Tag: Claire Golan ASID

...In the Summer of.....

...In the Summer of.....
…a long time ago! So…when did summer get so complicated?  I don’t really remember summer break before “real” grade school, but for all the years after first grade till into jr high, my summers were the same and were great!  We lived across the street from my elementary school (Lincoln School in Evanston) and most... Read more »

To Sixteen & Me

To Sixteen & Me
I was sixteen years old a Long time ago.  Why then do I remember so much about it?  I had a super-busy social life and I also had a lot of homework.  What would I now consider the important things?  Is it what I did wrong or what I did right?  It’s actually the reality... Read more »

"In" or "Out" (for now)?

"In" or "Out" (for now)?
This season has been fun for me because I have seen all sorts of colors and styles.  It’s Spring!  So, what IS the most popular color now?  It is whatever the paint companies choose.  Pantone has named “Ultra-Violet” this year!  I just looked up a Feng-Shui website and they have a whole list of them... Read more »
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On Furry Family Members

On Furry Family Members
Oh.h.h.h this has been a long 2 weeks. Fuzz, our 7 1/2-year-old husky has been very sick. Two weeks ago today, he could hardly breathe and after 2 days of watching and testing him at 2 different animal hospitals, they diagnosed that he was in heart failure. His prognosis was that we would be coming... Read more »

The Season of Self-Expression is Here!

The Season of Self-Expression is Here!
Unlike many seasons past, individualism is working.  So many colors from pastels to strong hues like reds and oranges and aqua are in photographs of today’s interiors.  Psychologically, this can’t be better for me and my clients–or anyone else.  It says that so much is “now”.  It means, from my point of view, that I... Read more »

"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 »
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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 »