Architects and interior designers say that after 12 months of varying degrees of lockdown, people are discovering what does and doesn’t work in their homes, and becoming more confident about acting on it.
Ratio Design sells minority stake to Toronto investment firm, plans growth
Ratio will remain an independent Indianapolis-based company as part of the deal, with founding principal Bill Browne staying as president and the largest individual shareholder.Read More
Architect Stephen Alexander helping to sketch future of Old Southside
He has a big plan for the south side of downtown, but the plan is ever evolving and it will require hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and large-scale rethinking of development along the Interstate 70 corridor.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Remodelers reveal what homeowners want in pandemic era
An architect, interior designer and design-build contractor discuss the sudden shift in priorities for the home, how much projects can cost and how crews get the work done in the middle of a health crisis.Read More
Ratio principal Bill Browne talks Pan Am Plaza project
Ratio is architect for the $550 million project by Kite Realty Group Trust that includes a Signia Hilton, an expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and—eventually—a second, 600-room Hilton-branded hotel.Read More
The design team announced Wednesday will be led by Stuttgart, Germany-based engineering firm Schlaich Bergermann Partner, or SBP, in collaboration with New York City-based Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, or PAU, and seven other firms.
Interior designer Daun Curry, a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, freelanced as a stylist before opening her own New York design firm in 2009.
An open-concept room is seemingly free of convention or traditional discipline. It is for this reason that one should tread cautiously when decorating.
Selecting a specific color can be challenging. Where to start? I usually ask homeowners about personal preferences: What colors do they like to wear? What color is their vehicle? Any preferred childhood colors? What do different colors mean to them?
Up to now, the business has primarily served architects and designers in bigger markets. Also this week: Lou Malnati’s, Dave & Busters, Godiva Chocolatier, Nesso, Jiffy Lube.
“I like the notion that a room full of objects can be more soothing than a plain space, as the eye has something to rest on. I love color and print, but that being said I like a room that feels quite edited and tidy.”
Shipping container homes and buildings have gained traction in the last 10 years as people search for an alternative to traditional building methods and look for recyclable, durable products.
I recommend using—yes, brace yourselves—a reclining chair, comfortable chair and ottoman, or chaise lounge. If reading is your refuge, then a small reading light should definitely be paired with your seating. Add a small table with a drawer to put away your eyeglasses, keys and any media device such as your phone, tablet or laptop. These should be turned off. This is your time.
The pandemic turned the entire nation into homebodies. Now, architects, builders and interior designers are addressing the pain points that emerged when our homes became our offices, schools and entertainment venues.
It doesn’t matter whether you consider this notebook a design journal or a project management tool or a running budget. It is all three.
Forget the colors of the sunsets, burnt oranges, browns and ochres of Italian villas. Repaint your home’s walls in neutral tones that will set the stage for a hip, contemporary vibe.
McFadden walked herself through a four-step plan to design a home where she could overcome the grief of her separation—and through the process, she learned how a space can heal and unlock potential.
Your home is not a museum, so mix your styles freely. If you layer a space with color, texture and an array of styles, your decor choices will have a much longer life and feel personal. Accessories are an affordable way to make sure a space doesn’t get locked into one period or thematic look. […]
Whether you’re wishing you were at a wilderness cabin, the beach or an exotic passport destination, designers and retailers are offering clever ways to bring the world into your quarantined home space.