Larger Than Light Magazine

Published on Tue, Jan 28th 2014, 09:45.

Joe Berkowitz Interiors is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Larger Than Light Magazine. To read the feature article, click here >

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Published on Mon, Jan 27th 2014, 14:39.

Joseph A. Berkowitz Interiors has been featured in the following publications:

Joseph A. Berkowitz Inc. shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014

Published on Fri, Jan 24th 2014, 14:39.

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American interior design practice, Joseph A. Berkowitz Inc. have been shortlisted for the Bathroom Suite award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.

The project is a very refined dressing closet and bathroom featuring custom dashboard veneer burl cabinetry modeled after an international men’s clothing store.

This space was created by combining a small existing closet with an adjacent bedroom. It features matching his and hers vanities (his shown) divided by the ladies walk in dressing closet (partial view). The man’s closet (opposite hers) features wrap around custom cabinetry with LED lighting and a 4” thick mitered white marble island with built- in storage drawers on both sides.

The glass inserts at the man’s island allow for easy viewing of the custom velvet lined tie drawers within.

It is exotic, clean and precise. The detail that was considered and the quality of products and application is evident. The high contrast between the burled wood and white marble is universally appealing.

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Joe Berkowitz appears on HGTV's "Showhouse Showdown"

Published on Mon, Sep 23rd 2013, 12:16.

Featuring the debut of Jabz as seen in the HGTV show

Joe Berkowitz has been featured on HGTV's new series 'Showhouse Showdown'.

In each episode of Showhouse Showdown, two professional interior designers take over two newly built houses with mirror-image floor plans. The designers will compete head-to-head by creating five signature rooms in each house using identical budgets and on the same schedule. Keeping the stakes high and the designers on track will be host Bob Guiney. In the end, there is an open house, and one designer will be crowned the winner based on the votes cast by the developer's target market.

The episode was filmed late in the summer after three months of intense design work by Joe and his staff. They were flown out to the site in Pittsburgh's Cranberry Township to work with the producers and crew. Joe worked with the builder and trades people to complete his structural changes to the home's original blue prints. All of the furniture, artwork and accessories were brought in and put together by Joe on camera.

Design New Jersey Magazine

Published on Thu, Feb 28th 2013, 09:45.

Excerpt from article:

When the owners of an Absecon Island vacation home decided to build anew on the footprint of a home that had been razed due to damage from a storm, they settled on an architectural design not typically seen at the New Jersey shore, a southern plantation-style estate.

It wasn’t the only unexpected choice. After all, there are certain design assumptions that come with a beach home. Relaxed comfort. A pop of whimsy. The new home kept the former but rejected the latter, instead opting for a dose of drama.

Grand Illusions

The five-bedroom home, with architecture by Todd Miller, AIA, of QMA Design Build in Ventnor and built by Mark Gallagher of Margate, was completed in summer 2012 on a corner lot in Margate. It maximizes the parcel by using virtually every square inch of footage and rising as high as local regulations allow. On the interior, the home has a surprisingly spacious feel. Tall ceilings are a part of it, but some of it is illusion. The deliberate placement of columns, lighting, molding and floor-to-ceiling drapery accentuates the height of the rooms.

It's the third time the homeowners have collaborated with Joe Berkowitz, an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers and owner of Joseph A. Berkowitz Interiors Inc. in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. Each home is in a different region of the country and each has a different design theme. What the three houses have in common, however, is a willingness on the part of the clients and designer to make some nontraditional choices. Berkowitz says once the architecture of this home was defined as southern and gracious, he suggested the palette stay more classic and less playful so it doesnt have the feeling of a typical beach house. There are no pictures of beach umbrellas and seashells that you would expect to see in many shore homes.

Yet the environment did come into consideration with design selections. The neutral floors resemble whitewashed wood but are actually made of porcelain for ease of maintenance and durability. The living room rug is made by a hammock company using the same natural fibers. And in a bar area of the room, a nod to the beach comes into play with the selection of the countertop. Berkowitz calls it a memory bar. He departed from traditional granite for a custom countertop of glass-covered drawer inserts that display shells, photographs and other mementos that encapsulate the familys vacation home experience.

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