Independent...Or, Dependent, Right?

Independent...Or, Dependent, Right?
What is it that I truly depend on – other than my nearest and dearest?  I mostly depend on myself; don’t most of us?  If I mention my “nearest and dearest”, they are there to be supportive, but not to be responsible for anything that’s mine now that I’m grown up.  Others can help, but... Read more »

Play and Shop Like Summer's Here!

Play and Shop Like Summer's Here!
What better on a gorgeous, sunny day than to write a blog post about “favorite summer things”?  Since I want to get OUTSIDE, here we go: At this time of the year, many of my clients and I want to get quick fixes and easy (er) solutions, or zippy ideas that can brighten their summer. First:  If you want high-end... Read more »

Designer Tips for FREE!!

Designer Tips for FREE!!
Before my list:  There are so many options and so many details and so many sources that I know of and have access to that you probably don’t know, but that’s why I have a job.  Remember that mistakes can be costly, so be fair to yourself and don’t go too far out. Here are some... Read more »
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What is Your Design Sense?

What is Your Design Sense?
Back to Basics! Everyone has Design advice for you, and lots people want to offer opinions — in so many areas from the structure you live in, what you put in it, pretty much anything you wear from what’s next to your skin to the small, detailed accessories.  It includes the flowers for a bouquet or your garden — and... Read more »

Choosing Design/Construction Project Professionals

Choosing Design/Construction Project Professionals
This entry is at the behest of my co-workers, those professionals and contractors that I work with day.  It’s always in my mind and, yes, this is not the first time  in my blogging life that I have chosen this specific topic. When you decide to embark on a design/construction project, you have the ability to... Read more »

So..What's "IN" These Days?

So..What's "IN" These Days?
What’s ‘In”?  Nearly everything.  It’s pretty hard to look at a magazine (that I trust) or look through showrooms at the Mart or take some time to peruse photos in the many unsolicited manufacturer and furniture e-mails and come up with a reponse to that query.  It really seems that for one of the only... Read more »
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Design and "Design Sense" Renew for 2017

Design and "Design Sense" Renew for 2017
I am starting this year with basic questions for myself, what’s happening?  This:  a “better set up” office (which was OK before, too) plus a plan to learn additional new professional skills to present my ideas and visions (that’s the techy stuff). And,  I’m reintroducing some basics on “Design Sense”, too: The Most Basic Question:... Read more »

Growing Up & Becoming Capable

Growing Up & Becoming Capable
A long time ago, I realized that I was going to have to, in certain ways, take care of myself.  That didn’t mean that no one cared about me or that I had to get a salaried job as a kid, but sometime in the years from 6th grade to high school, it was quite... Read more »

Color of the Year #2 : Shadow

Color of the Year #2 :  Shadow
Benjamin Moore (yes, the paint company) has named “Shadow’ as their “Color of the Year”. Yay! This color is interesting and unusual and works beautifully in so many ways. My first impression was totally positive, and I have actually enjoyed pondering the possibilities of working with “Shadow”. So many of the declared trendsetting shades over... Read more »
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"Greenery" Pantone's Color for 2017!

"Greenery"  Pantone's Color for 2017!
“Greenery” is Pantone’s color for 2017!  Each year Pantone chooses a (random?) color for Interiors, Fashion, and Graphic Design and this bright green shade is “IT” for next year.  I think it was selected to move away from the gray tones that have been rather dominant for interiors for a while, partly because no one’s... Read more »