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™.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A little Italy: La Murrina

Known for its contemporary designs and traditional glassblowing methods, La Murrina, started on the island of Murano, Italy, in 1968, continues to introduce innovative lighting, and its latest collections are no exceptions. New fixtures range from an ultramodern suspension piece by Karim Rashid to the whimsical six-arm Glamour chandelier. Tao Night Club in Vegas exhibits with pride their alluring exquisite designs.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

SCALE in Vegas

Larger than life, the Trojan horse has taken residence at FAO Schwartz in Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace. Children and adults alike can actually climb inside and feel the grandiosity of this 3-stories high wooden sculpture. Yet another example of grand scale in Vegas.

Everywhere you turn one feels like Alice in wonderland after being shrunk down to fit through the keyhole. Furniture consoles and accessories found at the Wynn can be seen in such enormous proportions that are no longer functional but strictly decorative.

Chandeliers hang attracting one's eye to the soaring ceilings while putting the whim in Wynn.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

L' Shanah Tovah!

A time to give thanks.
We pray for health, peace and tolerance.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We remember

In memoriam

This beautiful image of the Manhattan of yesteryear reminds us how precious life is. On this 9/11 (my eldest's half birthday, his birthday 3/11 falls on the Atocha terrorist attack in Madrid) we shall remember the victims, the heroes and the unsung heroes who gave it their all. We pray for their families and that they will find comfort in their loved ones memory.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Time for Oneself

Finding the right balance between work and pleasure has been a total challenge for me. Most people I know are completely able to take the time to enjoy themselves. Sure I too go to dinners with friends and family, enjoy my kids activities and escape to the gym. Yet recently when I was asked to actually jot down 3 things that I do for myself and enjoy (and by that I don't mean getting a manicure or a massage) I mean truly love to do it and never get to it. I actually have a hard time with this concept. As if, if I am not working I OUGHT to be taking care of someone, ie. kids, family members and all their needs, hubby, working out... yada, yada, yada....
Those friends of mine who often go out to girl's night outs, that couple that takes dancing lessons, and I don't know the extend of activities out there, they make me feel that I am playing hookie at work.
Truly I am beginning to sound and feel like a work-o-holic. Yet, I feel energized by the many on-going projects as if they give me a rush of adrenaline.... good or bad? not sure, balance lifestyle: no way.

A flamenco dancer graces our home at a recent dinner celebration, fun and a lot of work.