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AT_play - MILLENNIALS AT WORK by Annabelle Guldner

Success comes from a combination of traits, and characteristics and opportunities. We have chosen a career path that takes dedication, excellent communication skills, perseverance, determination, positive thinking and most of all deep passion for what you create.

We have all that and more. Listen to this short interview to give you a glimpse of who we are and what we want to achieve and where we are coming from… Click the title above!

Check out a little interview I was invited to by @antoinneglover43
Learn a little more about myself and what I stand for!

https://www.facebook.com/antoinneglover/videos/10217080278140079/

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

kitchen_play - SWINGS IN THE KITCHEN, WHY NOT? by Annabelle Guldner

PLAYING IS NOT JUST FUN - IT’S HEALTHY

Release the inner kid and play! I love when interior design trends aim to address space concepts that are not just out there but also actually functional. So here is to the swing trend. We have seen swings in homes before, but usually they are in dedicated spaces and it's just one or a swinging bench on a porch. But what about integrating swings into daily life and incorporating them into out kitchens? 

Check out these examples of swings as island seating. How wonderful, since now you get to wiggle around and go back and forth without anyone saying: don't rock your chair, sit still! Movement is encouraged and how we have learned from studies - it's good for you! Especially swinging motions have a soothing and calming effect, which works great for kids and adults alike!

Swings can be made more comfortable and deviate from the traditional one horizontal board shape, with comfy backs and upholstered seats. Think about it, why not? Because you don't see it everywhere? Even more reason to do and to try it. 

As for the aesthetics, think about cleaning under the chairs by the island... yes you move them every time to sweep up the crumbs... no need with hanging chairs! There are even systems that let you pull your swings up and out of the way if need be... The 'hanging' concept also introduces a different and exciting vibe into your home and changes the dynamics of how we perceive space. The only thing usually dangling from the ceiling are light fixtures, so creating a richer experience through utilizing the ceiling in structural ways can be very exciting alter your design for the better. Browse around and let us know your thoughts on this!



sources:
https://www.nyde.co.uk/article/springs-concrete-trend

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https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-a-bold-colorful-patterned-cali-house-229865?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed#gallery/51126/4

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

furniture_play - A SPACE WITHIN A SPACE by Annabelle Guldner

I needed a little bit of a change, so I decided to integrate my work area into the master bedroom. We use this great room in our current home as our master bedroom, so it's open to the rest of the house, which is what we Iike. This makes the office space part of other spaces and let's me be part of the hustle and bustle while I work... this might sound weird, but it's important to me and I work best that way. It's just another example on how important it is that our homes are fine-turned to work for us and support us in the way we live and work. My beautiful custom desk found its new spot and its design is more elevated in the semi-private area. 
I'm an advocate for flexible and responsive design solutions and home transformations in existing structures to render them the perfect platform for your way of life! Quality of life changes everything and so does design.

#design #interiordesign #furnituredesign#sustainableliving #recycling #repurpose#reimagine #creativity #creativeoutlet#expressyourself #gooddesign #livewell#qualityoflife #entrepreneur #girlpower#womanbuilder #realestate #homedesign#womenrunningcompanies #bringtolife#handmade #woodworking #woodpassion#woodworking #furniture #furnituredesign#decoration #interiors

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs

furniture_play - midcentury transformations by Annabelle Guldner

Remember this one? I finally had a chance to fully transform this gem! Some oil, 2 paint colors and a metallic spray paint did the trick! I love the result and can't wait to get started on the other piece!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

furniture_play - PRODUCT DESIGN by Annabelle Guldner

With this simple and cool lamp design the height of the fixture is adjustable for the perfect lighting condition and the back panel hand-printed design can be custom. The panel can also be a black board or cork pin board! This lamp can lean or hang on the wall. The actual fixture is a reclaimed pendant from goodwill. It's in use for a desk fixture right now and lends itself to the flexible needs when working at a desk or on the computer. It's a groovy feature piece in any space! 
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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.


AT_play - OLD IS OFTEN BETTER by Annabelle Guldner

AT_play - OLD IS SOMETIMES BETTER
We enjoy the perks of renovations, finding little gems, that is... have a look at this custom set of built-in pantry cabinets... what a creative and great idea. This takes craftsmanship, precision and dedication; traits that are too often lacking in today's home design and trades. It's outside the box thinking and problem-solving that requires actual skill, knowledge and pride in your work. We think it's a great concept that deserves preserving. Storage solutions like this need to be encouraged, to reduce wasted space and create functional environments. All we are doing with this beauty is refacing it with some new doors, that will bring this build-in cabinet back to life and will leave a smile on everybody's face who opens it.

#architecture #interiordesign#creativeprocess #design#architecturaldesign #homedesign#livewell #customhome#customhomedesign #designprocess#creativity #custom #renovation#kitchendesign #functionality#userfriendliness #intuitivedesign#simplicity #efficiency #spaceplanning #art  #spatialdesign #createspace #experience#experientaldesign #trysomethingnew

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

furniture_play - A DESK AS UNIQUE AS ITS OWNER by Annabelle Guldner

furniture_play - A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO A BUILT-IN DESK
This desk was built for a young college student who needed a place to study, game, and work. The space lend itself to a long desk that gives him the surface for his gaming computer without being in the way, while offering a lot of knee space. The desk is uniquely shaped, with a futuristic touch and maximizing the space available. The shelves above mimic the desk form and seem to vanish into the wall, giving this desk its unique appearance. This desk was designed and built by designATplay, and we love how the functionality paired with such a distinct and interesting design.

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

furniture_play NEED A GUEST BED? A QUICK AND CREATIVE SOLUTION... by Annabelle Guldner

furniture_play A QUICK AND UNIQUE GUEST BED DESIGN
We had just moved to Colorado Springs and were expecting our first house guests there. Having moved from Savannah, Georgia to Colorado we downsized and took as little as possible, therefore only one original and custom master bed went with us... leaving us short of a guest bed.

Yes we could've bought an inexpensive bedframe and mattress at IKEA... but what's the fun in that?? Instead we bought some concrete block, a couple of 2x6's and 2 sheets of plywood.... voila! It's comfy, unique and original! It took us about 4 hours of our time and some imagination! Our guests love it!

#wood #finish #carpentry #artisan #woodfinish #material #interiormaterials #texture #art#pattern #handdrawndesigns #interiordesign #furnituredesign #sustainableliving #recycling#repurpose #reimagine #creativity #creativeoutlet #expressyourself #design #gooddesign#home #freshstart #bringtolife #handmade #woodworking #woodpassion

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.