Reinventing Light

It’s easy to convert existing down lighting to LED by using retrofit kits from companies like Nora lighting. Companies such as Phillips and Toshiba have designed LED lamps that screw in to A19 sockets and MR16 low voltage. These are two great ways to incorporate LEDs into your existing lighting without a great deal of expense. We use LED lighting for general illumination, accent and task lighting as in under cabinet illumination, bathrooms, chandeliers and cove lighting when specifying new lighting fixtures. Currently we are designing a new construction residential project with 100% Energy efficient lighting. LEDs come in a variety of color temperatures and their CRI ratings are very good, in the high eighties which is much better than fluorescent. When selecting LED lamps, pay attention to the lumens vs. the wattage. – See more at: http://schlosserdesign.net/reinventing-light/#sthash.jk52JABa.dpuf

A Nod To Mod

Contributing author: Amy Tran

Glamorous pearls, florals and feminine lines meet funky patterns and bold accents.  Inspired by fashion design and ranging from large floral prints to bold stripes and bright eccentric patterns mixed with pastel hues, this new wave of design aesthetic suggests its roots are from Sixties Mod.  In 2013, this is a fresh take on the sixties using lavenders, baby blues, mints, and peaches that are anchored by black or white.  This design style easily incorporates mid-century pieces with a feminine and youthful twist.

 

For more inspiration visit our Pinterest Board: A Nod To Mod

Springtime Floral Design

It’s no doubt that adding a dash of floral to any space can make all the impact!  We’ve chosen tulips as our favorite floral this spring.  In countless color varieties, these blooms create a natural elegance and ambiance that so beautifully brightens up the room.

 

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1 Bright orange varieties in bunches, lined up for an outdoor garden party.  A simple, yet elegant presentation.

2 Aqua blue glass adds a touch of bold color against a white backdrop.  We just love the aqua-red color combo!

3 White pottery is the perfect accessory to any casual-chic floral arrangement.

4 Stems wrapped in greens in an ombre of purple tones create a lovely linear pattern.

5 The Estella Rijnveld species is a type of tulip identified by it’s fringed edges.

6 Long, thin branches accent this rustic composition.

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Earthy Orange Dining Room: Interior Design & Decor by Schlosser Design Group

 

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Orange pops off a dark, contrasting backdrop.

 

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Countless color varieties are available at almost every floral shop during the spring months.

 

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Have a large surface to fill?  Want to create the maximum effect?  Fill a large mouth vase with many hand fulls of blooms to really captivate your audience.

 

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Don’t be afraid to show off your roots!

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Trip to Santa Fe Art Galleries

Written by our guest blogger Kayla

Cristie had a great visit with Selby at The Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe. Works included paper origami style sculptures by Kevin Box.

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The entrance to the eclectic Selby Fleetwood Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Adjacent to the front door sits a bronze sculpture by artist Kevin Box. The sculpture is lovingly named “Family Tree.”

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“Birthday Cake” by artist Palo Klein Uber is in acrylic and French crayon on board.  Uber has recorded a detailed account of the origins of this piece.  Stumbling upon an ordinary object in the wee-hours of the morning resulted in this stunningly detailed work.

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On display in the Fleetwood Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Joe Ostraff presents a series of harmonic and understated pieces in oil and mixed media.  This piece titled, “Logo #1” almost glows in the gallery lighting.

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Two pieces by Joe Ostraff in mixed media on panel on display in the Fleetwood Gallery of Satna Fe, New Mexico.

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“A2Z” in oil and mixed media by Joe Ostraff.  On display in Fleetwood Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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“Sometimes I feel like I am Covered in a Fall Cactus Cocoon” by Aaron Bunshnell on display in Fleetwood Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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“Harlem Elevated” oil on linen by David Kapp on display at ZaneBennett Contemporary Art Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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“Tasadana” raku ceramic and bronze, by Kellogg Johnson on display at ZaneBennett Contemporary Art Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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“Dancing Pony” by Kevin Box is a delight to see in the courtyard of Fleetwood Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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In a quirky take on origami Kevin Box has created these wall sculptures that can be found in the Fleetwood Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Adorning the entrance to ZaneBennett Contemporary Art Gallery stands this eye-catching bronze sculpture titled “Boon” by Guy Dill.

 

Introducing Our Newest Team Member, Kayla

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SDG is welcoming the newest member to the team.  Kayla Harvey is studying to achieve her Bachelors of Arts in Interior Design, and is working as an intern this spring.  Hailing from the Hoosier state of Indiana she has moved around the Midwest several times before settling here in Dallas.  In addition to previous work experience in the field of event management, Kayla has also worked in IT sales and as a design drawing tutor at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She is ready to bring her enthusiasm and passion for design to SDG.

Kayla Recommends these Design Blogs…

designsponge.com
Designsponge.com is a great resource for everyday residential design inspiration.  Since it is updated frequently throughout the day it is worthwhile to check in periodically to see what is happening.
fab.com
If I am looking to find a special gift, or just seeking an item to fall in love with for my own home I always check out Fab.com.  Fun, quirky, and unique items can serve as inspiration for a room, or the perfect, albeit unexpected, accent to finish a space.
inhabitat.com
Eco-friendly, meets Architecture, meets Art, meets good Design. Inhabititat.com is the place to search for the latest green innovation.  The information here ranges all the way from the tiny house movement to massive scale green hotel designs, and everything in between.

Interior Design Show Toronto

Cristie spent last week in Toronto with some of the most innovative and creative interior designers & design professionals from the US, Canada and beyond. IDS Toronto is Canada’s design fair, featuring world-renowned designers and architects as key-note speakers and inspiring exhibits for the design community to experience. During the week, Cristie attended the Business of Design Conference with host Kimberley Seldon, a good friend and fellow interior design professional. Kimberley is a well known interior design personality in Canada and the US. She runs her design firm, Kimberley Seldon Design Group, created Dabble Magazine, and serves as host for a variety of  t.v. shows. Kimberley provided an insightful perspective into her successful business and her secrets to that success.

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