades on the glass pendant adds to the peaceful contemporary ambiance of this bathroom.

Contemporary Home by Jorge Castillo Design Inc.

 Asymmetrical detailing, including architectural wall cutouts and gleaming tables, adds to the visual interest of the space.

 The master bedroom is hidden behind the wall, allowing for easy entry into the room.

Contemporary Home by Jorge Castillo Design Inc.

Another view of the living room reveals the continuation of the green and purple motif. An amethyst stone and aquarium add an organic touch.

What do you think of this contemporary home, and which is your favorite room? Leave us your comments below and take a look through more of the firm’s portfolio!

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:

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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!

Marie Burgos Design Luxuriously Transcends Through the Styles

One of our favorite types of interior designers are the ones that can design in a large span of styles. That’s just one of the reasons why New York interior designer Marie Burgos of Marie Burgos Interior Design was chosen as one of the Design Shuffle Top 10 of 2013 in her region. Founded in 2007, Marie Burgos has quickly grown from a residential firm to commercial and much more. As a certified Feng Shui designer, she has earned the “Red Ribbon” status membership by Time Out NY. Consequently, Marie has the capability to seamlessly blend elegance and harmony together to transform spaces into luxurious creations. One of her more notable awards was being individually chosen by HGTV to design the properties for their episodes of “The Unsellables.”

We’ve featured Marie multiple times on our blog and today, we are showing our favorite designs that Marie has here on Design Shuffle. This collection showcases Marie’s unbelievable ability to design in nearly any style yet still staying true to her style. From the eclectic Gramercy Park Loft to the undeniably beautiful Tribeca Penthouse. Read on to see why Marie Burgos is a go-to designer for 2013!

Marie Burgos - East Coast

Suitable to the owner’s personality, this home is balanced with black and light hues and texture. With a palette consisting of gold, taupe, and prune, there is an innate sense of luxury exuded.

Marie Burgos - East Coast

This 4-level loft was completely remodeled from an old abbey. Completely eclectic, there are various vintage accents that fit in perfectly with the rest of the modern white space.

Marie Burgos - East Coast

The architecture of this penthouse speaks for itself with the floor to ceiling windows and Feng Shui implementation. Wood floors, clean lines, and vibrant color bring the space to life.

Marie Burgos - East Coast

White and glass pieces along with modern art create visual focal points that bring the design together.

Marie Burgos - East Coast

This home in the heart of Tribeca boasts ample space that makes this bedroom a true dream. Bright colors yet minimal accents work perfectly with the architecture of the home.

Marie Burgos - East Coast

Glossy furniture and crystal pieces allowed the light in this room to create more energy and space.

Marie Burgos - East Coast

Featuring Old World influence yet modern accents, this old warehouse was transformed to its full potential. High ceilings and brick columns and walls bring a vibe that only this space could provide.

 

 Which of Marie’s designs was your favorite? Be sure to save your favorite to your Fave’s and don’t forget to check back daily as we continue to feature the rest of our winners!