Living large in an beachside oasis! Interior Design, Architecture, Construction – Florida, Virginia, Maryland, DC

When asked what would our dream Miami waterfront multi-family residential home would be, I don’t think this rendering would be all too far off! Working with the Related Group on one of their recent projects, the team at Lee Design collectively worked on creating an environment that would host guests and residents in a comfortable, yet sexy outdoor space. Here’s what was created…

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Highlighting the unmistakable regional beauty, the team was sure to create spaces that could be quiet enough to enjoy and at the same time instill a sense of the Miami lifestyle that so many have come to love.

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We’re very excited to see the final product and share with you our visions. Lee Design and Interiors proudly serving DC, Florida, Virginia, Maryland and abroad for over 35 years! If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Outdoor Restaurant Spaces! DC, MD, VA, FL – Interior Design, Architecture, Construction

With Summer 2017 fully upon us, finding an outdoor space to enjoy with friends and family is high on many people’s list. No matter what the outdoor space is overlooking, simply being outside creates an atmosphere unto itself unique. Here are a few tips we’ve learned designing outdoor spaces for the hospitality market the last 35 years!

1. Don’t forget you’re in nature! While it may seem obvious anything outdoors has to be made to be able to withstand a different, often uncontrollable environment. Upholstery options need to be able to withstand not only high wear and tear, but also UV penetration and acid rain. Be sure to be mindful of insects and pests. I was once at a restaurant that had outdoor seating next to a canal and they offered bug spray for guests. Good idea, however no one took into account that when sprayed the insect repellant is going to be carried with the wind, right into anything in its path, even another guests recently delivered plate of food, Not good!

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2. Take advantage of unique views when you can! There is nothing worse than expecting to have an amazing view only to be blocked by an man-made structure or another guest. Space planning to take advantage of unique outdoors elements, as well as utilizing different shading options can help minimize lost views.

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3. Don’t forget about your neighbors! We’ve seen many situations where the neighborhood that hospitality spaces are in begin to receive higher volumes of complaints when the outdoor useable months come around. Going back too good space plans and material selections, keeping in mind special acoustical treatments and sound absorbing materials can help stave off unneeded visits from local authorities or city officials.

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As with any project having the right team in place can ultimately change the eventual outcome of the business. If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are all here ready to serve you when needed! Lee Design and Interiors proudly serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, Florida and abroad for over 35 years!

Entertainment Spaces – DC, MD, VA, FL – Interior Design, Architecture, Construction

Being a part of unique projects always gets the team excited! Designing Escape Room Live in the heart of the fabluous D.C neighborhood of Georgetown was one of these projects! When the client contacted us to work with them on this project we were thrilled and approached in just like any other genre of projects that we encounter. Understanding the concept and ultimately the essence of how guests should feel was critically important to the success of the project.

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With the location being directly off of M Street, we needed to ensure that our designs could stand their own against world level companies that fill the local streets.

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Being a destination location; we wanted to be sure that guests were comfortable and had the opportunity to capture the ever so important social media moment to help with the growth and expansion of this brand!

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If you’re ever in the need for help with you project please feel free to give us a call. WE are here ready to help when you need us! Lee Design and Interiors proudly serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, Miami, and abroad for over 35 years!

Bazaar Mar, Noise Reduction, Miami, Florida – Interior Design, Architecture, Construction, VA, MD, DC

Working with superstar designer Phillipe Starck, the Lee Design team was tasked with coming up with a noise reduction design plan to increase guests satisfaction. When thinking about acoustical management the first thing that comes to mind is ugly panels that are obtrusive and stick out like sore thumbs. While they work great, they are in no way acceptable for a high level design project.

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Our team had to think outside of the box on this one an come up with ways to shift sound direction, and absorb deflected sounds as best as we could. Our goal was to achieve a sound level of 85db or under and our plan is well on its way of accomplishing that goal.

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Noise reduction management is a unique tool that we offer here at Lee Design and Interiors. If your space is in need of a sound consultant feel free to give us a call. We are here ready to help when you need us! Lee Design and Interiors proudly serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, Miami and abroad for over 35 years!

The latest DC Hotspot, Decades Rooftop! Interior Design, Architecture, Construction; VA, DC, MD

After a snowy start to the month Spring has finally arrived. With that comes warmer weather, longer days, and most importantly the launch of our latest project; the rooftop at Decades DC. We have a few sneak peek shots that were taken on a iPhone but you can be sure to expect a full photoshoot once the space is up and running! Working with one of our favorite groups again we collaborating on creating the best rooftop experience in DC.

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We wanted to incorporate an open feeling while still being able to incorporate an amazing Funktion One Audio system. This required some smart thinking so that the neighbors would not complain about the noise, which has become a problem for many venues in the city.

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The end result is stellar and we know once all of the finishing touches are complete, all party goers will be amazed! Lee Design and Interiors proudly serving DC, Virginia, Maryland, Miami and abroad for over 35 years! If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch.