Berlin Designs, Inc. Blog: Design Rituals

... a passionate revelation of my design rituals ...
a passionate account from a South Florida award-wining interior designer who is blessed to celebrate her 20th year anniversary of designing "interiors that lift your spirit™"
Welcome! The search is finally over. That perfect marriage of understanding without words:one look, one image, a breathtaking view... Someone who will know how to interpret her client's wishes by listening to all the unsaid words, seeing the cues, perceiving the feelings with a simple gaze.
I am the lucky designer who will get to go into the personal spaces in your life, your office or home. That place you call your own, where you can be you. Your surroundings matter to me, my passion is to let the best of you shine through the space you occupy. No antiseptic rooms, catalog photo-shoot ready, rather the elegant comfort of a back porch at sunset is the feeling I want in the interior of your private spaces. The sink-down comfort of being in your OWN space.
Let your smile shine as you enjoy learning about my passion for design. Then, you will see why we say: experience Interiors that lift your spirit™.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Colorado = Nature

Oh! I think this is where the term "Green Design" was coined. Everywhere you look in the summer months in and around Beaver Creek, a green carpet of many colors come to life.
A spectrum of light surprised us as we went to the Rodeo for the kids to play live for the crowds.
This was an unbelievable site: a double rainbow.

Local shops display true artisan craftsmanship with respect for Mother Nature, such as this gorgeous cocktail table with gnarled vine legs.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Inspiration in the Mountains

We, Floridians, like to disappear from Miami in the summer. This year we are taking off for the mountains of Colorado, where the fresh cool air will awaken the senses resulting in new appreciation for the basic colors Mother Nature has to offer.
We are using both our son's violin camp as an excuse for a family gathering. Outdoor intense activities will be perfectly balanced with day long classical violin instruction, so to challenge and feed the mind's every nook.
Happily, once we renew our oxygen content and attempt dare-devil hot-air balloon riding, we will come back to hot South Florida for a season full of challenges and more 'interiors that lift your spirit.'™
ta da... ciao for now... hasta la vista....

Friday, June 1, 2007

A tub with a view

... a fabulous addition/renovation of a zenful master bath ...

South Florida is surrounded by water and being a pisces myself, I totally understood when my client, a lovely British young athlete, wanted nothing more than a jacuzzi with a view.

After an extensive renovation we achieved our goal. Bumping out a mere three feet with a 45º window was the answer to bringing the water from the InterCoastal waterways into her master bath.

Nothing melts your worries better away than a hot bath surrounded by elegant honey-onyx marble, gold plated fixtures and a parade of luxury yatchs in your view.