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 »

"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 »
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8 Reasons You Need a Professional Interior Designer

8 Reasons You Need a Professional Interior Designer
Here!  These are eight of the many reasons that you need to find and work with a Real Design Professional: 1.  You don’t know really what you need to do to get a project started, but you know it’s time to Do Something. A Professional Designer can–and will–guide you through the project from measuring the... Read more »

Interior Design and $$ in 2016

Interior Design and $$ in 2016
These are THE questions that arise for anyone pondering the importance of  design professionals.  They are, of course, the money questions. **Note:  there is no commentary here on how I personally feel about all the options.  That would be a mag. article, not a blog post!  I won’t go through that here, but you can ask me... Read more »

If I Could Do It Again...What Would I Redo?

If I Could Do It Again...What Would I Redo?
            Gee…what would I do better: “Be a better daughter”…or…” a better parent” — or “Make more money”?  These would be the most impulsive answers, right? But guess what?  My answer is “Be a better student”.  This is my answer, hands down.  Why?  Because unless you are a really negligent... Read more »
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A Design Project: Where & How to Start

A Design Project:  Where & How to Start
WHAT OK!  You’ve pretty much decided that you need to fix up your house, or redecorate or repaint, but think that perhaps you can’t properly do this alone.  WHAT now? Get referrals – hopefully based on experience.  If you are looking for a single product type (shades or some other non-drapery window covering) or a couple... Read more »

On Saving My Creativity

On Saving My Creativity
My daily routine and how my day comes together has bunch of aspects that I truly never looked at in this way before!  First are the chores and responsibilities that are part of everyday life:  feeding the dogs, checking my calendar and e-mail and making the bed are all part of my morning routine before... Read more »

10 Items To Remember When Planning a Design Project

10 Items To Remember When Planning a Design Project
If you are planning an Interior Design project, please read this list! Create a list (or “scope of work”) – complete or even reslistic or not.  It’s a start. Take abovementioned list and prioritize what’s most urgent.  Ideally, what needs to be done is also what you want to accomplish.  If not, keep that discrepancy... Read more »
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"What Else Can I Be But What I Am?"

"What Else Can I Be But What I Am?"
“I Gotta Be Me” …right?  Sammy Davis sang this song years ago!  (..& yes, my title is from lyrics of that song!) Being independent is cool.  It means that having your own way of doing things, as long as no one is hurt, is good.  Also, just because everyone else thinks that adopting certain style... Read more »