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, October 31, 2007

Goulish halloween

Imagine trick o' treating with this monumental palace in your backyard. It gives new meaning to haunted house. The goulish lanterns hang on the walls to dimly light your path as you walk the halls.
Children and grownups alike gasping at every corner, and the pictures on the walls have eyes that follow our every footstep...


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tropical colors

Living in the tropics we crave sunlight, palms and colors derived from nature.

Murals of this tropical nature are usually found in many lobbies, lounges and entertainment areas. This homeowner a tropical bird lover requested from our artist this trompe l'oeil rendition of a tropical rain forest. Quite a colorful addition to the home's otherwise monochromatic interior.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

new buzz word: ECO-friendly

Of the 30 invitations across my desk this weekend, the new term of choice is ECO-friendly.
This particular company sells gorgeous artisan enhanced wood accessories and furniture all which are true conversation and conservation pieces.

Examples shown are elegantly handmade by craftsmen who are best described as artists. Some pieces are made from wood that is over 300 years old. The wood is often found in old barns, decaying bridges, reforestation areas, and rare tree trunks found at the bottom of rivers.

These hidden treasures are still well preserved in the remote areas of Brazil, waiting to be discovered and given a creative touch to transform them into works of art. All of these featured wood pieces are certified by accredited environmental organizations strict standards.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Dine in white

white /(h)wït/
1. of the color of milk or fresh snow, due to the reflection of most wavelengths of visible light

What about this dining area becomes so appealing to me a color lover?
Perhaps the absence of all color is the attraction itself. Perhaps the idea of the food and wine coloring the environment or better yet the people themselves and all their garments will change the design on a daily basis.

That's it a truly dynamic interior one that changes qualities and color much like a chameleon. There is a play on textures, sheens and shapes. Geometric shapes superimpose one another, vertical elements draw the eye upward while the lighting highlights yet another blanc wall.

White on white, pristine yet inviting. One can hear the noisy voices and laughter even when the room is vacant. A breathing interior whose soul is a vibrant when occupied as when it quietly awaits.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Madrid: classical architecture

Architecture in my native country is totally taken for granted. Civilians walk everyday by these magnificent sites which take a tourist to be pointing their camera in a direction for their eye to notice the frieze detail on a landmark.

As much as the young generations scream for modern architectural elements and interiors, the very foundation and total attraction in a city of yesteryear is the reminder of past civilizations.

As if such historical conquests gave birth to this gorgeous city. Sure there are arches of triumph to commemorate the victories, but long after the battles were won, the triumph rest on the opulent carvings, statues of galloping horses and ornate balconies, so well lit they command attention to the passerby.