Posts in category "Chicago"

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 »

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 »

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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Open House Chicago This Weekend -- Our Amazing Architecture

Open House Chicago This Weekend -- Our Amazing Architecture
Chicagoans are unbelievably fortunate to live in a city with amazing architecture. We have the opportunity to observe and inhabit buildings that are unique and mold-breaking, historically significant, and often available to us to visit and investigate at our leisure.  But this weekend, we are invited to explore neighborhoods within Chicago’s borders as well as... Read more »

Why a Blog About Design?

Why a Blog About Design?
“Design Sense” had been around for a while now and I am grateful for all readers.  I’ve tackled general as well as specific topics and events related to my profession and my many surrounding interests and passions. I’d like to educate anyone interested in Design — mostly interiors, but also architecture and other design specialties.  We live in an extraordinary... Read more »

Teamwork = Successful Design Project

Teamwork = Successful Design Project
It’s been quite a few 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 done Right. Usually, a Client hires an Architect or a Builder/Contractor, occasionally an Interior Designer, and that person helps to find the other professionals. ... Read more »
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Design Week Is Now

Design Week Is Now
For some reason, actresses can become “Designers” on widely-watched TV shows because they can sew curtains.  OK, I guess?   On the other hand, this week, highly professional representatives of the Interior Design industry in Illinois are spending time talking to legislators in Springfield  about new legislation.  New regulations would separate and license qualified Interior... Read more »

Is Your House Falling Apart?

Is Your House Falling Apart?
Is your house falling apart?  Actually, I mean:  “Is what’s inside your house falling apart?”  Roof and gutters are not included here.  You may not remember how old your furniture, carpet, blinds, paint job and other products are.  Unless you just furnished your place, can relate the purchases to an event or did it all... Read more »

Architectural Treasures in My Town

This time, it’s about ARCHITECTURE! And today I am reminding everyone that  this weekend is Open House Chicago presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  Doors will be open this weekend to visit varieties of buildings  from famous mansions to theatres, churches and office buildings from 9 to 5 Saturday and Sunday.  The open tour will... Read more »
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