UPGRADING A KITCHEN

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by sgsinteriors

This is a small galley kitchen in a charming, historic old brownstone in the city of Albany. The existing cabinets were in excellent condition and the homeowners were satisfied with the layout. Although the sink is very close to the cook top, they liked the appreciable amount of counter space to the right. We decided […]

See How and Where the “Other Half” Lives

Posted on November 5th, 2011 by sgsinteriors

I came upon this quite by accident and thought it was so well done and interesting that I wanted to share it with you. It’s a program that was on Nature (public television) entitled The Animal House. Its main focus is how animals all over the world design and build houses that suit their needs. […]

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A “facelift” For Your Living Room / Great Room

Posted on October 10th, 2011 by sgsinteriors

In this current economy there are many things we would perhaps like to do, but find impossible due to finances. One of those might be a complete redesign of our living room/ great room. It is possible to achieve a “new look” for a very reasonable amount of money. Here are a few ideas to […]

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A Bathroom Remodel

Posted on July 5th, 2011 by sgsinteriors

The primary reason that prompted my client to renovate her bathroom was the existing tub. She really wanted a walk-in shower. It gave us an opportunity to address the other issues, such as laminate cabinetry, lighting and the overall ambience of the room. The most major structural change we made was making the shower “feel” so […]

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Creating A Whimsical Space in a Dark Area

Posted on July 5th, 2011 by sgsinteriors

Many apartments, condominiums and townhouses often have an area in the center of the building that has little or no natural light and is consequently dark (often this is because there are adjoining walls with the adjacent unit which prohibits installing a window). As so often in design, we try to take what initially may […]

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Susan Responds to Recent WSJ Article on “Undecorating”

Posted on April 24th, 2011 by sgsinteriors

There was an article recently in the Wall Street Journal  addressing the “new” design trend of “undecorating.” The ideal results in “unfussy, lived-in, creative, imperfect homes.” Funny, that sounds like my home (which, by the way, I love) and I’ve been operating a design business for over 30 years. “The emphasis is on freshness, on […]

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