MOTIF DESIGNS BLOG

I’ve always been a flipper. Not a mad crazy flipper but a serial monogamist flipper. One house methodically after another. And I have made money on every flip— sometimes good money, sometimes not so much. Flipping is time consuming, labor intensive, and fraught with drama. Why, you might then ask, do I do it? Because

Grey Matter

Grey is the go to color for good reason—it goes with everything. Grey, ranging from silvery to smokey, partners with blues, oranges (Hermes of course), red, etc etc. Going grey is a good choice. SEE MORE Need help? Just ask Jeeves. Contact Karl (kfriberg@motif-designs.com) or Mark (markm@motif-designs.com) for more info and assistance.

Driftwood Dreams

Sunlit days, bleached woods, glints of silvered gray…these pieces are the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums. SEE MORE Need help? Just ask Jeeves. Contact Karl (kfriberg@motif-designs.com) or Mark (markm@motif-designs.com) for more info and assistance.

Plastic Fantastic

Lucite, actually a brand name, was invented by DuPont in the early 30’s. AKA acrylic, it is virtually indestructible. Today we use this marvelous surface on anything and everything: tables, chairs and chests. SEE MORE Need help? Just ask Jeeves. Contact Karl (kfriberg@motif-designs.com) or Mark (markm@motif-designs.com) for more info and assistance.

To My Shagreen

Real shagreen, a natural hide—a byproduct of the fishing industry—has been around since the middle ages. When Madame de Pompadour took a liking to its velvety texture, wide spread use of decorative shagreen came in to fashion. Shagreen, the skin of a shark or stingray is now an ecological no-no. But faux shagreen is a

You know how some things just make a home look good? Well, Bernhardt’s extensive East Hampton collection is one of those “Good Things”. Motif curates our collections from over forty different manufacturers—anything and everything. Log in, tap on, call and let us show you what we can do. You can contact Karl (kfriberg@motif-designs.com) or Mark

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