Monday, December 1, 2008

Modern Earthy Kitchens

More than ever before, today's kitchen designs are taking a turn towards the modern while incorporating raw, earthy materials. I love how the unexpected textures of stone and reclaimed wood take the edge off of cold stainless appliances. Earthy elements breath life into minimilistic kitchen designs. The use of both old and new materials also gives designers the freedom to choose antique, modern, or tranisitonal accents like lighting and furniture.

Jennifer Gilmer, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath; Washington D.C.
•Cabinetry: Sterling Custom Cabinetry, 717/239-0800;
•Cabinetry hardware: Hafele America, 800/423-3531;
•Countertops, concrete: Concrete Jungle, 301/874-1001;
•Range hood: Independent , 800/763-8232;
•Faucet-prep: Vola, (no US 800#),
•Faucet-pot filler: Kohler, 800/456-4537;
•Sink: Franke,

Ellyn Barr, Francine Besselaar and Canan Akyuz, Superior Woodcraft; Doylestown, Pennslyvania.
•Wood cabinetry, custom: Superior woodcraft,
•Stainless steel cabinetry: Hart Mechanical Contractors,
•Lyptus butcher block countertop, custom: Devos Woodworking,
•Range hood: Wolf Range,
•Sinks-island: Franke,
•Faucets: KWC America,

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

DSM is branching out!

Design Savvy Maui and Bella Grace Flowers are teaming up to bring you...
Bella Grace Floral and Event Design

A full service event design company specializing in boutique weddings and corporate functions. When it comes to creating an exquisite event, we believe it's all in the details. Designer fabrics and trimmings combined with extraordinary floral arrangements inspire the most outstanding events. Let us plan your event down to the tiniest detail. What can we say...
We LOVE a good party!

Monday, September 1, 2008

The McLellan's Wedding

Jessica and Erik McLellan were married on August 3oth 2008. They held the ceremony near a church in Kaupo, Maui and it was amazing. The weather was beautiful and we were in the middle of the country with hardly anything around but a church, an ocean, and the land. I heard that this was a place that they would come to get away so it held great meaning to them. She held the reception on her familys property where there was catering, live music, dancing, and beautiful decor. Ryan and I are so happy for you and Erik. Congratualtions!

Friday, June 6, 2008

As Seen In: Modern Luxury Hawaii Magazine

Modern Luxury Hawaii Magazine
Spring 2008
Home Section
Interior Motives

As Seen In: The Art Institutes Alumni Newsletter

The Art Institutes Alumni
April, 2007
Interior Design Alumni Unite

Friday, March 7, 2008

Inspiration Friday 10 - Natural Living Room

Inspiration Image from Halley Resources

Clockwise from top left
1. Acacia Tray from Crate & Barrel
2. Green Vase from Target
3. Glass Lamp from Z Gallerie
4. Noguchi Coffee Table from DWR
5. Upholstered Chair from Room & Board

Friday, February 22, 2008

Inspiration Friday 8 - Outdoor Dining Decor

Inspiration Image from Edge Reps
Clockwise from top left
1. A Moment of Memories
2. Target
3. I S Design (Green Product)
4. Emu

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Square Fabric Lights with Metal Bases

Clockwise from top left
1. Yomo
2. Plug Lighting
3. 100 Watt
4. Axo Light

Friday, February 1, 2008

Inspiration Friday 6 - Tropical Seating Area

Even on Maui we are getting rain and cold and I thought images of sand and sun would cheer everyone up. I love this inspiration image from stylist Jamo & Associates. (Found Via Desire to Inspire)

Inspiration Image from Jamo & Associates

Clockwise from top left
1. Pier
3. Ankasa
4. Boyd Lighting
5. Crate & Barrel
6. Williams Sonoma Home

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wavy Dividers

Clockwise from top left
1. Winoldi
2. Room Online
3. Architonic
4. Hive Modern
5. Beat Karrer
6. Chiasso

Monday, January 28, 2008

Maddy's Nursery

A young new mother came to us with a vision for a nursery for her baby girl on the way. “nothing too girly and with room to grow” were her only requests. We started with a color scheme, from which we selected a charming Victoria Hagan Fabric. This pattern became the stencil around the room, all in a dusty pink. The Client had a wonderful teak armoire which we took from the living room and used for the baby. A fun teak shelf sits opposite the armoire, and the rich brown tones of the wood are such a great contrast with the pinks and lavenders. A pretty room for a pretty baby!

Thank you Jenny for taking such great photos!

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