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™.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The ultimate Green HDTV

Philips 42PFL5603D/27 42-inch 1080p LCD HDTV
The ultimate in "green" televisions, the Eco TV was named Best in Show in CNET's Best of CES at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. It's made with lead-free flame-retardant materials and the packaging box is made from recycled ones.

Along with superb picture quality and minimal power usage, features include an ambient light sensor, active content monitoring, a low standby mode at only 0.15 watts, and a consumer-selectable Power Saver mode. Plus the Eco TV features 1920 x 1080p resolution, a 29,000:1 contrast ratio, and 5ms response time. $1,999 on Amazon (free shipping) As predicted this is one that not only you'll love watching it makes you feel that you are actually saving energy in this overloaded planet Earth.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ME Barcelona opens this July

ME by Meliá, a hotel line that integrates modern design and fusion cuisine, will add a fourth property to its roster on July 22: the ME Barcelona. This will be the second ME property in Spain, following the opening of the ME Madrid in October 2006. The ME Barcelona is in the Innovation District, a waterfront business park that houses about 200 international companies — many of them technology-related — and is near the convention center. Highlights of the 259-room hotel include the 24th-floor restaurant, Dos Cielos, which has 360-degree views of the mountains and the Mediterranean (a rooftop garden will provide the restaurant with fresh herbs and other ingredients). There is also a pool on the sixth-floor terrace, along with two night life spots: the Chocolate Bar and the Penthouse Pool Lounge. Nightly rates start at 200 euros, or about $322 at $1.61 to the euro.
Personal Tip. The Picasso Museum, located three kilometres from the hotel, houses works dating from 1890 to 1967, including 'Forsaken Ones' and 'The Madman' from the Blue Period, and 'Head Only' from the Cubist Period. Also on display is the renowned Las Meninas (1957), a suite of 58 works conceived in response to Velazquez's painting Las Menas.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Spring into Summer Colors

Summer in the Colorado mountains is more like an unending spring season. New buds are finally coming to life and the last remaining snow patches are still dotting the evergreen lush landscape. Views of every tones and shades from green to purple renew the sense of creativity and add a new palette. The colors are crisp and clear not muddled and that will translate right into home fashions.
So dare to be bold and let nature come home!