Archive for July 2012

What's an "Interior Designer"?

What's an "Interior Designer"?
One of the most common questions I am asked is to explain the difference between a Decorator and a Designer. Here’s My answer, which I am positive that I would find much agreement within the REAL Design community including related professionals like contractors, architects, manufacturers, showrooms, “and more”: How can you tell?  First, ASK!!  Along... Read more »

Tree Houses: Awesome For Grown Ups

From CBS Sunday Morning: Tree Houses have reached New Heights!! The care and detailing in these homes is amazing! What a wonderful way to “get away from it all” and not really have to be too far away from the rest of the world (if you’re lucky to have a place for one!). These are... Read more »

On Finding Your Decorating Style

On Finding Your Decorating Style
This is a HUGE topic, so let’s just start!  I can put furnishings styles into several categories, but they merge to Modern, Traditional, “Eclectic” — or a controlled combination of styles and “Transitional” — not modern, but not fussy).   There’s also Asian, Primitive, Country and various specialized styles of serious antiques.  There is also very customized... Read more »
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Design Project? It's Still About the Team

Design Project?  It's Still About the Team
This subject is one of the most important ones to write about!  So this post is an update of one of my earliest. It’s been many years since I started working as a Designer and the longer I work, the more I believe this: it’s all about the TEAMWORK to get the project “right”. Usually, a... Read more »