Category Archives: Interior Design

Terry Fabrics: Designer Insights with Dan Brunn

Terrys Fabrics in the UK not only has a really great selection of coverings, but also a really strong design blog.  This month they did an interview with me, so head over to Terry’s Fabrics for my top choices of the season.Designer-Insights-Dan-Brunn

1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

My design focuses on minimalism and the notion of “the beauty of simplicity.” I believe in timeless design that honors materials, hides mechanics and structure, and explores light and volume.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

Working side-by-side with clients is imperative. I always start by interviewing them to understand their needs. This helps me be intuitive, if they can’t articulate specifics.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

My inspiration isn’t taken from a single person. I was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and as a young child, I was surrounded by Bauhaus-style architecture. I not only experienced these Modernist structures from afar, but also grew up in them. The Modernist principles of “less is more” have resonated in me—you could say it’s in my blood. I’ve adapted this concept in my design with a contemporary twist.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

I compose music and perform in my band, DLD. Music helps me understand rhythmic movement. I often incorporate golden ratios to choreograph a seamless flow from room to room.

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

Forging close working relationships has propelled my career. If I could give one bit of advice, I’d say be friendly to everyone because you never know who could be your next client. On a whim, I met the clients for my first major house commission—an $8 million project.



The Diplomat: Cabinetry and Finishes

We are at the closing few weeks at The Diplomat, doing the final touches and installing all the millwork.  Take a look at our custom kitchen below. We used an embossed grey oak veneer on the cabinets and matte lacquer on the upper cabinets.  Needless to say, Caesarstone throughout.  Here we used our favorite, Pure White.
DSC_8212Below is a photo of one of the guest bedrooms with its glass shower box.  This lets light filter all the way through to the bathrooms.  Since this room is used by one person, privacy is not an issue.  
DSC_8213A small glimpse at the custom cabinets at the master closet.  At the end of the hall will be a full length mirror.
DSC_8214At the master shower we used Royal Mosa wall tiles as well as Royal Mosa floor tiles.  The ceiling rain shower is by Toto.  The light ring turns on when you turn on the flow of water.  In fact, it is powered by the water flow.  Very neat.  We also did something we have never done before, and that is the sliding glass shower door that does not have a metal track.  It is suspended off of the stationary glass panel. Can’t wait for the final photo shoot.