Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rethink Putting Lamps on Your Bedside Night Tables

Posted on January 27th, 2011 by sgsinteriors

Recently working on a master bedroom project I decided to “think out of the box” a bit. Instead of putting a lamp on each bedside table, I decided to wall mount two swing arm lamps with silk shades. It really worked out very well for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it freed up the […]

Creative Solution to Misplaced Electrical Switch

Posted on December 20th, 2010 by sgsinteriors

OK –What WAS he thinking? The electrician was obviously thinking that this was the easiest place to put this switch, but that left me with quite the dilemma. How in heaven’s name was I supposed to hang art on this wall? I decided that the only way around this was a grouping. It worked out […]

Making Something Not Very Appealing into an Asset

Posted on December 12th, 2010 by sgsinteriors

In renovating this kitchen, the room was very small so I decided that I wanted to “double bank” the cabinets that opened to the living room. This way I could maximize the storage space. The idea was to use the cabinets on the “kitchen” side for everyday use and the ones facing the dining area […]

Before and After Condo Kitchen Remodel

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by sgsinteriors

The Problem: an outdated condo in Delmar, NY had faux marbelized cabinets, outdated countertops, outdated appliances and inferior finishes throughout. The Solution: a complete redecoration of the unit, incuding kitchen and bath renovations with new granite countertops, new cabinets, new blinds, new appliances, new closet organizers, new paint job, new furniture, etc. Some walls were removed to […]

Working With a Very Off-centered Window

Posted on November 15th, 2010 by sgsinteriors

At first glance one might think that they could never arrange the furniture as it is with the window so off-centered in the space. What is important to the end result is the concept of considering the window, the art and even the lamp as part of the design of the entire wall. It works […]