Hello, readers! Recently our principal designer Sascha had the opportunity to visit fellow interior designer Kirsten who is completing her co-op in New York City! New York is an incredibly vibrant and energetic place that really feels like the "place to be" when it comes to design. From restaurants that appear to be straight out of an interior design magazine to historic architecture, the city inspires us to create every time we visit. Keep reading for our favorite experiences and interior design.
We began the visit enjoying a coffee at Pause Cafe NYC. This Moroccan style cafe has the best Chai in town! Owner Amine Sadki moved to New York from Morocco at age 24 and has had amazing success in creating a warm and cozy neighborhood coffee shop frequented by creatives.
At West of Main we are known for our perfectly polished nails, even under the toughest of circumstances. We love Inglot Nail Polish because it is tough enough to keep our nails looking polished even when lugging around tile samples. We are always fully stocked in our office. (Of samples and the of the polish)
We were able to visit Kirsten at We Work NYC. This office such an inspiring work-space both in concept and by design.
Beautiful wallpaper design at We Work. If you missed our graphic wallpaper blog you can revisit it here: Trend: Graphic Wallpaper Interior Design
Next in true Sex and the City fashion we visited the Central Park Boat House for paddle boating and brunch. (No one fell in.)
We did some design shopping and saw some beautiful Jonathan Adler pieces. This vacation print is printed on aluminum and protected by plexiglass. We can't wait to get some #Westofmaintravels photos done like this.
Everywhere you look there is design. Can you believe this is a beer can wall? This photo was taken at the Dream Hotel NYC.
A beautiful lighting concept.
Kristen taking it all in.
Lights at the Chelsea Market.
We are always more than impressed by Free People's arts and crafts style of visual merchandising.
We visited the Met and loved the Art of the Ottomans exhibit.
Lastly, a book to add to your interior design reading list... Gardens are for Living.
As always thank you for reading. We will catch up with you again soon!
Team West of Main
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E-design is an emerging design method available for clients who want to connect remotely, with designers they can trust. West of Main is an Ottawa-based design company but we are proud to offer our clients around the world this exceptional service. With our specialized E-design boards, we can easily showcase the style of a room and offer our clients a shopping list to source all of the products they will need.
When he isn't kayaking Ottawa's white waters or making the team gin & tonics on Fridays, Justin is hard at work behind the scenes at West of Main. Justin is a pillar of the interior design company, he sets the bar high for his staff, and is a team motivator (aka he keeps us in line).
The kitchen Bistro is a classic looking home design idea, that we believe can help make our interior design more enjoyable. In today’s world, our busy schedules require us to put in more effort when it comes to getting together with our loved ones. Those evening dinners that once were a familiar occurrence, are now becoming a rare commodity. How can these moments where we sit down together and savour a new-found recipe become more frequent?