Posts tagged "decorating"

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 »

Design Trends and Your Taste...

Design Trends and Your Taste...
OK…This is a big and wide topic! I put furnishings into a few categories, but they meld into: Modern, Traditional, “Eclectic” — or a controlled combination– & “Transitional” — not as modern, but not fussy–). There’s also Asian, Primitive, Country plus various specialized styles based on serious antiques and historical periods.  There is also the very customized (what I... 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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It's Shape Up Time -- For Your Home

It's Shape Up Time -- For Your Home
Is your house falling apart?  Does it look uncared-for and aging?  This actually means:  “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... Read more »

A Valentine For Your Home

A Valentine For Your Home
Why does loving your home matter?  It matters because if you are happy in your home, you feel settled, you’re calmer and that extends into other aspects of your life.   After 12 years, I have lived in my current home longer than anywhere else—ever.   When I was a little kid, and as my parents acclimated... 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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"Radiant Orchid" is 2014's Color of the Year

"Radiant Orchid" is 2014's Color of the Year
And… it’s Purple!  Yes, it’s a lighter purple that’s cheerful and playful, but it’s definitely purple. For the past few years I’ve blogged on Pantone’s “Color of the Year” in the Interior Design world and this one will be fun to watch!   It will certainly turn up in paint colors, some textiles, some ceramic tile... Read more »

Be True -- To You

Be True -- To You
Design is creative and varied and new topics for this blog are beginning to avalanche (is that a verb?). After deciding that designing, re-designing or just rearranging your physical environment is now inevitable,  you have to think about what to do and how.  I’ve written on that and continue to think about it, and one... Read more »

Loving Your Home

Loving Your Home
I’m B a a a ck!! After meeting some heavy project deadlines, here I am again! with some (comparatively) soul-searching considerations… Why does loving your home matter?  It matters because if you are happy in your home, you feel settled, you’re calmer and that extends into other aspects of your life.  I was noting Sunday... Read more »
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5 DIY Projects to NEVER take on yourself...

5 DIY Projects to NEVER take on yourself...
This is my first Guest Blogger!  Welcome Michelle Ortiz Dunbar from Arizona (and originally from New York which she calls the “Design Capital”– which I agree).  This topic is near to my heart, as my readers already know.  Thanks, Michelle for being informative and articulate! I remember a time when homeowners who were able, paid... Read more »