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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!

Read The Full Article Here

“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 

 

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Happy Holidays from Dkor Interiors

‘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!

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INTRODUCING THE BRAND NEW DKORINTERIORS.COM

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!

SEE IT NOW

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SOCIAL PAGE

 

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ABOUT US PAGE

 

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FEATURED ON WAYFAIR.COM

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.”

Read the full article here

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Miami Interior Designers Competing for the Next Big Idea

Battle of the NOUN – Miami Interior Designers Competing for the Next Big Idea

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FIRST STEP: BREAKFAST

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MODERATORS ARE IMPORTANT TO ENSURING A SUCCESSFUL BATTLE

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BRAINSTORMING

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GETTING CREATIVE

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AND THE WINNER’S ARE….

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…

THE BATTLE’S WINNING NOUN = “DIAMOND”

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THE PROJECT CONCEPT BUILT AROUND THE NOUN “DIAMOND”

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“DIAMOND” INFLUENCES THE PROJECT’S SPACE PLAN AND DESIGN INTENT

 

The Newest DKOR Member Is Here!

Top Interior Design News: DKOR Gains a New Team Member

Hey, you know your day is going to be a good one when there’s a new puppy in the office! Cali, short for her owner’s hometown of California, is only two months old but very curious to explore the world of Interior Design!

 

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Thank you to Wayfair.com!

Wayfair.com Features Miami Interior Design Firm, Dkor Interiors, Editorially and For a Fun, Facebook Panel 

One of our most trusted vendors, Wayfair.com, recently invited us to host a series of questions from our fans and followers on their Facebook Page after publishing an interview we did with them, Designer 411: Bathroom Renovation. How exciting! We got to offer up our expert advice on common bathroom design dilemmas and we got to delve into the mind of all our interior design fanatic fans to see what it is that they like, don’t like and wonder about our personal projects.

It was so fun to share with the Facebook world the intentions behind our interior design projects and to learn and grow from your reactions.

Check out our interview on Wayfair’s Facebook page here and Read the full article on Wayfair.com here.

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: A Contemporary Fort Lauderdale Penthouse Turnover

Dkor’s latest Interior Design Project Turnover – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Our latest interior design project is complete! You’ve already seen the concept behind this stunning transformation of a Fort Lauderdale Penthouse to an Elegant Contemporary home, now take a look at all of the hard work that goes on behind-the-scenes!

As a full service Interior Design Firm, we get our hands dirty with every little detail. The last week before we hand keys over to the client is known as turnover, and this is when we hustle to get everything finalized. From paint touch-ups to furniture placement to buying fresh flowers, we do it all!

Below, go behind-the-scenes at the hustle and bustle that took place at our latest transformation: A Contemporary Fort Lauderdale Penthouse. Thanks, as always, for following along with our journey!

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Linens ironed and bed made – check!

Furniture assembly time!

Furniture assembly time!

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Making sure all LED lights, that are designed as beautiful accents, are the same color temperature and no debris from the tile install is interrupting the lighting plan.

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Opening boxes and inspecting all pieces to make sure the fabric, color and sizes are correct!

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Laying out this gorgeous area rug!

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Placing our client’s alcohol collection in their custom Bar Carpentry – Be careful!

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Last minute accessory shopping – we needed a few more pieces

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Toilet install!

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Last minute touch ups to this custom carpentry piece – make sure all drawers open properly and are aligned.

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Quick email break!

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Unpacking is part of the fun!

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Smile Break :) :)

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More carpentry final touches…

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Always wear your booties! We can’t afford to track in unnecessary dirt

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Cleaning this very delicate Terzani light fixture

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Accessory shopping for the young boys bedrooms!

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Staging the Dining Room table centerpiece

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Fluff time!

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Pulling it all together…

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Our handy man to the rescue for some cabinet install

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A happy client :)

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Waiting on the mattress delivery

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Part of the turnover team: Ana, Lindsay and Anahi – Go DKOR!

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Pulling it all together..

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Professional art installation

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Installing a VERY heavy mirror!

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Pulling it all together…

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Cheers to another successful turnover!

 

DKOR Project Concept: A Contemporary Fort Lauderdale Penthouse

A Contemporary Fort Lauderdale Penthouse: THE CONCEPT 

As most of our followers know by now, every single one of our interior design projects starts with a concept. We have just recently turned over another beautiful project, this time a stunning transformation from a Traditional interior to a Transitional and Contemporary Penthouse in the sky.

The Interior Design Concept stems around old world elements breaking through new world elements. Our clients came to us with a beautiful and extensive collection of Pre-Colombian artifacts that were to be the center of the Interior Design plan. We made sure to showcase the cultural significance of each piece without losing sight of a Contemporary design.

Check out some slides from the Concept Presentation below and pay close attention to the renderings! As soon as our final photos are ready, we will share with you the un-canny similarities! Enjoy….

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Interior Design Inspired by Architectural Digest

Dkor Article Spotlight: Interior Design Inspired by Architectural Digest 

On the 13th anniversary of September 11th, Architectural Digest visits moving memorials across the U.S. that not only honor those who are lost but demonstrates the beauty and brevity of Architectural advancements. Interior Design and Architecture are extremely close knit professions that almost inevitably overlap when it comes to concept, inspiration and construction of a new space. A lot of our interior design projects focus on the practice of fusing interior design and architecture together as creatively as possible with the outcome of a unique, smart and seamlessly designed home for our clients.

Join the tour by Architectural Digest of Architecturally superior Memorials below:

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Two hundred and seventy-five granite plaques commemorate the residents of Staten Island, NY in this poetic design by Masayuki Sono.

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Two stainless-steel walls, each nearly 210 feet long border a granite path looking across the water to Ground Zero in Jersey City, New Jersey. Architecture by Schwartz and Jessica Jamroz.

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Cantilevered stainless-steel-and-granite benches at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Design by Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman.

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Designed here are two massive waterfalls and reflecting pools, which sit in the footprints of the Twin Towers – New York, NY. Architecture by Michael Arad.

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