May the glow of Christmas fill the hearts of you and your loved ones all year long.
We will reopen on January 2nd for normal business hours and thank you for your business in 2013!
It’s almost here!! Our new redesigned website! We had so many clients informing owner/award winning senior designer Joe Albino that his website doesn’t do him justice of his line of work. We couldn’t agree more. We will be adding more recent commercial and residential projects on our site and shocking before and after pictures. We are still under construction in the expansion of our glamorous showroom, but feel free to stop by and browse around. We also had numerous of calls/emails in why we haven’t been open on Saturdays due to the deadlines of projects we have been on job sites Saturdays and Sundays and we apologize for that; however, Saturdays and Sundays are open by appointments only.
Thank you for understanding,
1st= you need a plan…. What is it that you want to accomplish? Do you want to pant the ceiling? Crown molding? Is it only the walls you want to cover? Again, a plan is important without it you will find yourself making many errors.
2nd=Purchase your Supplies in advance…. I advice you NOT to purchase any materials the day of the project cause most likely you will forget something.
4th=Use paint + primer products when you can. If you aren’t going for a really drastic color change (like from bright red to a fresh white), try to use a paint + primer product. This will save you the time of having to purchase, apply, and wait for a stand-alone primer to dry since the priming qualities are built into the paint itself. Designer Joe Albino recommends Benjamin Moore.
5th=Care for tools between paint coats. Most of the time, you’ll need to apply two coats of your paint color—the coverage and color saturation will be much better than it is with a single coat. Between coats, wrap your brushes and rollers in plastic wrap.
Also, there are various websites to calculate how much paint you need for your project. You can google paint calculator and a few links should come up.
Whether you’re looking for color ideas or you want to see how colors will look in your room, we’ve got the supplies to help you get rolling!
Q. WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
A. A few good reasons:
At Luxe Designs, award winning designer Mr. Joe Albino will meet with you in your home, go over your design goals, observe your taste, and give you options to turn your space into your dream home. The design of your home reflects your personality and gives a personal touch to the ambiance of your home. We typically take a few pictures and measurements of the room(s) you want to conquer in order to accurately understand the vision that you have of your space and to understand fully the current environment.
After your consult, Mr. Albino will select a color pallet and give you a visual perspective on paper of what the room will transform to. Most of our clients reactions is, “Wow we really weren’t expecting this”! I must confess it is above and beyond but that’s what makes him the best at what he does.
Below is a recent residential renderings…(Patti S. drawing)
Today I want to educate everyone on different styles of designs. Most of our customer/clients assume they are costumed to a particular style, but end up picking out something totally different then what their distinctive manner is. To be honest, its alright! There is no right or wrong to not knowing what type of style you indulge in;however, its important that the furnishings you purchase flows with the room. Just to give you an imaginary perspective, ladies when we apply our makeup we either like to make our eyes more dramatic or make a statement with our lip color. We certainly do NOT want to over power both because we will look like we are performing in a circus. In the same manner as home furnishings we want our room/space to flow, but at the same time make a statement.
Traditional Design- are calm, well organized, predictable and comfortable for any age group. Furnishings are classic with smooth angle and gentle curves.
Transitional Design- designs blend traditional and contemporary styles to create spaces that are elegant and enduring. The traditional style distinctive and radiates a comfortable yet classic feeling.
Coastal- you see this style mostly in beach homes. Its a style that can only dream of the sea.
Modern- is a style with clean straight lines, more squared sides. More simple but chic and clean straight lines. ( I must confess this is definitely my style).
Old World Design- encompasses a myriad of European styles and comfortable broken look. It has its origins in Europe Gothic and renaissance periods of 16th and 17th centuries.
French Contemporary- its a collaboration of old world traditional which is more European style with a flare of contemporary.
Mediterranean- is a method of decorating that incorporates the influences of the Mediterranean regions of Greece,Spain, Italy, and France. Warm, soothing neutral colors are combined with pops of bright, rich accents to create a welcoming atmosphere.
I hope this was educating.
We are still working on the expansion of our showroom.
As promised, I am going to be giving you a sneak peak of some of my favorite newest collections. I would love to show you more, but the other side hasn’t been completed yet. However, I will be posting additional pictures later on next week.
This is one of many favorite sections of our showroom. This is a contemporary style. I love all the details on the sofa, the leather nail heads on the accent leather chair, and of course the chandelier has a lot of jewels connecting to the shade of the alluring lighting.
This is a new collection that we were just introduced to.This piece is a unique conversation sectional. This piece of furniture will be the talk of your home. It also has a side velvet bench where your guest or family can have cocktails and enjoy many laughs.
Here is another glamours seating
This is also French Contemporary Style
Remember – accessorizing not only enhances your furniture, it also makes a statement.
Luxe Designs proudly announces the expansion of our glamorous, lavish showroom in the Tampa Bay area. We are working hard to cater to the Tampa Bay area’s residential and commercial needs. As I mentioned before, we carry over 450 vendors and are excited to team up with and launch the Adriana Hoyos Miami Style Collection.
Visit our showroom two weeks from today, and you will see all the alluring lighting, furniture, and accessories that arrive from various establishments. I’ll be giving you a sneak peak of some of my favorite traditional, contemporary, and transitional pieces.