"Ultra-Violet" Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year

"Ultra-Violet"  Pantone's  2018 Color of the Year
Oooh!  “Ultra-Violet” is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year! Interesting… it’s a color that will certainly stand out and can be used in many creative ways. It will work in the Interior Design world as a funky accent color that won’t become “dated” unless it’s overused! Of course, in fashion is kind of a no-brainer... Read more »

Sweet & Furry "Good-Byes"

Sweet & Furry "Good-Byes"
Saying “good-bye”?  Hmmm:  it happens all the time.  Every day, we say “bye” on a phone call or after a meeting or encounter that’s planned or unexpected.  Once in a while, we actually say “Good bye” when we leave someone or somewhere we’d rather not be connected to, but the ones I remember most, and... Read more »

DIY: & Questions to Ask -- Yourself

DIY: & Questions to Ask -- Yourself
OK!  So, you’re going to save money by doing your design/decorating/remodeling project yourself.  All those ideas from a professional Designer aren’t really very important for this, plus you can get better prices on your own.  “I don’t need professional help!”  NOT.  Can you find good prices on your own?  Certainly.  If budget is the only... Read more »
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OK Designer, What's Hip?

OK Designer, What's Hip?
  Many of my design clients do ask (though certainly not all of them):  “What’s ‘In’?” Today I would tell them that I have seen new versions of almost all kinds of styles and so many colors.  Although I would probably not specify a kitchen of complicated dark-stained wood cabinets with brown granite countertops today... Read more »

Designer? Nope. I Can Do It!

Designer?  Nope.  I Can Do It!
Why You Don’t Need a Professional Interior Designer: 1. You already know what you like! OK, but if you go and shop for what you already like, you are likely to miss a lot of what a Professional Designer can show you. REAL Designers have access to “trade only” sources that will be more “forward”.... Read more »

Visiting With Melanie

So, I have wracked my brain for a while pondering fictional characters I would like to talk to in person — and why. It’s “Blogapalooza” night and that’s our assignment!  No doubt history is “my thing” and there are many times in history’s past that I would want to visit so that I could experience... Read more »
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On Planning a Summer Project

On Planning a Summer Project
Summer seems to be a time that many of us (me too) decide to Get Something Done.  If course, I say this at other times during the year, but summer projects seem less stressful because we are outside so much more and don’t have to live within the upheaval (if there is any) indoors. This... Read more »

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 »
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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 »