At Turnstyle, we believe design and organization go hand in hand. We sat down with Turnstyle Design principal designer, Lieve Saether, and our friend, declutter and organization guru Sara Fritsch, owner of Moxie Space Organizing LLC, to ask them a few question about getting and staying organized in your home or office while maintaining good design aesthetics.Read More
If there’s one thing that has been important to me throughout my career as an interior designer, it’s incorporating art into every project. Art has the power to evoke such strong emotion and curating an art collection of your own is a process that can be both enjoyable and rewarding—but also somewhat daunting. I’m sharing a few tips I bring all of my clients through, when we’re creating a space that represents their lifestyle and bringing in art to match. By the end of this post, my hope is that you’ll be able to use, curate and look for art with confidence.Read More
This hillside home with French architectural influence is a project we have enjoyed designing over several continuous phases. Meant for entertaining with ease and enjoying stunning city views, we set out to pull people through, encouraging a fluid experience of the spaces collectively. This home has areas to be both contemplative and communal at the same time, including a beautifully textured space lovingly christened “The Retreat” post our design. Subtle references to legendary designer William Haines and further developed artistic intentions encouraged the growth of the homeowner’s art collection.
I loved the openness and accessibility we created in this home. Color and pattern play give rich texturing without overwhelming the senses. Artistic touches such as hand-painted and custom designed vignettes throughout, ensure this homes uniqueness for the special family that lives there. With a European sensibility, this home now balances a refined style without overpowering the everyday experience.
Unless you’re in the middle of building your new home from the ground up, chances are you’re debating on whether you should add more tech to your home. We all realize where the world is headed, yet the idea of a “smart-home” seems at times too complicated to execute.
We agree—well, partially. For most of us leading busy, technology-filled lives, a total revamp and integration of more tech does not make sense. Aside from the time-commitment, tech integration doesn’t align with most homes’ existing structures. Not to mention the enormous costs that accompany taking your 1930’s bungalow and rewiring to enable voice command. However, if done right, a few changes here and there will bring you to the present century AND help influence how you’re able to spend your time.
So let’s take a look at some of the favorite things we’ve recently incorporated into homes, new and old. It is, after all, the small touches that are often most meaningful.Read More
It’s official. According to ELLE decor, Homepolish, The New Daily and more, color is making its comeback. While I’m excited my clients and peers will be eager to experiment with color again— au revoir stark white rooms—I’m sad that anyone ever felt color had left at all! Color is in our identity and, when we treat it as such, it grows to be much more than just a fleeting trend.
Color has been an intrinsic part of Turnstyle since its founding. We believe color is in our human nature, a sixth sense, an instinct. Color is able to take us to places we faintly remember, as well as to the most vibrant memories that we hold dear. Incorporating color into your home is no easy feat but, if done correctly, it is the perfect way to symbolize who you are, where you came from and what you relate to.
You simply can’t grow tired of the free associations, or nostalgia one has to color.Your own personality or inherent feelings—all of the things color is able to emote.
When I think about examples to showcase this way of thinking, two previous projects come to mind:Read More
A more traditional home at first glance, this home houses a young family of four, ready to skillfully challenge the typical expectations of its façade. With a boldly patterned wallpapered foyer, this home welcomes visitors with a solid wink of the eye.
Our consistent aim in any project is to partner with and play up the architecture of a home; for young families we see it as necessary to do this playfully. The tongue-in-cheek touches create opportunities for child and grown-up play to coexist.
- We capitalized on storage, giving the home organization and functionality in the way its spaces are used.
- In a study requested for both dad and his boys, we accommodate everyone comfortably and harmoniously through the design of custom built-ins.
- Plush, joyous area rugs ensure parents and kids can linger for lots of down-on-the floor amusement.
- Rounded, well-chosen pieces encourage ebullient flow so no one bumps into pieces at play. In this home we created spaces which feel both mature and non-intimidating, suiting the needs of this more youthful family.
My favorite moments:
- The curved crescent-shaped sofa in the living room;
- color palette in the entryway;
- textures and built-ins in the study;
- light fixtures throughout.