April 14, 2014
Yes, as I continue to deconstruct #BlogTourNYC 2014 and now High Point Market summaries, it’s officially All About You Design. I saw this at the AD Home Show and especially with Prizer Hoods. The common hood is stainless steel..and there are many to choose from but what about an “all about you design”? Here’s an example:
Photo by Valerie Gray…
April 3, 2014
This post is all about BlogTourNYC 2014 Part 2 and the day we visited the Architectural Digest Home Show. Held at Pier 94 this quote describes the show, “A world of design inspiration awaits at the 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show. SHOP the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath and building products for all your design projects.”…Read More
March 28, 2014
So the sender, Veronika Miller, caught my attention immediately with her email from Modenus. The question? Could I attend #BlogTourNYC. This I knew is a pinch me moment. With this post I start a recap of an exciting 6 days in the Big Apple with an even more exciting group of bloggers who, like me, received a priority email from…Read More
March 13, 2014
Some Tips When You Downsize
A downsize often reduces your house footprint by 50%. That’s a lot of stuff. As I work in condominiums and second homes with clients, I have tips I always share. So here are a few important ones if you are in downsize mode.
1. Select or reuse multi-purpose furniture
A secretary provides great storage, can…
March 6, 2014
How to Complement Ethnic Design for Clients
My clients collect Southwest art, rugs and pottery showing a love of ethnic design. And trend reports suggest ethnic designs are popular. They live in an Arts and Crafts home and also enjoy transitional design. So my challenge is to blend and enhance the collection as we furnish the living and dining rooms.…
February 27, 2014
Why do Interior Designers need art museums? Museum exhibits feed our imagination, create connections to our client projects and ‘connect the dots’ to so many aspects of our daily work. And so was the case with the recent show at Bellevue Arts Museum by Isabelle de Borchgrave, A World of Paper, A World of Fashion: Isabelle de Borchgrave Meets Mariano…Read More
February 20, 2014
Does moving create a color crisis? It certainly can.
Moving creates one of life’s most stressful events and even with the same furniture, rugs and collectibles, it requires a new palette. Why? Keep reading ~
“Having the right palette is like creating the perfect environment,” says Christina Harris, an architectural color consultant in Pasadena, CA (http://www.colorific.biz). “The colors should reflect…Read More
February 13, 2014
Valentine’s Day Love from an interior designer.
Valentine’s Day brings some nostalgia along with indulgent dreams. I recall the cards exchanged during my school years which today transfers to cards I send to clients, referral partners and others. And I think about my love of interior design and how I prefer to design.
Happened to find Bonnie Marcus stationary which…
February 6, 2014
Create Good Flow in Your Interior Design
When designers talk about the flow in a home’s interior design, they refer to how you navigate your rooms and spaces. Good flow means the arrangements give the guest and visitor a queue, a hint of where to put a hat or purse, for example, in the foyer. A clear entryway guides guests…
January 30, 2014
Sketchup equals success for my creative communication with clients. These days a 3-D picture is the quick way to come to agreement with my clients around the design concept direction. It’s the ‘Ah Ha’ moment when the vision comes into focus. For example, in my Sanctuary Townhome project, we have a tall, narrow home with multiple floors. (Also a great…Read More