Hi and welcome to the creative mind of Brooklyn-based interior design firm, Ishka Designs.
This blog allows you to peek behind the scenes of our design process; see the images, products, and events that inspire and motivate us. We are happily biased towards interior design topics with a sustainable undertone. With our international backgrounds, we definitely embrace a global perspective and influence. We hope you are inspired and sometimes provoked by our postings and we look forward to reading and responding to your comments!

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3.29.2011

Cellar Project: Work commences

After much contemplation, our clients decided to forego the polished concrete floors mentioned in our previous post on this cellar project.  Boohoo.  But really it was our fault, as we introduced a gorgeous tile into the equation that totally rocked the boat. As was to be expected the clients were sold on this new tile.  The result: a new design direction for the project.  Think very crisp and clean, like a brand new white button-up.  We eliminated most of the rough aesthetic too, but hung unto the idea of the white and textured concrete.
mixing concrete on-site. photo: Niya Bascom Photography
With decisions finalized, materials were ordered and the work begun!  Materials arrived and the 4-man work crew commenced operations.  Electrician, masons, and a tiler.  Things moved extremely quickly til a leak was discovered, holding up progress a couple of days.
materials arrive on a still snowy day in NYC; photo by: Niya Bascom Photography
photo by: Niya Bascom Photography
photo by: Niya Bascom Photography
In the meantime, the millwork design was an on-going collaboration between our clients and the AV guy.  Unfortunately, this too delayed the project a tad, but we finally fleshed it out with minimal impact on the existing work, except for a few outlet relocations.

Who said design is a static process???

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