Must See: Terzani’s Volver Chandelier
In today’s blog post, we’re very excited to feature a new light that all of DKOR has fallen in love with; the stunning, award-winning Volver chandelier by the Italian lighting gurus at Terzani. Designed by the talented duo of Diego Bassetti and architect Andrea Panzieri of Studio 14 (protégés of the renowned Bruno Rinaldi), Volver combines painstakingly delicate craftsmanship with the latest in LED technology. It’s more than just a pretty face too; Volver uses dimmable LEDs which makes it energy efficient. What a combination!
After seeing Volver in person, pictures cannot fully describe the way light cascades through its delicate, nickel chains (which are also available in gold, or bronze, or black nickel). It’s luxurious, and you can sense the love that went into making it — impressively, each strand of chain was individually applied by hand. Others have been recognizing Volver’s uniqueness as well. It recently won the International Product Design Awards by Et Al in London in September 2014 and received an Honoree mention at Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards 2014 in NYC.
The version here is the horizontal version (78cm/30.7” high, 132cm/52” long and 30cm/11.8” deep). There’s also a circular version and, for discerning clients, Terzani will create a bespoke version. We recevie top of the line customer service with Terzani and we highly value our ongoing working relationship with the renowned company.
To learn more about Volver, feel free to drop us a line at [email protected].
Wow, what a way to kick off 2015.
We are more than honored, excited, thrilled and giddy to share with you the two below features, ranking DKOR Interiors amongst the 15 Best Interior Design Firms in Miami from Build Direct and also the Top 10 Interior Designers in Miami from Miami Design District.
With it’s modern and art decor influence, Miami is home to some of the most fresh and innovative architects and interior design firms. We are delighted to be included amongst the best. At DKOR, we really take the interior design process to heart – from concept creation, client relationships to creating and collaborating on beautiful interior design. Thank you for all of the support!
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DKOR looks back through portfolio in honor of today’s Interior Design throwback
One of the many characteristics DKOR Interiors takes with them with every year that passes is our ability to recognize all of the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that have gone into every single interior design project. In order to create as versatile as a portfolio as we have now, it requires dedication, talent and the ability to apply yourself to many different types of design styles.
Shop the DKOR Look
If you don’t already know, our professional relationship with Allmodern.com is pretty obsessive. We love teaming up with the online catalog of comprehensive modern design because it’s a great opportunity to maintain a relationship with not only our current clients, but with our fans and followers who might not have the opportunity to work with us on the interior design of their home. One of our favorite features that Allmodern.com has collaborated with DKOR on is “Shop The Look.“ This feature makes interior design accessible to all people – no matter what your location, style or budget.
Take a look at the many looks created by DKOR that is now at your finger tips!
Example Ways to Shop The Look:
DKOR PRESS 2014 – Closing Out a Great Year
As we wind down to close out 2014, we are so grateful for another successful year in the interior design industry. And as Dkor Interiors continues to grow as South Florida’s Top Interior Design Firm with new and improved projects every year, we are always honored and happy to draw attention to the DKOR Classics! Thank you to Home Stratosphere for featuring our Sunny Isles project – Hollywood Regency on their Home Design website and blog.
This project is bold, bright and in your face – it truly encompasses what interior design is all about – Fun in your home!
“The Hollywood Regency home is inspired by, you guessed it, old Hollywood glamor. During this era, home design was characterized by repetition, reflection, symmetry and film.. DKOR Interiors brought these characteristics into the design of the home through rich textiles, including silk and velvet, bold patterns, and ornate furniture. Bright, high-gloss colors and moldings and reflective glass and mirrors also make an appearance throughout the house. The ceilings of this home received special treatment, and each room features grand architecture or a stylish wallpaper treatment, along with crown molding. We hope you enjoy this bright and sunny vacation home as much as we do.” - Home Stratosphere
‘Tis the Season
This holiday season, embrace the festive ambiance while also celebrating your personal and creative interior design style! Play along with Dkor Interiors by participating in our 2014 Holiday “Frame Your Space” campaign!
We are mailing out custom photo frames along with our (decked out and over the top) Holiday Card – you know Dkor, we have to do everything BIG! From our beautiful interior design projects to our office Holiday tree to our Holiday Card photo shoot. Take a look below as we start to celebrate the Holiday season and follow the steps below to participate in the Holiday Dkor Game:
HOW TO PLAY:
1. If you have not received your personal frame and Holiday card, email [email protected] and we will get one to you right away!
2. Take a photo of your favorite interior design space with your personal picture frame – this could be your bedroom, entry foyer or favorite restaurant interior! We want to know what inspires and motivates you visually.
3. Lastly, upload your framed photo to instagram with the hash tags: #dkorate #dkorfortheholidays #frameyourspace #dkorinteriors #happyholidays and don’t forget to tag @dkorinteriors in the photo (see examples below).
Most importantly – have fun! We REALLY look forward to seeing everyone’s favorite frame worthy spaces!
So it’s been a while. Okay, about five years, since we have dared to touch or change our website. As one of Miami’s top interior design firms, it is important that our online presence is as up to date and reflective of our work as possible.
With that said, it is with GREAT PLEASURE that we reveal to you the launch of the new www.dkorinteriors.com. Over the last few months, we have worked endlessly to create a website that accurately depicts the culture of DKOR. When users visit our website, we want you to feel a part of the DKOR family. At Dkor Interiors, we take every single interior design project personally; from concept creation to project management to construction. This vision of human-centered design is the motto that we strive to make evident through our work and now also through our brand new and improved website.
Please take some time to peruse – check out all of our gorgeous project photos on the PORTFOLIO page, watch a series of short videos that walks you through the interior design process on the HOW IT WORKS page or click on the ABOUT US page to get to know each team member just a little better
We love to hear any and all feedback and most importantly, we hope you love it as much as we do! Don’t forget to stop by the new SOCIAL page to stay up-to-date with all of our social media outreach!
Miami Interior Design Press: Wayfair.com Features DKOR Interiors
We have to call out Wayfair.com for featuring us yet again on their growing and popular home decor and interior design focused blog.
This time, the home design website writes about learning how to mix and match textures like a pro. Taking tips from Wayfair’s favorite interior design firms and projects, there is a list of related products that will help you to get the same desired textured look and help to add some dimension to your space. See below how our Miami based residential interior design project relates to texture.
“This client loved the concept of contrast so we decided to layer different materials. We used a leather headboard in a cream color that stands out against a slightly darker grass cloth type wallpaper that shows texture through its lines and shimmer.”
Battle of the NOUN – Miami Interior Designers Competing for the Next Big Idea
When working on ten to twelve interior design projects simultaneously, all with similar styles and at different stages at any given moment, we are always searching for ways to challenge ourselves to ensure that each project has its own identity.
Let’s face the cold facts: Interior Design in Miami is raising the bar globally and in order for us to stay on the cutting edge of the industry, we need to push ourselves in unconventional ways for inspiration. If you have been following our work at DKOR, you’re familiar with the importance of the first step to every project: Establishing a strong concept from the beginning that carries throughout the entire project. Then, from design development (creating those outstanding design features that we’re known for) to the accessories on the coffee table, everything needs to speak to each other and have a harmonious feel throughout the home.
So in an effort to create a unique focus for each and every interior design project, in the past few months, we’ve created an exercise that we like to call “Battle of the Noun!” Here’s what this fun, creative and inspiring exercise entails:
1. First, we spend a few minutes reviewing our initial client interview notes as we look for patterns or little clues that our clients give us about themselves. It could be a hand movement that they do often, or a story that they tell us about themselves. Any of these little things can trigger inspiration for us to hone in on their individuality and how we can apply it to their home.
2. Then, we split up into a few groups and search for a “NOUN” that we can use as a catalyst for our concept. With only a few minutes to come up with a “NOUN”, we come back to the group and present to our “moderator” why our team’s idea is the idea we should commit to for the remainder of our project.
These “Battles” have not only proved to be extremely effective in our work but they have also been an amazing team building exercise. The thinking process is timed and limited, which encourages each individual to go with their ‘gut’ and follow through wth their original and creative ideas. We also include all team members of DKOR to play – from project managers to the accounting department to the designers. This guarantees that every single person on the DKOR team has a part and say in every single project. And this is a very crucial part of the DKOR culture – involvement, trust and reliability from all of our team members.
Example: Check out how a winning noun, “DIAMOND”, turned into a stunning design feature in one of our current projects…