The Attitude is Gratitude

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – GB Stern

On November 14, Funk Design Studio hosted the most anticipated gathering of the season, The Attitude is Gratitude party. It was a way to give thanks to our vendors, our creative partners, friends, and our clients. The evening’s entertainment was provided by The School of Rock Montclair, and they proved what is stated on their website “the premiere music education experience for young musicians”. Not only were the guests treated to great music, but also great treats from The Little Daisy Bakeshop.

Seeing is believing, don’t take our word for it, all the fun, music, treats, and laughs were captured by Colleen Issa Photography.                               Funk_Design_Studio_77 Funk_Design_Studio_88 Funk_Design_Studio_03 Funk_Design_Studio_18 Funk_Design_Studio_17Funk_Design_Studio_07Funk_Design_Studio_87 Funk_Design_Studio_15 Funk_Design_Studio_46 Funk_Design_Studio_92 Funk_Design_Studio_57 Funk_Design_Studio_59  Funk_Design_Studio_14 Funk_Design_Studio_84


How to Use Neutral Colors to Enhance Your Home: Exclusive Tips from Top Designers

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Every home’s architecture is different, which is why this week for our Summer Designer Tips Series we asked designers how they use neutral colors (a very popular palette) to enhance all different types of spaces. Check it out:

Lisa Staprans, Staprans Design

Lisa Staprans often spends time outdoors in order to clear her mind and inspire her work. For inspiration, Staprans draws upon the colors in nature that surround the spaces she designs. Using earth tones and accents of brighter colors, the interiors work from the outside and move in. The accent of orange is pulled from the leaves when they turn in the fall.

Lisa’s Tip: “Bring in elements that complement and are inspired by the architecture and surrounding gardens. Use cues from the outside and bring that inside with color, texture and layering.”


Lisa Staprans

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Anatomy of a website re-launch; good butt included


 I would love to introduce our new online home:

Funk Design Studio

I wanted it to be lighter, brighter, all about easily scrolling through beautiful images & fun.  Also, a little more techy than our old one; Now existing clients can schedule meetings online!

How’d we do it?  I have a rock star Web Designer.  Nicole at Curio Electro opened up my brain and grabbed what she needed to make this happen.  She’s magic & a damn good artist.  She drew our map (our office is impossibly hard to find, a hidden gem) & the “busy Sandra” avatar – where she noted that she gave me a good butt.  Why thank you.  I also have to thank my team, Sami & Amanda, for all of your help on the content (oh, the content!), gathering the portfolio pics & edits, edits, edits.  Great work – thank you!  To the amazing photographers, thank you for your vision, skill & the use of your pretty pictures.  Last but never least, thank you to my clients!!!  Without your daily leaps of faith, there would be no stunning outcomes, only safe beige rooms.  Thank you for that, for your kind words & for sharing your little design secret (me) with your friends!  It definitely takes a village.

Enjoy the tour!


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