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BIA Interiors Feature: Bedroom Design Tips

Our bedrooms are often a safe haven to enjoy peace and solitude at the beginning and end of each day. With the seasons changing, we are spending even more time at home and it is key to have a designated place for peaceful escape. This is why it is so important to give master bedroom…

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BIA Interiors Feature: Custom Home Office Built-Ins

Working from home has affected a lot of us in very different ways. On one hand, it’s nice to be in the comfort of your own space and on the other, most of us didn’t plan to be working from home so our spaces aren’t equipped properly. Make-shift desks, using the kitchen counter, switching from…

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Warm Up Fall Evenings with Rooftop Fireplaces

This year, more than ever, outdoor living spaces have been used to gather safely in the open air. As we enter the colder months of winter, a great way to extend the life of an outdoor living area is an outdoor fireplace. Imagine a cozy rooftop sunset with a blanket, a crackling fire, and maybe…

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BIA Interiors Feature: Refreshing Spaces with Accessories and Art

Have you ever noticed how fresh flowers can really spruce up a place? Or perhaps adding or rearranging pillows can make a world of a difference? Maybe you haven’t tried because you’re thinking such small changes will never be noticed. Well, if you think accessorizing and adding art is not worth it, we’re here to…

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BIA Interiors Feature: Organizational Tips to Ease Into the New School Year 

As we say goodbye to summer, we say hello to back-to-school nights; it can be daunting to get kids ready to pick up the pencils again, but with the right organization and setup, we can make the transition a lot smoother. The secret is to make small but impactful changes around your space to get…

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Before + After: Reimagined Details on Willow Street

This Brooklyn Heights renovation project began as an endeavor to re-imagine the current building that had been compartmentalized into a maze of apartments into a restored version of its pre-1920s elegance, updated for modern living.  In addition to converting the home back to a single-family townhouse, the client also chose to adhere to the Passive…

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BIA Interiors Ten Over Ten: Ten weekly posts to help build your perfect home

As an interior design studio that is part of an architecture firm that specializes in Passive House, we know a thing or two about creating healthy and efficient homes. We never put a 100% focus on just the aesthetics, but integrate each family’s unique needs and comfort into building a space.  Here is where we…

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Find the Hidden Storage

Since many of our parlor floor layouts are emphasizing an open floor plan and unobstructed site lines, designing coat closets into small nooks has become a fun exercise in space efficiency. This transitional Carroll Gardens townhouse project utilized the space under the stair (all of it!) as an all-purpose drop area. The sloped ceiling of…

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Before and After: Thoughtful Changes for a 25 Foot Wide Townhouse

This unique project posed many interesting challenges and details structurally, programmatically, and aesthetically. Upon purchasing this twenty five foot wide brownstone in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, the Owners were charmed by some of the house’s existing historic details, but knew updates and repairs would be necessary to fit the needs and lifestyle of their…

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Join BIA at these Upcoming Virtual Conferences

Although you can’t easily get on a plane for international travel right now, it doesn’t mean you can’t attend international conferences! Passive House International and Passive House Spain are taking their conferences virtual this year! Michael Ingui will be speaking at the 24th annual International Passive House Conference on Wednesday, September 30 and the 12th…