March 24, 2013#

Join us for the Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors Backdrop for Outdoor Living Celebration!


The Backdrop for Outdoor Living Event takes place
at Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors
on Friday, April 5th, 10am-4pm

Learn how we can design your dream outdoor living environment and explore new outdoor furniture collections from Skyline Design and Mamagreen.

Receive a 15% event-only discount on Skyline Design and Mamagreen outdoor furniture orders.

The event takes place at Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors, 644 Old Post Road
Bedford, NY 10506. Contact us at info@carolkurtharchitects.com or (914) 234-2595 for more information.

December 25, 2012#

Carol Kurth Architecture Delivers Holiday Cheer at the 2012 Ridgefield Festive Home!

The Carol Kurth Architecture installation “You’ve Got Mail!” transforms the humble mailbox into a fun, interactive, and novel form of communication to bring cheer this holiday season. Serving as a mudroom entry hall, the dynamic wall of mailboxes invites visitors to write and post letters to Santa, U.S. Troops abroad, Hurricane Sandy storm victims and patients at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital—creating a colorful, layered installation. As the exhibition nears the holidays, the Carol Kurth team will mail the letters and spread holiday cheer, bringing the concept full circle. Vibrant, modern artwork from Ridgefield-based painter Mary Pat Devine is also featured in the space.

August 23, 2012#

At This Berry Moment

A transformation took place at Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors last week. A brighter, bolder, infusion of color popped up and we set out to investigate. It came as no surprise that Carol was in fact responsible for this bold shift. Instead of sporting her signature taupey gray “You don’t know Jacques” OPI nail polish, Carol was wearing a brand new punch of color, “Ate Berries in the Canaries”! Why the sudden change, we asked? It turns out that we can thank Gabby Douglas’ fashion forward styling and the 2012 London Olympics branding.

“I was blown away by Gabby’s confidence and charisma! I was looking for a bright summer accent, and wanted to applaud Gabby and her teammates who were going for gold. It was also refreshing to see London 2012 stadium graphics popping with the bright pink berry color. As a designer, I can’t help but find inspiration in the most unlikely places! And even though its a subtle change, architects have this bad habit of turning to neutral palettes, especially black, so I definitely wanted to make a bolder fashion statement!” Carol said.

Have you seen the subtle change on the racks and shelves of your favorite shops? We have, and as Carol remarks, “form follows fashion, and fashion follows form, the stores are already filling with berry-hued accessories, from belts to backpacks, to some amazing shoes!”

Check out berry inspired design at OOCK:  www.oockgreendesign.com or choose your “Berry Moment” with House Beautiful’s Color Guide. And if you’re in New York, stop by DUMBO to experience Aleksandar Maćašev’s ChromaTweet, where you can also experience a berry colorful moment!

June 11, 2012#

Modern Poolscapes

Sleek minimalism needn’t be reserved for hospitality design, nor does it need to be paired with modern architecture. Transform a traditional outdoor veranda into an alluring resort space with clean lines, abstract geometries, and sustainable textiles. Mix and match chaise lounges with textured ottomans, dine al fresco on recycled teak farm tables paired with quilted armchairs, and amplify your lush backdrop with modern prism planters. Regardless, school is out and summer is almost here, is your poolscape ready?

Remember to design lighting for night swimming as well. Link House by Carol Kurth Architecture, PC in collaboration with Benedek and Ticehurst Landscape Architects.

Replace those typical sun umbrellas with architectural trellises for natural shade around the poolscape. Link House by Carol Kurth Architecture, PC in collaboration with Benedek and Ticehurst Landscape Architects.

Chaise Lounger from Skyline Design. Available from OOCK Sustainable Design Boutique.

Modern armchairs and ottomans from MAMAGREEN. Available from OOCK Sustainable Design Boutique.

(Photo Credits: ©ESTO/Albert Vecerka, ©Skyline Design, and ©MAMAGREEN)

June 5, 2012#

Design your backdrop for outdoor living, this Friday and Saturday, at the Bedford Village Sidewalk Sale

Join OOCK Sustainable Boutique and Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors for the Bedford Village Sidewalk Sale, this Friday and Saturday, June 8th and 9th, from 9am-5pm at The Arcade Building in downtown Bedford, NY. OOCK will be offering special product promotions and Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors design experts will be offering complimentary one-on-one outdoor furniture consultations from 10am-2pm both days. Consultations will be offered on a first come, first served basis, and visitors are encouraged to bring photographs of their patios, decks, pools, screened porches, and outdoor spaces. Guests may also call ahead, at (914) 234-2595 to schedule their complimentary appointment.

As the area’s premier retailer for eco-friendly goods and services, OOCK Sustainable Boutique now offers clients access to several sustainable, luxury outdoor furniture portfolios, including Skyline Design and MAMAGREEN contemporary furnishings.

Visit OOCK Sustainable Boutique at the Arcade Building, 644 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY, telephone (914) 234-2595. Or visit OOCK’s new online shop at www.oockgreendesign.com.

OOCK is Westchester’s exclusive dealer for MAMAGREEN Outdoor, stop by Friday and Saturday to incorporate sustainable modernism into your outdoor living space.

OOCK will also be offering promotions on sustainable home, bath, and beauty goods.

(Photo Credits: ©Bedford Historical Society, ©MAMAGREEN, and ©Mine)

May 1, 2012#

OOCK Launches New Partnership and Website for Eco-friendly Westchester


OOCK Sustainable Boutique announces its new partnership with Skyline Design Luxury Outdoor Furniture. As the area’s premier retailer for eco-friendly goods and services, OOCK Sustainable Boutique now offers clients access to Skyline’s exceptional portfolio of modern, outdoor furniture fabricated from 100% recyclable, high-tensile fibers. The furniture, designed to be all-weather and chemical and UV resistant, is made through a combination of modern technology and centuries-old craftsmanship which embodies the quality and uniqueness of each piece.

“As one of the leading providers of high-end poolside furnishings, Skyline Design is constantly redefining luxury — and their beautiful, lineal designs align perfectly with our company’s mission and aesthetic,” says Carol J.W. Kurth, FAIA, architect and owner of OOCK. “I fell in love with Skyline’s furniture while in Miami, and I knew instantly that we wanted to make their products available to Westchester residential and hospitality clients. I was so impressed with their sustainability and quality standards that I ordered the “Sun Chaises” for my own home — they have transformed the patio area and are absolutely stunning!”

To view the latest Skyline Design Luxury Outdoor Furniture offerings, visit OOCK Sustainable Boutique at the Arcade Building, 644 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY, (914) 234-2595. Or visit OOCK’s new online shop at www.oockgreendesign.com.

March 16, 2012#

Carol Kurth, FAIA Listed Among Westchester’s Top Architects

Westchester Home magazine recently selected fourteen architects as the top talents of the county, and we are thrilled to announce that Carol Kurth, FAIA, was included in their selections. The article as features a handful of Carol Kurth Architecture’s award-winning projects, including The Maplemoor, Five Star House, and our beloved Link House, which was also selected to grace the cover of the Spring 2012 issue of the magazine.

The article also includes several notes on the things that inspire our team’s creative vision and some other fun and interesting facts. When asked what her go-to design tool was, Carol responded “My eye and a Sharpie marker. I can use them to sketch on anything from a napkin to a piece of lumber on a job site.”

The Spring 2012 issue of Westchester Home is available now, so be sure to pick up a copy today to read more about what makes our firm one of the “Top Architecture Firms” in Westchester!

February 15, 2012#

CCNY Architecture Alumni Group Annual Winter Event to Honor CCNY Solar Decathlon Team

The CCNY Architecture Alumni Group will hold its Annual Winter Event on Tuesday, February 28th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Spitzer School of Architecture. At the event, we will be honoring CCNY’s Solar Decathlon Team, Team NY, for their outstanding work on their entry, the Solar Roof Pod, and for their fine representation of CCNY during the Solar Decathlon competition in Washington, D.C.

Tickets for the event can be purchased now and are $40 for members, $50 for non-members, and $5 for students. You may purchase tickets online or by mailing a check made payable to the Alumni Association of CCNY to P.O. Box 177, NY, NY 10027.

We hope you will make plans to join us as we celebrate the hard work of our Solar Decathlon Team. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, visit the CCNY Alumni Association website or search for the CCNY Architecture Alumni Group on Facebook for updates.

February 7, 2012#

Stendig Calendars Now Available at OOCK

We are happy to announce that OOCK now carries the Stendig Calendar. The Stendig Calendar is a perfect gift to give as a stylish and sophisticated Valentine.

The calendar, which is in limited availability, can be purchased for $40 plus tax and shipping by calling 914-234-2595. Calendars may also be purchased at OOCK, located at 644 Old Post Road in Bedford, NY.

Stendig CalendarThe Stendig Calendar was designed by Massimo Vignelli, a very prominent graphic designer, in 1966. In the same year, it became the only calendar to be taken into the Design Collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Other works by Massimo have been published and exhibited around the world, and many have become permanent collections in several noteworthy museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Montreal). Along with the Stendig Calendar, one of Massimo’s notable works includes his design of a version of the NYC MTA subway map (shown below), which is now used as the Weekender map on the MTA website.

More than 45 years after its creation, the Stendig Calendar is an excellent example of modern graphic design. Contact OOCK or stop by today to purchase one for a friend or yourself!

The Stendig Calendar measures three feet by four feet.

Image 1 from Stendigcalendar.com. Image 2 from Mta.info/weekender.

January 31, 2012#

Carol Kurth Architecture Project Named Best Traditional Kitchen at Westchester Home Magazine Design Awards

We are pleased to announce that Carol Kurth Architecture’s recent transformation of The Arcadia was named “Best Traditional Kitchen” at the 2012 Westchester Magazine Design Awards. The Arcadia, a traditional 1900s farmhouse kitchen, was transformed by our design team, which included collaborators Alice Hayes and Deane, Inc., into a modern living space.

Our concept was to create a canvas of white surfaces that appeared as if they were floating. In order to accomplish the look, oak wood floors were laid and stained a gorgeous chocolate brown, which created an anchor for the space. Then, the perimeter of the kitchen was lined with a continuous stainless steel toe kick. We contrasted the traditional, framed-door style with stainless steel panel details on some of the cabinet drawers, as well as the range hood, which created an industrial flair to the kitchen. We also added contrast to the pristine white aesthetic by selecting chocolate brown stained cabinetry for the floating island, and we also chose stainless steel for some of the key appliances.

Some of the jury’s comments on The Arcadia included the following:

“Elegant, yet not stuffy; bold, yet not showy.”

“Relaxed, homey, and exudes friendliness…”

“I like this room because… everything about it implies a space that was designed to be dynamic…”

You can visit the Westchester Home Magazine website to read more on this award-winning renovation, and you can visit the Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors website to view additional photos of this project.