It’s been a very busy few weeks in the Think Contemporary Studio. We are working on some really exciting projects and over the course of the coming weeks, we are going to share some of our inspiration and ideas.
Continue reading “Penthouse Worthy”
How amazing is this weather??? Are you getting to enjoy any of it during your workday? Do you have any outdoor space in your workplace?
Well many of us don’t unfortunately, but for the lucky few that have an outdoor garden or terrace, here is some “wow” inspiration for you.
Continue reading “Working Gardens!”
How amazing is this weather??? And with no end in sight, we are really making the most of our gardens this year….
With this in mind, we have done the leg work for you and selected the best places to buy your garden furniture whether you have a large or small budget.
Continue reading “Some of the Best Garden Furniture Around!”
So what is your hotel preference? What do you look for in a hotel when staying abroad?
Personally, I want something contemporary, something colourful and fun with great hotel design details. Of course, it has to have great service and amenities too. But I do like to look for something a little bit different.
Continue reading “Magic in Madrid”
Do you shy away from bright colours? Having worked in the Office Design sector for a number of years, we have met many clients who are afraid to introduce too much colour into their office space. Whether this is a personal preference or a feeling that it could distract staff, it is widely felt.
Continue reading “Work with Colour!”
With the beautiful weather that we had at the weekend, I started to think about outdoor living and how we can embrace it here in Ireland. A lot of people are now embracing open plan living and with this comes large slider or bifold doors in a lot of cases.
Continue reading “Do you fancy and Outdoor Lifestyle?”
We came across this beautiful house in Montreal, Canada designed by naturehumaine during the week and just had to show you. The attention to detail and simplicity of the design is stunning and it doesn’t let down in the colour stakes, even if it is only one bold statement.
Continue reading “A Montreal Beauty!”
Over the last year or so, there has been a hospitality influence coming into the office design market. Some companies have achieved this extremely well and some maybe not so good. There is a fine line between working in an office inspired by a hotel or bar, and working in an office that essentially is a bar……
Continue reading “They got it just right!”
So, what are your fears when it comes to renovating or upgrading your home, besides the financial aspect of course? One of the biggest things that we find among our clients is the use of colour. People tend to play it safe with neutral tones as they are afraid that they will make a mistake and that’s understandable.
Continue reading “Colour shouldn’t be Feared, but Embraced!”
So we have been extremely busy in the studio over the last number of weeks, working on some very exciting projects. Hence, you have not heard from us in a little while….
Continue reading “The Rise of the Resimercial Office!”
Are you considering an office renovation or move in the New Year? If your answer is “yes,” then you need to keep reading….
Here are 7 things that you need to consider before re-design your existing or new office:
Continue reading “7 Things to Consider if you are Renovating your Office!”
There are many ways that you can create a feature, an impact or a statement in office design, but one of the most effective both in terms of aesthetics and cost is the flooring.
Here are some of our favourite flooring suppliers that are breaking the mould when it comes to innovative design:
Continue reading “3 of the Most Innovative Flooring Companies Around!”
Continuing on in our home tour, we are getting comfy in the living room.
Week 3: The Living Room
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Week 3: The Living Room”
So following on from my last blog, we are moving it into the kitchen for this weeks inspiration.
Week 2: The Kitchen
All the time I hear people saying that they want to go for a neutral kitchen because they are afraid that they will tire of it if they opt for a colour. I can totally understand this and lets face it, if and when you decide to change your kitchen, its a pretty big investment. However, your kitchen can still have lots of interest even if you do decide to stay neutral.
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Week 2: The Kitchen”
So we are all pretty aware that there is a housing problem in Ireland at the moment, with the middle income earners being the worst effected. If you are lucky enough to own your own property but feel that you have outgrown it and need to further climb the ladder, then this post may be of interest to you.
Have you ever stopped to look at the space that you have and think that maybe you could make it work for you. Giving you the option to stay put but satisfy your needs also!! We are going to look at 2 amazing spaces today that have pushed the boundaries of catering to ones needs in a compact space.
Continue reading “Are you Running out of Space?”
So over the last few months we have been noticing a trend in the office design sector, that some of you may find surprising. The office of today has been heavily influenced by companies like Google, Facebook and the like, and other companies have been embracing this fun and quirky style of office design for the last decade or so.
Continue reading “The Rise of the Hospitality Office!”
So following on from my last post, I wanted to stay in the garden but look at some of the finer details and the interesting elements that you can add to give you garden some personality.
Continue reading “10 Cool Ideas to add to your Outdoor Space!”
I have a confession to make….. I’m beginning to embrace pale and blush pink! For as long as I can remember I have never liked pastel colours in particular pink and I have always veared towards bolder and brighter colours.
Continue reading “Pretty in Pink!”
So this week we are looking at embracing your darker side! From the celtic tiger times through to the recovery, our interiors featured paler tones and there was very little love for dark colours. However, things are changing…. We are now seeing a resurgence of darker, deeper and richer tones featuring in our interiors and people are embracing these beautiful colours.
Continue reading “A Move to the Dark Side!”
So trends come and go in interiors and that doesn’t just relate to home interiors. Design trends are also evident in office design and it is important to keep track of these as you you want to future proof.
Today we are looking at 5 key design trends for 2017:
Continue reading “5 Key Office Design Trends for 2017”
With all our talk of the perfect colour schemes and new trends, we are going to give you some insight today into how to make your home Pinterest Perfect!!
For most of us out there, Pinterest is the go to place for inspiration, but sometimes it can leave you a bit depressed and green with envy. Well not anymore…..
Here are 10 ideas for you to embrace:
Continue reading “10 Ways to have your House looking Pinterest Perfect!”
So this is our last instalment in the Pantone predictions series, and they do not disappoint.
Continue reading “Pantone’s Colour Predictions For 2017, Part 3”
The Millennium Tower is a landmark development at Charlotte Quay overlooking Grand Canal Dock in the heart of the Dublin Docklands. Built in 2000, number 47 has stunning views but was in tired condition as in its original condition. The property was sold for €540,000 as an investment property. In its closing condition the rental value was approximately €2,000 per month. Owen Reilly recommended Think Contemporary to the purchaser (an Irish investor living overseas) to fully refurbish the property to target corporate tenants.
Continue reading “A View from the Millennium Tower!”
Following on from our newsletter a few weeks ago, we want to look part 2 of Pantone’s colour palette predictions for 2017. We are not convinced about all of their predictions, but we think that they really hit the nail on the head with some of them.
Continue reading “Pantone’s Colour Predictions For 2017, Part 2”
Happy New Year!!!! We really hope that you had a fantastic break over the festive season.
So, in one of our last newsletters we showed you some of Pantone’s predictions for 2017, which we will continue to discuss over the coming weeks. For today, we are going to look at their “colour of the year,” Greenery.
Continue reading “Start the New Year with some “Greenery!””
So over the last few weeks, we have been talking about interior styles, so if you were in any doubt beforehand, I really hope that you have found your style now.
Continue reading “Pantone’s Colour Predictions For 2017, Part 1”
Still haven’t found your style, well then maybe this weeks style, which is the last in our series, might just be the one for you…
Continue reading “Do you know your style?…..this one is for everyone.”
Continuing on with our “know your style” series, we are going to be looking at Mid Century design this week. Mid Century furniture and design has had somewhat of a revival over the last few year and not just in interiors. We have also seen a strong resurgence in fashion.
I have to say that I am a huge fan of vintage furniture and have indulged in some beautiful pieces for my own home, but whether its here to stay, I’m not quite sure….
Check out some of our favourite mid century inspired interiors:
Continue reading “Do you know your style?….Mid Century”
Now that we are getting into the swing of things, we are going a bit more edgy and looking at Industrial Style interiors this week.
Continue reading “Do you know your Style?….Industrial”
So following on from our last newsletter, we are going to look at Minimal Interiors this week.
Continue reading “Do you know your Style?….Minimal”
One of the questions that we ask our potential clients is, “what is your style?” Most of the time people have a pretty good idea of what they don’t like but aren’t quite so sure about what they do, and this generally comes down to style.
Continue reading “Do you know your style?….Contemporary”
After taking some time out over the summer, we are now back with a bang and what better way to do it than with a big announcement….
Continue reading “Woohoo! We’ve been shortlisted for the Fit Out Awards!”
Renovating your home doesn’t have to cost the earth. In fact, when it comes to improving the interior and exterior of your property, making a few simple, cost effective changes will allow you to significantly boost the value of your home.
Continue reading “5 Inexpensive Upgrades That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home”
I think that its fairly safe to say that for most of us, this is the time of year that we declutter, renovate and redecorate. So, when it comes to optimising the space in your home, every inch counts. After all, a home that feels cluttered can have a huge impact on the function and aesthetic appeal of the spaces in your property.
Continue reading “6 Decorating mistakes that will make your house feel smaller.”
So we recently completed a really fab office fit out for a bioscience company in Dun Laoghaire. We were involved in every aspect of the project from concept development right through to project management. Here is our case study for the project:
Continue reading “Who said science isn’t cool?”
With many of us spending the vast majority of our time at work, it’s important that your office space is inviting, accommodating and practical. In fact, the average employee has been known to spend more time in the office than they do at home!
Of course, it’s super important that your office is a space that you actually enjoy spending time in. After all, a happy workspace instantly increases productivity, mainly because your surroundings can have a huge impact on your mood and general happiness.
Continue reading “Updating your office space? Things you should think about.”