After starting a career in fashion, Britt Zunino pivoted to interiors. These days she’s a Principal of Studio DB, the Manhattan-based architecture and interiors firm founded by her and her husband Damian 13 years ago. Studio DB specializes in hands-on solutions to design and construction limits, working with skilled craftspeople to create thoughtful, livable spaces. Known for their custom homes portfolio and high-end interiors work, Britt and Damian’s latest is a large-scale boutique condominium project in Brooklyn – The Symon. The Symon boasts 59 one-to-four-bedroom contemporary homes and a collection of amenity spaces. Britt
When it comes to creating a cozy home, Ariel Kaye knows one or two things about the matter. As founder of Parachute Home, she has helped consumers instantly refresh their spaces with her company’s collection of fresh linens, soft throws, luxe towels, and other home accessories. Her latest project takes it a step further to help you create the kind of home you’ve always wanted. How to Make a House a Home is Ariel’s first book and one you should check out (especially now at a time when our homes are working extra hard for us!).
Belgian architecture studio DMOA is dishing out inspiration for small apartment dwellers through the 164-square-foot penthouse studio above their new five-story office building in Leuven, Belgium. The apartment features an open-floor “mini loft” layout with a terrace that overlooks the city. DMOA partnered with Belgian furniture brand Ethnicraft to furnish the apartment with space-saving ideas that could be implemented into any small living area.
The entrance is at the top of a staircase that leads through the all-concrete office building. To the right is a living area with a modular Ethnicraft N701 sofa, table, chair, and shelving unit. Careful placement
Designed by gon architects for a single person, sequencehouse is a 124-square-meter flat in the Malasaña neighborhood of Madrid. The elongated interior is designed as a series of rooms that are connected by a hallway playing to the length of the flat and giving the appearance of more space. The concept behind the project was ‘stay’ which led to the creation of spaces, or ‘scenes’ to perform basic actions, like cooking, sleeping, resting, working, and relating/cleaning/caring for the body. The colorful corners within the interior are where the actions take place which offered opportunities to symbolize them with color.
Design Milk is excited to share the next episode of TheBuild.tv Firehouse project – guest suite and powder room. Watch as Anthony Carrino takes you through creating a comfortable guest suite, and how he maximizes the small space of his powder room. Learn how he made his design decisions, and how you can fix problems or mistakes in the finishing stages of a project (no matter how frustrating!). Tune in below:
Check out the 3D model here:
See more of the design details and photos at TheBuild.tv.
Guest bedroom images courtesy of Anthony Carrino. Powder room images courtesy of
In this episode of Clever, Amy Devers talks to interior designer and art consultant Elena Frampton, who grew up in Southern California drawing floor plans and going to open houses. Sensitive and introverted as a child, her rebellious adolescence belied her unwillingness to conform to others’ expectations and may or may not have involved a stolen convertible. Now, as a professional interior designer and art advisor she operates as a sort of conduit between both worlds, creating aspirational spaces and placing art within them. Just don’t box her in! Listen:
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