For most Californians you ask, they’ll say their life motto is, “Work hard, play harder.”
ModShop’s owners and designers, John and Taryn Bernard do exactly this. For over 16 years the duo developed a custom furniture company once called Room Service, which has now transformed into the brand ModShop. For them, it’s not just about selling furniture and eclectic accessories, but about selling a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle.
Keeping Your Design CleanOctober 2014
Sometimes accidents happen. You may have the most beautifully designed room in the world, but a spill of red wine on cream carpet, or a spot of melted candle wax can ruin the whole look.
Never fear, Caisson Studios is here! These are 5 of the most common household stains and marks, and how to erase them from your perfect design!
A Design Delimma With Walt Disney Concert HallOctober 2014
Some buildings are very interesting and beautiful to look at, but that doesn’t mean that the design is without problems – and architectural problems are amongst the worst, if not the worst, that a building can have. When it was completed in 2003, the $274 million Walt Disney concert hall looked stunning, but it wasn’t long until problems with the design were discovered.
Well, one problem in particular.
St. Paul’s CathedralOctober 2014
St Paul’s Cathedral, an iconic and most recognized of religious buildings, is one of the largest churches in the UK (only Liverpool Cathedral is bigger, and for two hundred and fifty years, until 1962, St Paul’s was the tallest building in London). Sitting famously in London, near the south bank of the Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the late 17th century, after the Great Fire of London destroyed great swathes of the city.
Elsie de WolfeOctober 2014
Elsie de Wolfe was an American society woman who enjoyed trying many new things. The thing that makes her stand out, and so interesting, is that she had a talent for everything she put her hand to, including acting, fund raising, hosting events, and of course, interior design.
Design For Kid’s RoomsOctober 2014
When it comes to decorating the house, most rooms need to be a little more mature, and a little bit elegant. These rules go out the window when it comes to the kids’ rooms. These are the rooms in which children get a say in what colors and what schemes are used, and are happy to be mini modern interior designers. They are also the rooms in which adults can express something that they might have thought they had forgotten – that sense of fun and wonder that comes with being small!
What are the key hints and tips that will mean the children and the adults are equally as happy? Caisson Studios has a few clues!
Lighting DesignSeptember 2014
The right lighting, fitting, and design in a home can change the mundane into the truly spectacular. So what sort of lighting do modern interior designers use today? And how will that affect the way you carry out your next home renovation project? Today Caisson Studios is going to share some ideas for picking the best type of lighting and design for your living space! Read on for more lighting design tips!
Maison Jansen DesignSeptember 2014
Maison Jansen was an interior design company founded in 1880 by Jean-Henri Jansen, a Dutch architect and designer. This Paris based company was the first interior design studio, and it quickly became world renowned, the name that everyone who was anyone chose to decorate their homes across the globe. In fact, so popular did Maison Jansen become that rather than have its designers travel on long journeys, it was thought to be an easier, more profitable, less time consuming prospect to simply set up satellite offices in key areas. These cities included London, Prague, Cairo, Milan, and New York.
The Pompidou CentreSeptember 2014
The Pompidou Centre in Paris, France, is one of the most well recognized buildings in the world. With its bizarre, inside out design, and its huge expanses of space (both within the building and in the popular piazza outside), this cultural centre used by locals and tourists alike is impressive, fascinating, and one of the most visited sites in all of Paris, attracting over 7 million people every year. That’s more than the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre!
Modern Bathroom DesignSeptember 2014
For many, the bathroom is the favorite room in the house. Why? Because it’s the one place in which they can truly relax and enjoy the relaxation. Relax in a bedroom and you tend to fall asleep. Relax in the garden, and some noise or buzzing thing will get in the way. Relax in the bathroom, and you really can end up feeling wonderful. As long as the room is right, of course. There are various ways in which to do this, and whether you try all of them, some of them, or just the one, it will make that relaxation time all the more special. Read on for some helpful tips from Caisson Studios!
Design Makeover MistakesSeptember 2014
Even the most talented of home interior designers can make mistakes. They might seem small, but you’ll know they are there, and you’ll never be happy with the finished design. Plus, human nature dictates that, even if others are complimenting your lovely, newly decorated space, you’ll feel duty bound to point out where those errors occurred. This list of some of the easiest mistakes to make (and easiest to avoid) should help!