A Working Lounge

Architectural Products - Office Hangout

How collaboration, flexibility, mobile technology and alternate work environments are defining today’s workplaces.   Today’s workplaces are reshaping their look based on an influx of Millennials, a greater focus on collaboration, and increased workplace density. With Millennials’ preference for interactive work and a barrier-free integration of technology into their work […] Read more »

Leather Ceilings…Consider This Option for Sound Abatement

Architectural Products - Leather Ceiling

EcoDomo LLC designs and manufactures leather to be used in interiors in the same way that you would use wood – for panels, cabinets, floors, counters, ceilings, ect. Their first collection consisted of recycled leather tiles. These tiles can be installed on the ceiling to efficiently absorb sound and diffuse noise. […] Read more »

VersaTILE

Kitchen & Bath - Tile 2

Tile can add interest to a room just like an unusual lighting fixture or a bright pillow sham. We often overlook the unique uses this material has to offer. Tile has made tremendous advances in both aesthetics and technology. Wood-look tile is a trend that is continuing to increase in popularity, and many companies are […] Read more »

A Space for Everyone

Kitchen & Bath - Space for Everyone 1

Universal Design is on the rise and its elements are being implemented into more and more homes.  You don’t even need to be physically handicapped or approaching your senior years to appreciate the benefits. Universal Design focuses on creating spaces for everyone to use, regardless of age or circumstance, without compromising […] Read more »

Rethinking the Age-Old Phone Booth

Architectural Products - Phone Booth 2

“The phone-less phone booth provides a private sound-incubating space where guests may step in to make or receive a phone call without disturbing the peace.”   The unit offers visual and acoustical privacy as well as provides power ports and USB plug-ins. The Phone Booth is constructed in dramatic new […] Read more »

Celebrating 30 Years: A Look Back and a Vision for the Future

Message for 30

Looking back, Design Services, Ltd is a success story that I could not have imagined when we opened our doors over 30 years ago. The dream of owning and growing an interior design business, doing what I love each day, and making a difference in the lives of others is […] Read more »

Optimizing Living Space

California Closets - Living Area

California Closets’ versatile cabinetry can accommodate a variety of spaces. Their Virtuoso system provides assorted sized shelving with partitions and lightboxes. It also offers lift-up door panels to conceal personal items. “We find that the cause of living room clutter is rarely a lack of space, but rather a byproduct of […] Read more »

21st Century Workplaces – Sleek and Adaptable

Architectural Products - The Living Office

Herman Miller created the Living Office Landscape to support diverse work environments. The setting can be easily customized to equip a company’s design needs and suit its style.The Living Office focuses on maintaining a state of “flow” within the office, engaging employees as they transition between conversations and tasks. The […] Read more »

A Shifting View of the American Dream of Home Owning

urban living

“Recession and unemployment have dramatically influenced the way Generation Y views home ownership.” While Gen Y (85 million people born between 1981-1999) has massive buying potential, they are also the most economically constrained with an average of $23,000 post college debt- and no job!  Their view of the “American Dream” […] Read more »

13 Top Bathroom Remodel Trends

From heated floors to soaking tubs to flat-screen TVs, the emphasis today is on luxury and comfort. The bathroom is the new den. More and more, people are going to the bathroom to relax and even luxuriate after a day in the rush-rush world, say home re-modelers and designers. Homeowners […] Read more »