Posts tagged "decorating"

Color and Me

Color and Me
It’s always comforting and rewarding to do what we are best at, right?  I can make this kind of esoteric, but I’ll be practical and direct: I am good at Interior Design-ing.  And my sense for color has been a gift.  A Home Furnishings editor for a major magazine once told me I have “perfect... Read more »

Cost/Value & Design/Decorating

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 »

2015 Colors of the Year -- Yes, Again!

2015 Colors of the Year -- Yes, Again!
The Color of the Year for 2015 is, apparently, an array of choices depending on whose lead you choose to follow!  Since I have been blogging, I have written about Pantone’s choices (not predictions, they’re chosen by Pantone).  And, though 2015 is less than a month away, Pantone hasn’t presented or announced anything, yet. Paint... Read more »
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Your Own Project: Get It Started!

Your Own Project:  Get It Started!
At some time, everyone needs to redo.  You can call it “refresh”, “modernize”, but it’s actually more like “maintain”.  A project to maintain the quality of the appearance of your home can be intimidating…or maybe Not. First, make an assessment of what you WANT to do.  I specifically said “want” previously because that might be... 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 »

One More Color of the Year 2015:

One More Color of the Year 2015:
Just about one day after I published my last post, Pantone revealed its Color of the Year for 2015:  Marsala!  It’s named after the “warm” red wine and has been predicted for Interiors, Fashion, Cosmetics, Graphics and anything in the Design world. “Marsala” can work with so many other colors, from blues and grays to... Read more »
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DIY Projects That Make Great Sense

DIY Projects That Make Great Sense
I’ve spent blogging time discouraging readers from taking on over-reaching Do-It-Yourself projects, but there certainly are home-oriented tasks that can be perfect for a few hours, a weekend or a few weeks’ work. Some of my suggestions may seem more like “maintenance” than decorating or design and they are – but if you do these... Read more »

Design Trends and Your Taste...

Design Trends and Your Taste...
OK…This is a big, wide topic!  I posted this once before, but it’s important information if you want to assemble a successful Design Project. 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... Read more »

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 »
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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 »