Friday, February 8, 2013

This is the international volume of Andrew Martin's  INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW # 16.  The annually published title, dubbed "The Bible of Interior Design" by the British daily national newspaper The Times, highlights the year's best work from designers all of the world.  Thousands of design projects are submitted for consideration for the book each year.  

We are proud to have two of our projects featured in this year's volume. 



The opening pages are of our Pebble Beach project on 17 Mile Drive of California.   The house was a five year team effort with client, architect (Jon Gilbreath of Houston) and contractor.  The team effort of creative energies  provided a house of exceptional details and personal statements of the client.
Master Bedroom
The following pages are views from the Penthouse in the River Oaks area of Houston, Texas.  The clients extensive collection of art  and American crafts where one of the main considerations of the design.  One of the  unexpected element is the black/brown crackled wall finishes. 

Entry, Music Room & Family Area

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

John Rufenacht Table Design for Dining By Design 2010

In 2010 DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) of Kansas City celebrated its 20th Anniversary of Dining By Design.   This was an extremely meaningful and proud moment for me as the founder of  D B D.

For the 20th anniversary event I created the Table of Friends - In Honor Of and In Memory Of Friends who have supported the fight against this disease and the friends who have passed and given their lives because of this disease.   Four thousand cards; some with photos, some with short words of care and many with just names where hung from red ribbons to make the Chandelier of Care which rose above the simple white table.  Forty guest honored those listed by becoming benefactors for the Table of Friends.  Thank You to the many volunteers who made this possible and for remembering your special Friends

In Honor of Doug Street the very first Friend I Lost

Monday, August 23, 2010

Welcome to Bold Statements

Hello, and thanks for joining me on this new journey! In this space I will be sharing my perspective on what makes Bold Visual Statements  and the design process that has evolved over decades of work in the industry. I'll endeavor to share with you what I like and what gets me excited about home spaces and design.

I'm looking forward to some interesting perspectives unfolding on Bold Statements. Thanks for joining me on the journey and please, share your comments!