DESIGN ON THE MOVE – CHANGING THE WAY WE DESIGN

DESIGN ON THE MOVE – CHANGING THE WAY WE DESIGN

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MoveCenter welcomes Angelo Adamo Design, a premier design services, to our white glove relocation packages. This collaboration will provide a professional design expert to manage your home or business with an organized and well-executed design plan.

 

Residential and commercial interiors By Angelo Adamo Design

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Residential interiors By Angelo Adamo Design

MoveCenter is an award-winning, global Relocation Management Company that was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.  It is a woman-owned business that operates as a strategic supplier for multi-national corporations, privately owned companies and U.S. government agencies.  MoveCenter offers a full range of employee relocation and assignment management services in over 150 countries.  The company is dedicated to upholding the same high standards of customer relations today as it has for decades.

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Restaurant interiors By Angelo Adamo Design

Angelo Adamo Design is an interior architectural firm based in Michigan, USA.  Their services include a turn-key relocation packages, project management, design procurement, documentation, purchase ordering, construction administration, contract coordination, and installations.

 

Workplace, Multifamily, and Commercial interiors By Angelo Adamo Design

MoveCenter prioritizes in customer satisfaction and realizes that for best results, you must rely on services that have accomplished and succeeded in the field of interior design.  Also, Angelo is originally from Australia and understands the complications of relocating and developing a new home.

For additional information about MoveCenter, call 800.668.3471, email info@movecenter.com, or visit www.movecenter.com.

Discovering Leland with Angelo Adamo

Discovering Leland with Angelo Adamo

Shopping with Designer Angelo Adamo in Leland
November 8, 2018 Emily DeRuiter

The Four segment     (Click link for “The Four” segment)

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A man with an eye for design has some suggestions for where to look for unique household items.

https://www.9and10news.com/2018/11/08/shopping-with-designer-angelo-adamo-in-leland/

If you need stellar gifts for family, friends—or yourself—Interior Designer Angelo Adamo, with Angelo Adamo Design, has been exploring great local finds and recently stopped at Leland for a look around.

“Leland has a few stores that can have a really personal gift for Christmas time if that’s what you are looking for,” he says.
There’s a plethora of local destinations that carry unique items in Northern Michigan.
From time spent in Leland, Adamo says Rustic Roots is a women’s clothing store with homeware that does the “European weathered look very well.”
And the local bookstore Leelanau Books is a Northern Michigan treasure that can be both a kids’ and adult’s haven.

Adamo also says Benjamin Maier Ceramics has pottery with an earthy, natural flare that’s clean and bright.

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For more design advice, visit adamo’s blog at angeloondesign.com. Finding your special place!

Finding your special place!

Finding your special place!

 

European Weathered Styles from Rustic Roots – Leland, MI.  

Growing up in Australia is a different experience to most countries.  Young people typically attend college where their family resides,  then mostly likely, travel aboard before settling down.

There isn’t a huge emphasis of college sport like here in the USA. However, we do support our neighborhood or suburban teams.  I grew up supporting the Port Adelaide Football Club. “Never Tear US Apart” is the song we use from the aussie band INXS as the game’s commencement song. Cool right?

 

European Weathered Styles from Rustic Roots – Leland, MI.

Hanging out at my neighborhood was something Australians tend to do.  Local businesses became a social destination for most families and friends.  The Grange Hotel on the esplanade (pub) was a main attraction for the locals to socialize but thankfully, I wasn’t into beer as a teenager.

There was a particular book store in my neighborhood that focused on motivational, history, and alternative therapy books.  I remember the atmosphere to be soothing and uplifting.  In fact, this book store had an impacted on my decision to study applied science and to further educate myself in aromatherapy and massage therapy.

What I learned from Australia is the importance of  a neighborhood.  How you react and support local sports teams and business can create a healthy and more vibrant atmosphere. This reaction will then affect your living space and the objects you add to your interiors.

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Leland, Michigan

My family and I are newcomers to Northern Michigan so we try to spend our weekends exploring the neighborhoods.

So far, discovering Traverse City and the surrounding counties are fascinating and very enjoyable.  The Great Lakes in Northern Michigan has the most beautiful landscape and towns.  Most towns are on the lakes so the scenic views are spectacular and most food service are outstanding.

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Leland, Michigan

There is a town called Leland in Leelanau County which is only a 30-minute drive from Traverse City.  I keep coming back to Leland because this town is so special.  One of the most beautiful sections of the Lake Michigan is found in Leelanau County.

Leland takes you back in history…especially when you arrive in Fishtown. Rustic shanties that are now home to various shops have stood the test of time and give you a feel on how life was 100 years ago in the commercial fishing business. Leland is where you can catch a ferry to the Manitou Islands.

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Rustic Roots

Cristin at Rustic Roots has exceptional style and taste.  Rustic Roots is primarily a women’s fashion store but has a boutique section of home wear and furniture.  Products range from table linens, throws, blankets, art, reproduction antiques, and accessories.  She does the” European Weathered” look very well.  Rustic Roots closes during winter, but you can visit one last time during Thanksgiving weekend.  (231)256-0054

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Benjamin Maier Ceramics

Benjamin is a true talent in contemporary pottery and ceramic art.  His pottery techniques and choices of colors perfectly represents Leland’s environment.  The price range is very reasonable for quality pottery and artwork. www.maierceramics.com

 

Benjamin Maier Ceramics – Leland, MI.

Sporck Tileart

Sporck Tileart is in one of the Shanties of Fishtown.  This ceramic tile art store is a gem!  Leif is a genuine artist that can create outdoor scenes that captures the great lakes.  I especially like his selections of the Norwegian Fish Net Floats, which I want to convert them into light fixture pendants.  Close during winter but definitely a source you can use for restaurant or residential interiors.  www.sporcktileart.com

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Sporck Tileart, Leland, Michigan

Leelanau Books

This book store is special and reminds me of how it felt when I visited the book store in my neighborhood in Adelaide.  The interior design of the store is fresh and comforting and the service has always been pleasant.  Walking into this store with my children brings positive energy into our day. It’s the balance of good interiors, classical background music, good lighting, and kind people. Its open for business all year round and organizes children’s activities during the summer evenings while the parents have dinner for two in the neighborhood! www.leelanoubooks.com

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It’s important that no matter where you are to find your special place other than your home.  Escape from your world and enter someone else’s.  Finding your special neighborhood can be rejuvenating and to build memories that add meaning to your personal space.  AA

Driving to Leland is absolutely gorgeous. I am also loving this song  from Childish Gambino that I have been playing while in the car to Leland. The kids dig it too!

 

Designer Turns New House’s Space into a Home for His Family

Designer Turns New House’s Space into a Home for His Family

 

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Picking up and moving your family halfway across the country is never easy.

Trying to make a new house feel like its home is even harder.

Traverse City Designer Angelo Adamo, with Angelo Adamo Design, had to do that a few months ago.  Now he’s taking us back inside his new house to give us some background on his eye on design.

Most often when new homes are built, they have an open kitchen area that extends to the living area,” Adamo says.

That open floorplan is definitely a selling point, but can also provide specific challenges for new homeowners.

“There are ways of separating the living area to the eating area, because sometimes it’s hard to do that in an awkward space if it’s a rectangle layout,” he says.

Adamo had that issue with his new home’s space, but he knew how to make the most of it.

“It’s three spaces in one, and we didn’t want to lose a table that we cherish where we eat all the time, so I decided that we added a sectional that has beautiful linear lines that creates sort of an angle between one room and another,” Adamo says. “And then a couple of things like a bench and a table, instead of chairs, and the bench can go against the wall so it doesn’t provide a corridor. And then adding mirrors to the wall to reflect lighting and adding ambient lighting so when it gets a little darker, you have table lamps and light fixtures to enhance the light appeal.”

Another thing he had to keep in mind was the existing decor of the room.

“I went with neutral fabrics, it’s the detail for the architecture, the mill-work of the fireplace and the Brazilian cherry of the flooring, it’s very dark, so I went very neutral with the fabrics so the accent colors I got was through the pillows, and the wicker baskets, and the throws and the plants that I added. It all came together.”

 

When determining paint colors and lighting, Angelo says realize seasons and time of day make a difference.

“Go a couple of different times of the day and see how much natural light you get, because that will help you evaluate what you need to use for colors, whether you need to repaint a certain color whether you need to tone it down a little bit,” he says. “I added a chandelier in the living room to add a bit more substance to the height of the room.”

It was a chandelier that he moved from the dining room, and as a whole, he was able to make this house work with furniture and pieces the family already had.

“Take stock of your inventory so whatever you have that you want to bring with you, measure it, take photos of it,” he says. “Does it need to be reupholstered does it need a throw pillow on there? Does it need something to work in this new environment, and if it doesn’t, don’t hold on to it even if it has a sentimental value. Either create a space for it, or don’t bring it.”

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From the beautiful outdoor spaces to the cozy living room and more formal dining room, Angelo had a vision, followed through and created a home that quickly made Northern Michigan home for his family.

“Putting your personal touch into, it is just the little things, it’s that processes, it’s the organizing of these processes that make a difference,” Adamo says.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT

IN THE AIR TONIGHT

Do you remember a song that had a profound influence in your life?  A song that would stick with you and have a huge impact on your taste of art, music, and fashion.  There was a song that changed my life when I was 8 years old.

This song was playing in the car while my parents drove me to school, but I wasn’t sure who the artist was. Then one night, this song appeared in the background of my dream. This dream was so intense that I still remember the feeling when I woke up with such adrenaline and visions.  I had asked my cousin and we tried to puzzle who this was.  I didn’t have a record player at that time in the early 80’s, so I had to wait to hear it again on radio.

Then the day came.  It was “In The Air Tonight”, by Phil Collins.

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When I was younger in Chicago during a modeling shoot for Jil Sander-  I was listening to George Michael during 1996-1998 

Instantly, I became a PC and Genesis junkie.  As a teenager, I would visualize the future while running down Grange and Henley Beach in my home town (South Australia) with my Sony Walkman.  Now, it’s the flashback of memories that helps me remember the times growing up in Australia.  This was when I was building direction, a picture of my next phase, a snapshot of who I want to be as a man.

Music can be inspiring and have an influence on our lives like the music of Phil Collins did for me.  I am living in the USA as a Design Mentor because of my abilities to remember elements that effects our emotions.  For me, design is more than an object or a thing. Design to Create Memories is my philosophy that I have established in the USA.  It’s the ability to connect to our senses to create an interior that relates to your story or perception. It’s design that goes beyond the things themselves, that looks at the individual, the needs of a changing world searching for new signals, as well as at beauty and emotion in the everyday things.

Asking your client if music had an affect in their lives can trigger memories of the past.  This can lead towards the types of colors, scents, textures, objects that have relevance during the programming phase of design.

I still enjoy listening to Genesis and it continues to remind me of my home in Adelaide. I can remember the ocean breeze, the pasta sauce cooking in mum’s kitchen, the sound of a cricket game playing on TV, and the music of Phil Collins on my CD player. It’s just another day in paradise for me!

Ange’s Top 11 Phil Collins/Genesis Songs

1.In the Air Tonight (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkADj0TPrJA

2. You Might Recall, (Genesis)

https://youtu.be/YsV-1FDLTW0

3. Evidence of Autumn (Genesis)

https://youtu.be/E8h0Wz6Z5nU?t=57

4. Blood on the Rooftops (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeZRdd_1b4g

5. One More Night (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKVq-P3z5Vg

6. If Leaving Me Is Easy (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oan3gaHuZT8

7. Follow You, Follow Me (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9zj11gf9Qk

8. I Don’t Care Anymore (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLpfbcXTeo8&index=2&list=PLYWmtN3eLBncGNkrcn0MetozKWU09pxLo

9. No Reply At All (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI0fk_gCdzE

10. I am Not Moving (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHznvYvrz1U

11. Its Gonna Get Better (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orUiNGXHg7Q