Category: Details

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Exacting The Level 5 Finish

Industry standards define wall finishes on a scale of 0 (no finish) to 5 (the most uniform finish). Typically, level 5 finish is reserved for areas that have very specific requirements, i.e. where highly reflective surface treatments will be used or where lighting is especially unforgiving.It is a painstaking process that requires several finish layers…

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It’s In the Details

The holidays are upon us which means lots of entertaining and cooking. The kitchen is often the workhorse of the home and requires special attention when planning for each cook’s needs. Storage space and accessibility are key, and elements like the ‘magic corner’, kick drawers, and appliance garages are thoughtful additions that make each kitchen…

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Painting as Artistry

It will take a very observant eye to see that this arched opening is not real wood. Once we saw this in the field, it was clear that a stained wood finish would make this pass through look much more distinguished. We were able to work with a skilled, decorative painter to mimic wood grain…

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Iconic Staircase

We love stairs! Vertical circulation is a very important part of our designs and we are proud of this unique example. Walnut treads and custom bent steel stringers are emphasized with artfully curved plaster on the underside of the stair.                              …

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The Greenhouse Effect

We love putting a little extra thought into typical features of townhouses to make them unique to each project. We re-purposed this existing lightwell off the kids’ bathroom into a terrarium space. When the sun goes down, the planter can be backlit for a nightlight effect. No more spooky goblins to creep into your child’s…

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Seamless Steam Shower

Steam showers need a slightly pitched, tiled ceiling to avoid ‘raining’ condensation droplets. In this Brooklyn Heights townhouse, we recessed the tile above the ceiling plane to allow the shower glass to extend full height. The shower ceiling then pitches downward to seamlessly connect with the ceiling plane. Often, good design is design that goes…

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Closet Envy

While we are fans of the functionality of semi-custom modular storage systems, some projects call for something more resplendent from the norm. This Manhattan townhouse has separate ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ master walk-in closets, proving that storage space can be celebrated when it is as eye-catching as this. Can you tell His from Hers? 😉  …

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Bring the Outside In

We all know that our city’s summers can be sizzling and winters can be frigid. The comfortable, temperate evenings, therefore, are a thing to be celebrated every time they come around. Bi-folding door systems literally break the barrier between exterior and interior, allowing gentle swells of fresh air to revive every interior corner after a…

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Let the Ceiling Sing!

BIA Interiors designed this Brooklyn townhouse parlor to be a refined, yet functional space for a large family. Functional furniture is complemented by the sophistication of the gold painted ceiling. Marmello Studio used a meticulous process to execute the design, painting varying tones of gold in a grid pattern to create a textural canvas as…

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Interior Room Partitions … The Ultimate Flexibility

Maximizing square footage is a requirement for most urban dwellings. It is important for us to create rooms that engage spatial fluidity but also are able to withdraw themselves for a moment of necessary quiet. Guest bedrooms, screening rooms, and yoga studios are instantly crafted behind these simple sliding partitions that humbly pocket away when…