Posts in category "Architecture"

Just Do It – In My Design World

Make a commitment, don’t follow through and then what?  In daily life, people will move away from you and hesitate to hang out, since you might not show up or cancel at the last minute.  But somehow, in my professional world, it may not involve not showing up at all, but rather showing up late,... Read more »

What's an "Interior Designer"? in 2015

What's an "Interior Designer"?  in 2015
What’s an “Interior Designer ” and what’s the difference between a Decorator and a Designer?  How can you figure out “who is what”?  How can you tell? This answer should find agreement within the REAL Design community which includes related professionals such as contractors, architects, manufacturers, showrooms, et al: First, ASK and look for Professional... Read more »

Planning A Design Project for 2014

 Planning A Design Project for 2014
Is summer really coming?  Based on today, yes!  It is!  It’s time to look forward and check out what’s happening in the Design World for the new season. Some aspects of the construction/design/architecture industry are on an upswing again.   It seems that folks are recognizing that the projects they have been denying and avoiding are... Read more »
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Chicago Is -- My Kind of Happiness

“Write about a guilty pleasure”– our “Blogapalooza” plot for the night.  I got a bit of a late start, and at the moment I read the assignment, “Chicago PD” started.  Chicago’s landmarks flitted over the TV screen.  And there was one of my guilty pleasures right before my eyes:  I reroute my rides downtown to... Read more »

On Shopping & Appreciating Design Project Pros

On Shopping & Appreciating Design Project Pros
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 »

Interior Design, Cost/Value and Shopping

Interior Design, Cost/Value and Shopping
What is the bottom line in a design (or decorating) project?  Is it simply the cost of all the items purchased?  Or perhaps that plus what you pay for “design help”? What is the value of that help?   A number of years ago a client presented me with his views on “cost and value” and,... Read more »
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"To The Trade" Means "To The Trade"

"To The Trade" Means "To The Trade"
“To The Trade” is the term that separates the consumer from a wholesale purchase.  It defines what “kind” of sale it is.  ”To The Trade” services and products are supposed be sold and marketed only to Professional Interior Designers, some Decorators and some Architects.  (All capitalized ONLY for the purpose of making this easier to read).A... Read more »

Do You Need An Interior Designer? FAQs

Do You Need An Interior Designer?  FAQs
Do I need a Professional Designer for my project? If you are making minor changes or investments in your home, office or whatever you are re-doing, you may not need a Designer.  Store personnel might be all the help you need to make appropriate selections.  For offices, there are showrooms and dealers that can provide... Read more »

Design and Build a Professional Team

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Here is  information that needs to be re-told again and again,  so I dug up this post from my archives (such as they are since ChiNow really isn’t very old): Design/construction projects dragged down or stopped over the past many months.  It is so frustrating (& obvious) because nearly everyone in any... Read more »
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Start That Project!

Start That Project!
Forward! Interior Design and architecture, decorating, building, puttering and remodeling world can enjoy positive changes now that our collective attention can be diverted from the political arena.  Many, many people have been hiding out or cowering in corners fearful of making decisions and investments that are not only about money but also about time.  I... Read more »