Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DAS Interior Design Ideas

As we move from winter into spring we all feel the need to spruce things up. It’s a time of change, the warm lighter days of spring are replacing the cold dark ones of winter. Why not extend that feeling to our homes? It does not have to be a major project entailing months of planning and vast expense. A few simple changes to accessories or accents can transform the winter room to a summer one.

Let's go back to David and John's place and show you how very minor modifications can lead to significant changes in mood and setting.

In the following photos we show the same couch with different pillows. As you see, the atmosphere of the room changes. Some pillows intensifying the colors in the rugs others subduing them. These photos, all taken with at the same time of day with identical lighting and exposure settings, show stark differences between the effect of the black, orange and white patterned pillows. The black ones create a subtle lounge like effect, creating a sophisticated evening atmosphere. While the orange pillows pick out the colors of the rug and console in the back - giving the space a lighter casual daytime feel.  Two starkly different moods created by swapping nothing but pillow covers.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

DAS Spring Idea

On the question: How are you? One of our friends replied, "I've got daffodils on my desk which make me happy. You should get some too!" She's right. Even if it is still cold and sometimes wet outside we all feel spring is coming. The days are getting longer. The sun is warmer and the farmers market are full of fresh flowers.

Why not bring spring into our homes and offices? Pick potted crocuses, daffodils or tulips. You can just leave them in a clay pot or put them in a glass bowl with some pebbles around or colored wax paper. 

At Harlem Flo they add some twigs around the tulips to give them a bouquet like look, contrasting the spiky twigs with the fresh new leaves.

Monday, March 5, 2012

DAS News

We are pleased to announce that our West Village project has been published on Apartment Therapy:

Name: David & John
Location: West Village, New York City
The apartment blends two distinct tastes, into a cohesive style: The traditional taste of John based on the Art Deco style of the building and David's modern tastes.
John, a Philadelphia born lawyer, with fairly traditional taste in interior design had lived in this West Village Art Deco condominium for fifteen years. It was furnished with a mix of old family pieces and antiques collected over the years for various former homes in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Connecticut. When David, a British architect and partner in DAS Studio (an architectural and interior design firm in Manhattan), moved into the apartment they decided it was an opportune time to redesign the space combining the best of both styles.
The result is an apartment that reflects two different tastes cohesively merged into one creating a calm and welcoming atmosphere.