Last week, Interior Design masters from around the country came out for the New York Design Center's event of the season - What's New What's Next. I was part of an esteemed panel of interior designers from around the country speaking about the latest in technology for interior designers. The panel was held at the Odegard showroom, was organized by our friends at Dering Hall and included Joe Human, Paloma Contreras, Patrick Dragonette, and our moderator Dennis Sarlo. We had a very interesting conversation about the intersection of design and technology. I'm so honored that NYDC picked Kati Curtis Design to be a part of this discussion with such incredible interior design masters! See highlights of our talk below and be sure to share with us any questions you might have about technology in design! This was such a fantastic conversation, and so timely in today's world. We all are so passionate about the future of design. Thank you to NYDC for having me and for bringing this topic to light for so many aspiring designers and master designers alike. And be sure to follow us on Instagram to see what we're up to and all of our newest projects! photo credit: ©MatthewCarasella.com
11 Beach Street Interior Design If you follow us on Instagram, you've probably seen more than a few previews for our 11 Beach Street interior design and renovation!! 11 Beach is a new building designed by BKSK and Thomas Juul-Hansen, and we are making our magic on one of the full-floor units. Working with our friends at Best and Company, we're adding millwork, all new lighting, a tracery ceiling in the main living space, and furnishing the home top to bottom for a beautiful family relocating to NYC from Toronto, Canada. You can view the renderings we did of the interior spaces in the Portfolio section of our website, but the fun part is not so much the pretty pictures, but the process we went through to get to the construction stage. The client is based in Toronto, CA, and contracted us to handle all aspects of the project - from the architecture of the space to the decorative finishes and furnishings. Since we're the feet on the ground, we're the client's eyes and ears, making sure every little detail is attended to so they can just show up and enjoy their new life in NYC. The Great Room The Great Room design (shown above), includes a walled enclosure that we added to the previously open plan space. The Clients cook a lot, so they wanted to be able to separate off the kitchen area, but keep the visual openness...
Top NY Interior Designers unveil designs for DXV Design Panel Kati Curtis Design and other Top NY Interior Designers unveiled their designs for the DXV Design Panel this past Tuesday! Kati was honored to be one of only four designers to be selected to join the prestigious panel, made up of top interior designers from around the country. It Started With Morocco We were given The Golden Era line from DXV for our city inspiration. Kati felt nothing evoked the golden era more than the glamorous and exotic city of Casablanca, Morocco! Having traveled there in early February, she was inspired by the contrasts - the mix of the old and the new, the refined and the raw. Creating a respite from the bustling medinas, Kati created a hammam-style spa. Utilizing handcrafted Moroccan tiles from Mosaic House, we set an ancient stage, but added contemporary elements like the a modern vanity to bring the scene into the 21st century. Kati noted while traveling in Morocco that the hammam, while an ancient tradition, is still a very modern social pastime. Designing a room inspired by Casablanca had the potential of being busy and overwhelming. But Kati created a truly serene space. She kept the color palette fairly muted and selected faucets from the Keefe® Collection in a matte black finish. “There’s an inherent beauty in the faucets themselves—solid and architectural. They really pop against the tile.” Kati continues, "I love things that have longevity,...
This week on LXTV's Open House New York Kati walks you through our Chelsea interior design project. The home is filled with bold color and patterns with global influences. This was a white box begging for warmth. We created that with walnut wood in the kitchen, then added more with the colorful marble with its green, gold, brown specks. The walls? We left them completely absolutely white– a virgin canvas that gave us the chance to add more colors within the room. And then we looked up. And wondered what to do with the living room’s (very) large expanse of ceiling? The answer: a Venetian plaster ceiling, adding a subtle textural element in the room. The contrast of the raw and edgy with the refined and the beautiful—the kind of beauty that stops us flat in our tracks (and sometime takes our breath away, too) Here, we did that in the largest statement possible: the staircase through the penthouse. We took it from its stark, gloss white form and brought it back to its original, striking architectural feature of blackened steel– highlighting the rawness of the structure against the refined elements in this beautiful penthouse. It’s a home that reflects the open, adventurous spirit of the client. Here is the Open House New York feature.
Paris Deco Off is an annual event where the world’s most distinguished wallpaper and fabric showrooms exhibit their newest collections. (Find out more here!) We hit the fabric houses with a vengeance, attempting to see absolutely everything and everyone that was new and exciting for the Spring collections. Since we're known for our ability to incorporate global patterns and styles in our interiors, we naturally gravitated towards the abundance of Indian, Moorish and Chinese influences showcased in this years collections at Paris Deco Off. Birds, animals, and Chinese porcelain patterns were seen everywhere, from fabrics, to wallpapers, to painted furniture. Nowhere was this global influence trend more beautifully executed than in Pierre Frey’s new Maoming collection. Inspired by travels in the Guizhou Province of China, the line evokes the artistry, craftsmanship and know-how of the Miao women. The collection’s colorful ikats, batiks and geometrical embroideries and corresponding wallpapers and rugs, are a true work of art! It was hard to not leave with one of every single pattern. You'll be sure (as per usual) to see a lot of these influences in our upcoming projects! Thanks for reading, and we will see you next week for more inspiration and design.
In January, we joined thousands of other interior design professionals and enthusiasts from around the globe at Maison et Objet, a biannual design fair that takes place in the chic capital of the world: Paris. The fair showcases all that is brand new in the home furniture, accessories, and tableware world and sets the tone for the season’s interior design trends. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite trends from the show: Blush pink: The Pantone Color of 2016 officially known as Rose Quartz, is still taking center stage. Seen in upholstery fabrics, wall coverings, accessories, and even paint color, this feminine, soft, and yet luscious tone; gives us all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. Flora and fauna: Going beyond the animal print, which has been a ubiquitous trend for many years, animals invade the interior design world in full force in other fun and unexpected shapes and forms: from playful taxidermy to bunny-shaped lamps and illustrations on tableware, fabrics, and wallcovering, there's an abundance of options for those wanting to incorporate fauna in their interiors. (We prefer our taxidermy of the faux variety....but real was seen as well!) Fringe binge: A constant on SS16 fashion runways from Paris to New York, the trend has officially cast its spell on interior designers as well. Fringes are cleverly employed to upholstery pieces, chairs, and even mirrors in ways we've never seen before to suit the current preference. We...
2017 Starts with us being chosen to design this year's DXV Design Panel! We're honored to be part of this esteemed event where 4 designers take over the DXV Design Showroom in Minneapolis. Follow us on Instagram for updates! This exciting event is something we look forward to every year, and it is truly a dream to be a part of it this year as part of the design panel. We'll be covering a variety of exciting topics and hosting discussions on all things design. If you're in Minneapolis, you won't want to miss it! And if you're not able to attend in person this year, we'll be sharing highlights on Instagram. What an exciting way for us to start the year. Thank you to the DXV team for including us in the line up. We can't wait to get there and start soaking in all of the magic that DXV brings. See you soon! If you've been thinking about bringing us on to design your dream home- now is the time! You can contact us here to schedule your consultation and we can get the process started. Thank you for following along with us, and we will see you next time!
We can't believe it's 2017 already!!! Here at Kati Curtis Design, we're busy on some very exciting new interior design projects both domestically and abroad. It's going to be a busy year, but that's exactly how we like it. Take a look below at some of our new interior design projects! First up on the drawing board is 11 Beach Street, New York, NY. 11 Beach is a new construction development in the TriBeCa neighborhood of downtown Manhattan. Kati Curtis Design has been contracted to design one of the 5 bedroom apartments - completely re-imagining the interiors - from the architectural millwork and built-ins to the furniture, decorative lighting, and kitchen redesign. The above is our design for the Great Room space. We can't wait to show you how it all turns out once we are done! It's an incredible space with so much potential, and we're so excited to get started on this transformation. Next on the books is a family compound in Beijing! If you've been thinking about working with our team, our calendar for interior design projects is filling up quick! Contact us at Kati Curtis Design to get started on your dream home. We'd love to work with you to create the perfect home. Related News: Tribeca Apartment Interior Design featured in 1stDibs Introspective Magazine
The nation’s top interior designers and architects participated in this year’s 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, hosted by New York’s premiere local youth organization, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Each designer spent the eight weeks transforming The Carlton House Townhouse at 19 East 61st Street in New York City’s iconic Lenox Hill neighborhood. Hand-selected by the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Committee and led by its chair, renowned interior designer Bunny Williams, this year’s talented group of 21 designers and architects brought the interiors of The Carlton House Townhouse, an impressive 10,000-square-foot raw space, to life. The townhouse, which also has 5,000 square feet of outdoor space, sits adjacent to The Carlton House, a 68-unit residential luxury building. “This year’s team of participating designers and architects is an extraordinary mix of veterans and newcomers and who not only are doing amazing things for the interior design community, but are also dedicated to supporting our cause,” said Bunny Williams. This year's Show House raised over 2 million dollars for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
This week Kati was a featured guest on Million Dollar Decorator with James Swan. Get to know all of Kati's secrets - including what she wouldn't want any of her clients to know about her own home, how she started in interior design, and her biggest tip to change your home TODAY! It was such a blast to talk with James and share all of these amazing tips and experiences. Getting to be on the show Million Dollar Decorator was such an honor - and we can't wait for you to hear Kati's story. Thank you again to James and the team for having us join you! If you're interested in working with our team, now is the time to reach out! Our calendar fills up quickly, and we take a limited number of clients per year. We'd love to help create the perfect dream home for you and your family. Reach us here to schedule a consultation and find out how we can bring your vision to life! And make sure to follow us on Instagram to see the latest projects and behind the scenes work. Thank you so much for following along, and enjoy the latest episode of Million Dollar Decorator.
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