interior design

design_play - ANGLES IN THE BOX HOUSE by Annabelle Guldner

time for construction start! here is yet another completed design with a unique living concept. we are in love with the angles in this design, reflecting the vast and natural landscape where this house will be a home. as a getaway now and later on the main residence for a fun couple this design offers everything they need. living on a small but efficiently and well designed footprint gives tribute to a simple yet rich life where materialistic desires fade in comparison to the beauty of the essential. dwell well in this one of a kind home that invites the outside in and vice versa!

the main floor

the main floor

the loft space

the loft space

the basement level

the basement level

reno_play- tile part 2 by Annabelle Guldner

We are thrilled at how this bathroom is progressing! Look at how all three of these tiles compliment each other so perfectly! Quite impressive!

reno_play- tile part 3 by Annabelle Guldner

This is so exciting! Blue kitchen tile backsplash in herringbone pattern- YES PLEASE!

The wonderful craftsman is Adrian who owns J & A Tile!

construction_play - SAVANNAH PROGRESS by Annabelle Guldner

A single family home in Savannah is in the framing stage!

Construction progress of the southern charming home we designed for a family of four!

Look at the progress on the Savannah home we designed. The first floor walls are up and it’s really starting to take shape! This is the view as you enter the driveway and approach the house. We are so excited to see it develop and come to life!


material_play - CRADLE TO CRADLE by Annabelle Guldner


CHIP(s) BOARD, a fairly new company has come up with a way to make MDF board redundant. They developed a way to use food waste and create a building material that can be a substitute to wood. Potato peels are are the main component, together with binders derived from waste so they are biodegradable without toxins, resins or formaldehyde. This product can be used as fertilizer when it's time to be discarded. The cradle to cradle principle is at the core of their philosophy. This is definitely an exciting product and I'm looking forward to come samples to feel this material first-hand. 

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Check them out here and find out more about their process


AT_play - READY FOR THE LAST STEP by Annabelle Guldner

Home renovation and construction

Interior Design and Styling

A foyer renovation and face lift to set a new tone


Our stencil template finally came it. Now I just need to start putting the design on the stair risers and we have our finished foyer ready for pictures! This little template is very delicate due to its design so handling it carefully will be crucial. I believe the outcome will be super cool though and original! 

Our foyer is getting some icing on the cake... We are excited to move forward with the stencil design that is original to the home on the fireplace mantle. After creating a copy of the design we are now getting the template made to apply the stencil to the risers of the stairs. Here is a photoshopped picture of what it will look like! We are excited to see it in reality!


design_play - CONCEPTUAL WALK-THROUGH by Annabelle Guldner

Hotel Lobby Design Concept

The Satellite Hotel gets an interior make-over

The view from the entrance as you enter the lobby

The view from the entrance as you enter the lobby

designATplay presents a interior design concept for the lobby of the Satellite Hotel!

Our presentation to the Satellite hotel was a success and we are so excited to see where it leads! Have a look at our walk through and get a feel for the space and the elements in it.

The concept for this design is based on the iconic shape of the building itself as well as its distinctive multi-directional character. Throughout the space the geometric shapes apparent in the architectural design are integrated and reflected in the layout of the space, built-ins, finishes and interior material selections. The

intention is a classic interior that reflects the time period yet sets a contemporary tone. The dissolved facade on the exterior is mimicked on the inside to create a strong connection to its structure. The relocated reception offers sight lines in all directions with a point of sale for the proposed integrated kiosk. Way-finding and circulation patterns are achieved through a layout that lends itself to an immediate understanding of the space by clearly defined focal areas and elements as orientation points.

A strong emphasis on the number 3 which plays a significant role in the building’s use and architecture informed the design which resulted in a comfortable interior that offers a welcoming and multi-functional space for employees, visitors, and inhabitants; an interior as unique as its architecture.