Canadian design duo Nivek Remas on their latest work and fall trends



a view of a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Private residence in Toronto's Shangri-La hotel, interior design by Nivek Remas.


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Private residence in Toronto’s Shangri-La hotel, interior design by Nivek Remas.

Projects by interior designers Kevin Chan and Samer Shaath, of Toronto-based design firm Nivek Remas , are plentiful and impressive. Their collective design careers span 20 years and include luxury hospitality, residential and retail design, both in Canada and abroad, such as the W Hotel and Rosewood Hotel in Guangzhou, China.

We caught up with the pair to hear about their latest work and what home decor and furnishing trends we’ll be seeing this fall.

Chan and Shaath recently completed a high-end private residence in Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel. The owners are very well-travelled and love the hotel experience, so they tried to bring this into their design concept, says Shaath.

They kept the dining area very small and minimal, he says, and focused on a spacious living room and entertaining area — as the owners don’t

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Move-in ready home begun at Sapphire Cove

Tani Hurley Public Relations, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 8, 2020

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Construction has begun on a new single-story Egret design home at Sapphire Cove, an intimate residential neighborhood being developed by FL Star off Collier Boulevard in South Naples.

The Egret is a three-bedroom plus study, two-bath design with 2,230 square feet of air-conditioned living space. With spacious outdoor living area, covered entry and two-car garage, the home encompasses 3,198 square feet.

“This is a contemporary split floor plan that accommodates a family lifestyle while providing privacy,” said Jim Borden, sales professional with FL Star. “The spacious master suite shares one wing of the home with the study. Located near the entry, the study provides a convenient space for a home

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Design Construction Concepts Completes Summer Camp Improvement Project

Design Construction Concepts, a full-service design-build renovation firm, is pleased to announce the completion of a series of construction and renovation updates at JCC Chicago’s ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp in Northbrook, IL. Designed to be welcoming and accommodating, the 14,000-square-foot renovations to the pool house and outdoor pavilion are ready for a new season of campers this summer.

“We are proud to partner with JCC Chicago on its Apachi Day Camp renovation and contribute to creating a positive, accessible and inclusionary camp experience for all,” said Andy Poticha, Principal at Design Construction Concepts. “We truly value our long-standing relationship with JCC Chicago and the Jewish United Fund (JUF), and are especially excited for this project as it is located in our own backyard.”

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The renovated 9,500-square-foot pool house features new shower rooms, new bathrooms and new outdoor lockers with an eight-foot-high shade tree canopy and playful tile, all built

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4 Home Design Trends Sure To Make Potential Homebuyers Swoon

As social distancing orders push videos and virtual reality to the top of agents’ marketing toolbox, staging — now more than ever — can make or break a potential buyer’s first impression of a home. Luckily, a full revamp isn’t needed to create an eye-catching space — the careful incorporation of a few, trending decor pieces will help buyers imagine your listing as their new home.

According to design firm Dash Hudson’s latest report released on Wednesday, homeowners are spending their time creating magazine-worthy interior and exterior spaces, as they anticipate spending the rest of 2020 at home.

“With limited travel opportunities this year, North Americans are embracing the staycation—and home decor brands have stepped up to meet demand,” the report read. “From interior improvement projects to dream landscapes, decor fans are loving the inspiration they get on Instagram, and it’s reflected in their spaces.”

Based on social media

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Stunning 3-story Galveston-area bayfront home with pool, boat lift, endless water views listed for nearly $1.23 million

HOUSTON – A stunning three-story Galveston-area bayfront home with a pool, boat lift and endless water views just splashed onto the market for $1,225,000.

Built in 1989, the contemporary estate at 128 Quayside Drive in the Village of Tiki Island stands out among the rest of the homes in the area due to its unique wood exterior.

The single-family home sits on .11 acres and sports nearly 3,000-square-feet of living space, three to four bedrooms and three full baths.

Highlights include an open floor concept, towering ceilings and a huge deck suitable for large gatherings.

Here’s a look at the description from the HAR listing:

“Stunning bayfront with a pool and amazing views. Completely remodeled in 2017 with top of the line designer finishes. No expense was spared. Thermador appliances, recent A/C’s, gorgeous wood flooring, elevator shaft, huge decks, walk-in closets, gourmet kitchen, incredible lavatories, security cameras inside, and out.

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Your Newest Storage and Interior Design Hack? Ladder Bookcases. Here Are Some of Our Favorites.

Whether it’s for a sprawling classic book collection, a scented candle obsession or a pile of odds and ends you can’t bring yourself to get rid of — we’re all always trying to find creative ways to store our stuff. We know what Marie Kondo would say about our borderline-hoarding habits but no matter how hard we try, we can’t bring ourselves to be minimalist. And you know what? That’s okay.

Rather than getting rid of the stuff you don’t have space to store, it’s time to get creative about where your belongings live in your home, and use up the space you have sitting right in front of you. Ladder bookshelves use up vertical space in your home without taking up any nearly any floor space and look great while doing it. They’re a simple item of furniture that will blend in and compliment a wide range of decor

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Design Recipes: Ideas for the perfect outdoor home office – Lifestyle – providencejournal.com

The workplace has transformed. No longer confined to traditional work settings, many people, especially this time of year, may be opting to not only work at home but outdoors. How do you create both the ideal work environment and perhaps a sense of peace? Many homeowners are now investing in both their indoor and outdoor environments to more easily both work and relax in the comfort of their own homes.

Looking for ideas? Here are some functional options to help improve overall tranquility and well-being.

Build a pond

Ponds have long been an ideal source for calm. Add seating and a remote outdoor workspace, and a pond can be a source of both relaxation and creative inspiration.

Add a hammock

Hammocks can be a potential location to read documents or take a

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Elizabeth Stuart: Home offices reflect function, beauty and comfort | Business

Elizabeth Stuart’s design firm and retail store has been a staple in Mount Pleasant since 1996. Its subtle and sophisticated exterior tucked off of Coleman Boulevard reflects the designer’s unique style: Refined, eclectic and sophisticated with unexpected glimpses of beauty.



Home Office - Sullivan's Island

Mixing mid-century with a natural palette, Stuart designed this large and luxurious office space for a home on Sullivan’s Island. Photo/Elizabeth Stuart.


Stuart and her team work with private residential clients and beyond – from multifamily spaces to large commercial projects, her designs are mindful interpretations that are intended to have a profound effect on one’s daily life – whether that be within an expansive living area, an outdoor garden space, a home office or a nook off a dining room to serve as a home office.

Gathering lighting, upholstery, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind pieces from around the world, her designs have appeared in California, Texas, Florida, Charleston and Georgia.

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Amazon Is Having a Secret Home and Kitchen Sale

Got a case of the Mondays? If you’re looking to start your week on the right foot, you’re in luck. Right now, Amazon is having a huge sale on a bunch of home and kitchen appliances (including some of its best sellers!) and there are tons of great discounts to take advantage of.

It doesn’t matter if you want to restock your kitchen cabinets, spruce up your work-from-home setup, or make your bed even cozier, Amazon has something for every space. Sure, the retailer has deals to shop every day, but it’s been a minute since it’s had so many great sales going on at once. (It’s almost like a super-secret Prime Day, since the annual event has been postponed for now.)

Not sure where to start? Check out some of Amazon’s best home and kitchen deals below. Now all you have to do is add your favorites to your

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A Hong Kong interior designer made a family-friendly home without compromising on style



a view of a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Mid-century modernism and minimalism commingle in this hoo-designed flat in Pok Fu Lam. Photography: hoo


Mid-century modernism and minimalism commingle in this hoo-designed flat in Pok Fu Lam. Photography: hoo

“The details are not the details; they make the design,” wrote legendary mid-century designer Charles Eames. It is a principle held dear by Yu-chang Chen, creative director of interior design studio hoo.

For his latest project, a 1,700 sq ft, three-bedroom flat in Pok Fu Lam, he combined his clients’ mid-century-modern sensibilities with fine textural details, creating a pared-back aesthetic shot through with warmth and luxury.

The owners of the flat, an entrepreneur couple with two children, aged three and seven, wanted to incorporate their existing collection of vintage furniture and make their family home child-friendly without sacrificing on style.

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“Mid-century modern is a popular style and when you’re designing this kind of space, it’s difficult not

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