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Peggy Berk, Area Aesthetics Interior Design
New York
Bewitched by Color - Inspired by Space
Interests: interior design, architecture, art, touchable tech, sustainability
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Jun 8, 2015
...In these homes, she honored the local culture and the local artist alongside elements that spoke as clearly as a memoir about the journey of her life and the times, places and people that she loved. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Airings on Design by Area Aesthetics
High Point Market Spring 2015 Roundup: The Color Story The graceful retreat of the beige bunch continues to be the big color story at Market. However, many of the bright hues seen last Spring and Fall have receded into pastel tints, with softer, paler pinks and greens. Read More... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Airings on Design by Area Aesthetics
The color story at High Point Market was bright and bodacious, with saturated color in "happy hues" commanding center stage. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Airings on Design by Area Aesthetics
Thank you Jade!
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Interior designer Peggy Berk's top picks for spring for "Designer Insights." Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Airings on Design by Area Aesthetics
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Mar 15, 2010
Good luck with your project, Kerry. Let us know how it comes out!
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Kerry, No, we used a similar color variant on the floor, but a different tile - Crossville's stone look Milestone Mosaic, which is a 3" tile, in the color Cliffside. The reason for this was to give the room some added interest and to visually enlarge the space (small spaces will look larger with smaller tiles on the floor because you can use more of them). For contrast and pop - and to give the bath a more finished look since we were not using any baseboard or ceiling trim in the sauna inspired environment, we added a single row of Crossville's Glass Accent Crystal Mosaics Border tiles in Moonstone (a steely blue) 4" above the floor and 4" below the ceiling. The 2" high Crystal Mosaic Border comprises 2 stacked rectangular tiles in graduated sizes that give the border a wave-like feel. We iterated the color trim again on the floor, creating a virtual "bath mat" in front of the sink using the same tile in 1x6" accent bars. So you can get the full picture, I've uploaded photo album here for you to see. [Click on "Cheng's Bath" under PHOTO ALBUMS on the right.] Thanks for your comments! Peggy
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I'm not sure if it's the camera or the iPhone's display. When Apple released the second generation iPhone (3G) there was a very noticeable and intended shift in the white point to a much warmer screen. (It was so "yellow" that I actually brought my phone back to the Apple store thinking it was defective.) In my tests, I found the app has the biggest issues with colors in the red to orange range which might indeed relate specifically to the white point issue. Now with their move to a "mirror" coated screen for the third generation iPhone, it's quite possible that we'll see another shift in display colors. All that said, however, Apple doesn't hide information about the device's white point - any serious color matching app should be able to "read" which iPhone it's on (or at least include in their app description that the color is optimized for a particular model) and compensate when color matching. It's not a moving target. The bottom line is that your advice is right on - you can use a color matching app as a starting point, but you have to get samples and look at them in your room (which has a white point of its own) to really see what a color will look like in your room. This is probably also a good time to remind readers that when choosing wall colors, you need to look at the color when it's held vertically, not flat, as reflectance will vary. Also that a flat paint will be darker on your wall than a paint with a smoother, glossier finish. Thanks for sharing your test results, Jennifer!
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Sonu, Thank you for sharing this story. Working on this project was incredibly gratifying. I can't wait to hear about your project for new moms in need. Peggy Berk
Toggle Commented May 20, 2009 on Meaningful Color and Design at Living In Color
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An admitted color junkie, even in the beige-est of times, I am an avid follower of Sonu Mathews' blog, "Living in Color with Sonu." So imagine how pleased I am to see this post about a nautically-themed nursery I designed for the winners of Similac's (Abbott Nutrition) Custom Nursery Design Contest. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2009 at Airings on Design by Area Aesthetics
In recent years, the West Coast pops up more and more frequently on my radar screen when I 'm looking for something new in furniture design. Some of the more delightful pieces I've seen have been designed by Reza Feiz of Phase Design in Los Angeles. I often find that modern furniture, while wonderful to look at, can be cold. Not so with Feiz's pieces. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2009 at Airings on Design by Area Aesthetics
If you're near New York City, you may want to check out the International Contemporary Furniture Fair which opens to the trade this Saturday at the Javits Center. The show sells tickets to the public for its closing day, Tuesday May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you're only going to do one home show a year, this is the one not to miss! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2009 at Airings on Design by Area Aesthetics