In a field long dominated by men, these fearless females pushed boundaries and made a name
The passage of time has brought some innovations and advantages in the field of architectural design of private homes. Gradually, integrated spaces are gaining ground, and what once seemed impossible and unnecessary, today is a reality that makes many happy.Those with smaller spaces benefits from the merging of sections of the house to maximize space or at least have the appearance thereof. In addition, it is a fact that modern life is fast-paced, and we always ask that mobility within households is more practical and convenient, saving us from divisions and walls that no longer make sense.
Throughout his life, Antonio Martins of San Francisco-based Antonio Martins Interior Design, has been surrounded by beauty. Born in Portugal and raised in Brazil, he would live in Switzerland and Hong Kong before settling in the Bay Area. So, his knack for crafting spectacular interiors seems as natural as his organic approach.
This time around, his creative genius would shine on a modern structure in the Mission District. “It’s really in the middle of everything. It’s a great location with three condominiums in one building that has the feel of a freestanding home,” says Martins. At around 1,600 square feet, his client’s unit features several levels of unique architecture. “It has four floors that are kind of staggered with a really high ceiling in the living room,” he says.
A major remodel, new roof, new floors, and a very short timeline—it’s no wonder Charmean Neithart, owner of Charmean Neithart Interiors in South Pasadena, California, was a little worried when this project started. But the family, who bought this beach cottage as a vacation home, had faith in Neithart because of the work she had already done on their main home.
The family’s second home, located in the private community of Saint Malo in Oceanside, California, had not been updated in years and there was much deferred maintenance to tackle. To complicate the project, Saint Malo restricts when construction work can be done. During high season, from the end of May to early September, no construction projects, trucks, or crews are allowed in the neighborhood. When the owners approached Neithart, she had only two months available to complete the work.
In the midst of transforming this Mediterranean-style residence, Jamie Herzlinger created a personal oasis so calming that it could lower anyone’s blood pressure. The designer and principal of Jamie Herzlinger Interiors, with locations in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York City, explains that her clients wanted classic interiors and some out-and-out glamour to make their home timeless and elegant.