May 8, 2023 Rockville, MD: Commercial Interior Design firm Hartman Design Group has experienced solid growth in recent years and is proud to announce two leadership promotions.
Anny Falgas has been promoted to Managing Partner of the 36-year-old company that specializes in multifamily, senior living, and hospitality interior architecture. Anny was introduced to the world of design by her father, a furniture designer who owned a bespoke millwork shop in Puerto Rico where she grew up. During her early years as a design professional, she worked in and later served as Head of Interior Design for a commercial interior design firm in Puerto Rico before founded her own award-winning firm there. Her portfolio from those years includes projects for Marriott, Intercontinental, Hilton, Swissotel, Wyndham, and other brands as well as independent boutique hotels. These projects were recognized by Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, and Lodging.
Upon joining HDG as a Senior Designer in 2012, Anny has focused on the multifamily space where she brings a high-level vision, creativity, and expression to each project she oversees. As Director of Design, her work has been featured in Multifamily Executive Magazine and Interior Design. She has been instrumental in winning numerous national and regional awards for HDG. In 2022, she opened and manages Hartman Design Group’s branch office based in Tampa, Florida.
“Anny has proven her value over the past 10 years with HDG,” said Phyllis Hartman, President and founder of Hartman Design Group. “We are thrilled that she has risen to partner level. Well deserved!”
Daniela Maniezzo has been promoted to the role of Managing Director. Daniela joined HDG in the role of Senior Managing Designer in May 2022. Before joining HDG, Daniela was a Senior Interior Design Manager with Marriott International and had her own design firm, designing multiple hotel projects, both new construction, and renovation. She has given back to the design community by serving as an adjunct professor at Montgomery College. Daniela holds a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering, a Ph.D. in Information Engineering, and a Masters in Architecture and Interior Design.
“Within a short time, Daniela has demonstrated that she is a natural organizational leader showing skills in mentorship, team building, and collaboration management,” Phyllis said. “Her desire to continually learn, grow and seek to improve the process and practices of design will will take us to new heights. Congratulations, Daniela!”
ABOUT HARTMAN DESIGN GROUP
HDG is an award-winning commercial interior design firm founded in 1987, specializing in multifamily, senior community and hospitality interior architecture. With a distinctive body of work that spans four decades, HDG has partnered with some of the most highly respected developers, architects, contractors, and owners. Learn more: www.hartmandesigngroup.com
Presenting: Carlyle Crossing
Centered in Alexandria, Virginia’s Carlyle and Eisenhower Valley area, the Carlyle Crossing development has transformed the region for the future. Anchored by a Wegmans grocery store and surrounded by restaurants and retail, this area is home to two large federal agencies and served by two Metro stations.
HDG was tasked with designing the amenity spaces in two of three of the multifamily communities in the development, The Easton and Reese Tower are conjoined by an expansive outdoor plaza. We’re pleased to introduce you to both of these properties at this time.
Visit this link to view the entire Spring 2023 Hartbeat newsletter, featuring more information about these two projects. You can also get the latest news about recent awards HDG has won and answer our survey to deliver the most relevant information you want in future Hartbeat newsletters.
It’s #WorldBookDay and we can’t think of a more appropriate day to celebrate the inherent beauty and timeless role played by books as a design accessory. More than just paper, ink and words, books offer a sense of warmth and create a sense of comfort. Books add a certain alchemy if you will, a je ne sais quois and yes, we celebrate them, both for their utility as a design accessory and for the words and messages they hold within their covers.
Hartman Design Group uses books in our commercial interior design schemes for lobbies, co-working areas, reading nooks, models and other amenity spaces within the many multifamily, senior living community and other projects we design for. Whether hardcover or paperback, books can be a great way to add color, visual interest and texture to an otherwise bland area. Even more, they can serve as a centerpiece and to showcase your interests too. Here are a few our favorite tips when incorporating books in your interior design scheme:
Use books to reinforce a theme
Books can convey a consistent look and overall vision: Use books to reinforce a theme. If you have a room decked out in a nautical style, think sailing, marine animal and coastal living-themed books. If the area you are designing is airy and light with big windows showcasing the gardens, perhaps floral and garden-style books would fit. Books on the motion picture industry, musical instruments, and celebrity biographies would be great additions to any media room. You get the idea.
Use books to showcase your interests and personality
Show off your confidence and individuality by strategically placing books about your favorite subjects in an area lacking personality and warmth. A dog lover? A stamp collector? An oenophile? Set up a collection of books featuring your passions to serve not only as a point of interest but a great conversation starter.
Add depth to a room by choosing books covered in patterns or textures. There are a range of textural choices in covers, ranging from glossy, to intentionally textured, to matte. Printed covers can feature repeated geometric patterns, organic patterns or abstracts. Choose books featuring these characteristics to strategically complement or serve as a foil for a room lacking in texture or patterns.
Use books to add a pop of color
Infuse your space with color: Books come in all colors of the rainbow and provide a great way to reinforce your existing color scheme or add contrast and interest. Group like-colored books together for emphasis.
Use books in a bookshelf display
Create a bookshelf display with carefully selected bookends to stand books upright, or stack several on their sides, spine facing the room, pages to the wall, with a decorative item perched on top, such as a candle, small plant or small figurine as a vignette. On another area of the bookshelf, add framed photos, perched on easels, other plants, or vases to add more interest and variety. Repeat as necessary to create your own personal work of art.
Use books as a centerpiece
Finally, there’s always the use of a single book or book grouping as a coffee table centerpiece. The size of the table will dictate your choice here. This can enhance any room.
So remember, if you are looking for a way to add contemporary yet timeless depth and interest, take a look at books. And if you are looking for an experienced, award-winning commercial interior design firm for your next multifamily or senior living community project, contact Hartman Design Group.
by Hartman Design Group