Posts Tagged ‘Women’s Beauty and Interior Design’

Interior Designer’s View on Bathroom Remodels & Lighting

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Ernesto

Shadows on Your Face

I know, it sounds like the title for some hard rock band’s new CD, but what I am actually talking about is bathroom vanity lighting. It’s mostly the ladies that complain about this problem (and I don’t blame them) because most designs don’t provide them with appropriate light to check out or do their make up. You can see my solution to this problem on this picture, where I selected a mirror with a 360 degree source of light on its perimeter; this eliminates all shadows from your face.

Mirror, mirror on the wall… Light my face and I’ll smile for all!

Award Winning use of Mosaics

Posted on: March 12th, 2011 by Ernesto

Mosaics: A European Delicacy

This project won two ASID Awards for our designs, one in 2011 for Residences over 6,500 Sq. Ft. and another for “Design in Finishes” (Mosaics) in 2012.

Mosaics come in glass, stone, porcelain, metal, wood and all combinations of these materials. You can use them on floors, walls, ceilings and any other surface you would like to add some detail to! This type of tile has been around as far back as the 4th century BC and it is exciting to see that they are experiencing a revival as vibrant as their most daring colors!

While currently designing numerous kitchen and bathroom projects, it seems that every one of my clients wants to see these beautiful little tiles used in one place or another. I have always been a big fan of mosaics, for aesthetic as well as practical reasons. I think they are timeless and I can use them in contemporary as well as traditional projects. Their small scale allows for versatility. These tiny tiles will wrap around the smallest radii, furthermore some suppliers will customize my designs for a specific backsplash or border so I can be as creative as I want!

Fields of pale colors give uniformity and serenity to a room; vibrant combinations of assorted colors can make you want to dance the Rumba. Formal or casual, traditional or contemporary the rediscovery of mosaics has brought new blood to design, to the spaces where we live, work and enjoy ourselves.

24-2011 ASID Excellence Award Winning-Scottsdale Elegance-Master Suite Bathroom     23-2011 ASID Excellence Award Winning-Scottsdale Elegance-MasterSuiteBathroom-Custom Design Linen Cabinet & Mosaic Tile Rug Detail

Here are a few images where you can see a bathroom I recently designed. The central feature in the space is a “rug” made out of intricately cut marble pieces that create flowers, volutes, borders and medallions; this motif is carried to the tub surrounds as well as shower walls.

Check out the rest of this project in my portfolio!